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.

Erin Curry

Content Marketing Manager

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.

Tiylia Vauss

Fulfillment & Buying Assistant 

Tiy manages every detail of customer packaging and delivery. Buying + retail strategy are two of her passions, and she assists in the selection and logistics of our one-of-a-kind and contemporary handmade collection. 

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.

Valerie Dierker

Buying & Production Manager

Valerie leads buying and production at St. Frank. Her years of experience spent as a buyer and planner is an evolution sparked by a true love for the remarkable exchange that comes from sharing an object's story.

Before St. Frank

Valerie's experience spans a range of large department stores and luxury brands, including Macy's Home Store, Gilt Groupe and Zola. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University.

St. Frank Favorite

Valerie's favorite pieces are the vibrant vintage Miao framed textiles. These pieces are incredibly singular, beautiful, delicately woven and rich in nuance.

Becca Crawford

Product Design & Development

Becca is a self-proclaimed textiles nerd, an interest instilled in her at an early age by her quilt-making mother.  Coming from a fine arts background, she is passionate about process and finds inspiration in the textile techniques practiced by different cultures around the world.

Before St. Frank

Becca worked for ABC Carpet & Home for nine years, in visual merchandising, social media, and product development. She holds a BA in studio art from Pomona College and and AAS in textile design from FIT.

St. Frank Favorite

Becca's favorite pieces in the collection are the framed vintage Huipil textiles.  She loves that these textiles were once functional garments that have since been repurposed and given a second life as one-of-a-kind artwork to adorn your home.

Dani Silverstein

Marketing Assistant & Customer Service

After working at the St. Frank NYC store as a retail and sales associate, Dani grew eager to grow among the company and has made that known by earning the title of Marketing Assistant & Customer Service. As the youngest member of the team, she uses her youthful incites on popular culture to enhance the marketing strategies within St. Frank. She is calm and collected with patience which allows our Collectors to feel trusted and comfortable reaching out to her with all of their questions and requests.

Before St. Frank

Dani spent time in South Africa, South America, and studying Anthropology at the University of Colorado- Boulder. Through this, she developed a love for mountains and indigenous peoples. She believes in connecting small and local business with the masses allowing them to thrive on an international level.

St. Frank Favorite

Dani's favorite piece is the Yellow Daisy Suzani. She is wowed by the detailed floral embroidery that goes into any of our Suzani pieces but the color itself is what makes this piece a real showstopper.