St. Frank is made possible through a collaboration of our staff, advisors, interns, suppliers, and artisan partners. Please see our current career opportunities if you are interested in joining our team in San Francisco, California.
Founder & CEO
Christina is passionate about supporting economic opportunity for people in under-resourced settings. She also loves discovering and enjoying the world’s wide variety of artistic expression. Driven by these interests, Christina founded St. Frank in 2013 to make the unique and beautiful art she found in isolated communities accessible to people everywhere.
Read her full story here.
Christina’s background includes both international development and the arts. Previously, Christina worked in social-impact consulting with FSG, health system strengthening in Rwanda with Partners In Health, and development with New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Christina holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Head of Operations
Steph is a strong believer in connecting people in low and middle-income countries to markets to create change. As an avid traveler, she loves bringing culture and arts from around the world into people's homes. In addition to providing strategic company-wide leadership, Steph manages operations at St. Frank, bringing luxury, high quality products to collectors and providing a great customer experience.
Steph has worked in social enterprise strategy with REDF/Goodwill of Silicon Valley and in the impact investing ecosystem with Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX). Steph started her career with four years in asset management at AllianceBernstein. Steph holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Sales & Marketing
Nora is an avid supporter of the world's artisans and is passionate about sharing their stories. She is particularly drawn to textiles, sparked by a trip to Peru where she met the women who weave the traditional Andean textiles and learned about the history, significance and personal stories behind each piece. Nora studied Art History and has a background in Retail Merchandising. She is excited to support the Sales and Marketing team, helping to share St. Frank's story with the world.
Nora worked for 5 years for Gap, Inc in various merchandising strategy and buying roles. She participated in the company's robust training program, the Retail Management Program, where she gained industry experience in Merchandising, Inventory Management and Production. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College in Art History.
The framed vintage Suzani collection, especially the Silk Fuchsia Suzani and Tree of Life Suzani from Uzbekistan. Nora loves their geometric pattern of floral motifs, their vibrant colors and the intricacy of the hand-sewn embroidery.
Annie is passionate about supporting makers that create products with rich stories. After years at industry-leading retail brands, she is delighted to contribute to a start-up that has a mission to support traditional crafts. Returning to San Francisco after hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Annie joined St. Frank to lead their flagship store in San Francisco. She manages all retail teams, including recruitment and training. Annie loves St. Frank's global bohemian aesthetic, and is ecstatic to be able to lend her expertise to the brand’s success.
Annie’s corporate retail career has been built over years of experience with Louis Vuitton North America in client services, Williams-Sonoma Inc. in retail operations for West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home, and Benefit Cosmetics in global education. She also has experience working in luxury interior design. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art and English from University of California at Davis and a Professional Designation in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Framed Cactus Silk collection from Morocco. Annie loves the vivid colors and hint of shimmer that comes from the silk of the sabra cactus. These pieces are statement-making, but sized to hang in small spaces that need a touch of elegance and color.
Customer Experience & Product Development
Maddy has a heartfelt appreciation for authentic traditional crafting methods and cultural heritage. She was drawn to St. Frank by the rich history behind each product and the human connection created by hearing the story behind an artisan’s work. As an artisan herself, she believes true beauty lies at the meeting of effort and passion. During her lifelong study of Chinese language and culture, Maddy has curated her interest in other cultures and perspectives, developing most of her intrigue whilst living in Shanghai. Maddy’s brings her attention to design detail and standards of excellence to our fulfillment and customer service.
Maddy worked for Lululemon Athletica, specializing in inventory management, store operations, and visual merchandising. She started her career in operations while working for the Women's Hockey Department of USA Hockey. Maddy holds a B.A. from Colorado College in Asian Studies, Chinese Language.
The Baby Alpaca Throws from Peru. Maddy loves the functionality and luxuriousness of this throw - it keeps her warm while on a plane (or train!), and is the perfect robust scarf for any occasion.