Meet the Emillions team.
Marlissa Gardner founded Emillions Art in 2014. She is most successful as a bridge between artist and collector, buyer and seller, and connecting art establishments with commercial buyers. Marlissa believes that selling art is really about understanding people. Her art background and knowledge have fostered a network of enthusiastic collectors, esteemed professionals, and returning clients who rely on Marlissa’s warmth, tenacity with pursuing special collections, and business acumen. She participates in speaking engagements on art investment and has been featured in Women of Distinction magazine as one of the top women entrepreneurs to watch. Before starting Emillions Art, Marlissa owned her own film production company and worked in collaboration with United Pictures, UPN and Fox as a director and producer. Marlissa was a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth, MA. She started the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County, focused on education for at-risk youth in the Boston area. Marlissa earned a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Broadcasting & Film from Boston University.
While an exchange student in Paris, France, Lily Ng studied art history and film, spending many afternoons at the Musée d’Orsay, becoming enamored with the works of sculptors Rodin and Giacometti. She earned a B.A. in Social Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. She has been at the helm of two boutique film production agencies and has produced award-winning documentaries and narrative works exhibited on the film festival circuit. Lily brings warm client management skills, a creative approach to developing initiatives, and a love of writing to Emillions Art. She is the Director of Strategic Development & Special Projects.
Kristin Keller recently joined the Emillions Team as Director of Marketing. Kristin brings a diverse mix of communications and marketing experience to Emillions Art. Her background includes best practice experience with such industry leaders as Canyon Ranch, Leo Burnett, and KPMG and more recently content marketing for startups and early-stage companies. She loves working with companies from the ground up and watching them grow and achieve their aspirational goals.
Kristin’s passion for art started when she won her first art show at age 10. She entered college as an art major but graduated with a Bachelors in English from Indiana University. Her love for culture took her abroad her junior year to the Universidad de Seville where she studied the Masters El Greco, Miro and Picasso. At Emillions Art she is happily surrounded by beautiful things.
Michelle Barre has consummate skill in business administration and commercial real estate sales. As the executive assistant to the Director General of the Airports Council International in Montreal, Michelle managed the entire administrative team and was the direct liaison between the Governing Board members around the world and the regional directors as well as the rest of staff. Michelle has also built an international client base while as the director and owner of her own real estate firm in Annemasse, France. Michelle’s various career pursuits have led to her fluency in English, French, Spanish and German. Michelle is an avid traveler and has visited over 30 countries, and has lived in four. She obtained her university degree at Université de Provence, in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Haley Gardner is currently studying Communications with a
concentration in Film & TV at Franklin Pierce University. With a lifetime background in art and music, her creative talents have driven her to aspire to be a Major Motion Picture Film Director. Currently she is the Director and Producer of a political show called “Pierce Politics”. In addition Haley is a Writer, Producer and Director of College level Screen Plays and Theater and host of a comedy improvisation program called, “Laughing in the Lounge”. She has been nominated for three awards at Franklin Pierce for “Best Female Talent”, “Best Host”, and “Best Rookie”.