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.
Carolyn Bare-Miller has devoted her life to the arts since the time she could pick up a pencil to draw. She has extensive experience in the world of masterworks, contemporary and commercial artwork and fine prints. Carolyn became a buyer for Merrill Chase Galleries in Chicago, which led to her career in opening multiple commercial galleries for S2 Art Group. Her connection with S2 positioned Carolyn to be an integral part of the creation and development of the first downtown Las Vegas Arts District. She became the Director of the Bellagio Museum, winning Museum of the Year from Greenspan Media Group. Her exhibitions were collaborative efforts with Pace Wildenstein New York and included the creation and management of multiple Master exhibitions, including the Impressionists Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Chagall. Carolyn graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Liberal Arts and a minor in Art History, and holds an MBA in Economics.
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.
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”.