Meet the Team

St. Frank is made possible through a collaboration of our staff, advisors, suppliers, and artisan partners. Please see our current career opportunities if you are interested in joining our team in San Francisco, California, or New York, New York.

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.

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

Co-Founder & COO

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

The Teal Vines Suzani Sublime Framed Print. She loves the organic motifs and rich colors. Check out all of Steph's St. Frank favorites here.

Nora Handsher

Buying & Production

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 Buying and Production team, helping to share the stories of artisans from all over 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 II from Uzbekistan. Nora loves their geometric pattern of floral motifs, their vibrant colors and the intricacy of the hand-sewn embroidery.

 

Erin Curry

Content Marketing

Erin is a true creative and loves to weave visual brand elements together to tell a compelling story. From styling beautiful photos to creating fun email campaigns, she loves to produce content that feeds our Frankophiles. She especially enjoys a crazy day on set, creating photo magic for our social feeds and catalogs. She became brand-obsessed with St. Frank while working in the interiors industry and was eager to join the team to help them build something beautiful.

Before St. Frank

She has previously worked with NYC-based interior design firms and textile studios to produce visual content, marketing materials, and custom rug & textile designs. She developed a deep love for textiles early in her education and has been an avid collector of handmade and vintage finds for years. She holds a B.F.A. from the State University of New York in Textile Design.

St. Frank Favorite

Her favorite piece in the collection is the Silk Blush Suzani Sublime Framed Print because the colors are simply irresistible and she's wowed by the incredible skill it takes to create any Suzani textile.

Tiy Vauss

Customer Experience

Tiy craves meaningful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellent service. She believes in providing our collectors with the upmost care and owns our customer expereince. Tiy also manages every detail of customer packaging and delivery. Buying + retail strategy are two of her passions. 

Before St. Frank

Tiy has worked with various luxury retail brands, including Shinola and Wolford, in visual merchandising and sales. Through her experience, Tiy developed superb customer service skills and an eye for detail. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies as well as a minor in Africana Studies from San Francisco State University. 

St. Frank Favorite

Tiy's favorite piece is the Juju Hat IV; she loves the vibrant yellow of the hat and the way in which it can brighten up any room.