Meet the Team

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.

Christina Bryant

Christina Bryant

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.

Before St. Frank

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.

St. Frank Favorite

Biddew Noir - Sublime from Senegal, framed in a shadowbox - Christina has this piece hanging in her home and loves to show it off to dinner guests. Shop Christina's personal collection here.

Steph Peng

Steph Peng

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.

Before St. Frank

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.

St. Frank Favorite

Handira II from Morocco, in lucite - Steph loves the significance in weddings and the story of mother-daughter bonding it tells. Check out all of Steph's St. Frank favorites here.

Sam Riehl

Sam Riehl

Operations

Sam is passionate about visual culture and global exploration. Excited by St. Frank’s social mission and fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, Sam is thrilled to support the operations team, engage with both collectors and artisans, and share stories of St. Frank’s  patterns and products. 

Before St. Frank

Sam holds a B.A. in Art History from Davidson College. During a semester in Turkey, Sam spent time studying architecture and interning at a cultural heritage foundation in Istanbul. This experience shaped his interest in cultural expression, global history, and storytelling.

St. Frank Favorite

A colorful and geometric reminder of his time spent browsing the markets and bazaars of Istanbul, Sam loves all of St. Frank’s Kilim collection, especially Kilim XVI.

Nora Handsher

Nora Handsher

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.

Before St. Frank

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.

St. Frank Favorite

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.