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.
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.
Wendy started her career as a Sales Representative in 1999. After spending 10 years working with people and serving their commercial needs, she adjusted her focus to commercial marketing. Wendy went on to create websites driven by strong content, email marketing and social media strategies. These skills and her experience grew while she became more involved in larger and more important national projects. Wendy’s campaign strategy allowed her to build strong project management skills working with teams in all areas. Wendy began working with Emillions Art in order to grow and streamline opportunities within Emillions Art, offering insight into areas of growth and client relations.
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 screenplays 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.”
Jane graduated with a business degree in marketing & accounting from Texas A&M University. Because of her love for art, she also chose to take architectural history and design courses while at school. After graduation, she worked in the oil & gas and tech industries for 12 years before pursuing her passion for painting. Jane worked as a muralist for 10 years working with designers, builders, and clients working on both residential and commercial projects. In 2010 she began studying art history and painting with Master artist, Lap Ngo, from the prestigious French art school, Ecole Nationale Supieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. She studied and painted both in the south of France and North Texas for the next five years. Jane is accomplished in a wide spectrum of styles and subject matter. She is inspired by the natural beauty of surroundings whether traveling or at one of her homes in Plano, Texas or Naples, Florida. Her art is in personal collections across the US from California to Cape Cod and overseas in Italy.