CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
R. Todd Ruppert is the founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including education, financial services, disruptive technologies, publishing, arts and entertainment, and strategy consulting. He is chairman of several firms, president of London’s Royal Parks Foundation (USA), a global ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and board member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He is a venture partner at Greenspring Associates, a US based venture capital firm with over $7.0 billion under management. He is also a senior advisor to SenaHill Partners, a FinTech merchant bank, and Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology businesses in the financial services sector. Todd has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry.
He retired from T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm with over $1.0 trillion under management, where he was CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, co-president, T. Rowe Price International, and a member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price Group.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Fraser joins the Group at an important stage in its development having been closely associated with the Fund Raising and amalgamation of the Pall Mall Art Advisors’ companies in the UK and US. He was previously CEO of Hamilton and Kinneil Estates for over 11 years, where he was responsible for all commercial interests of the Duke of Hamilton and his family. He is currently Non-Executive Director of Estate Life Ltd and Valentine Fine Art Reproductions Ltd, as well as having his own consultancy business, FIN Management Ltd, where he offers strategic planning, financial and overall commercial management to developing businesses or those requiring turnaround experience.
Anita is President of Pall Mall Art Advisors, a tangible asset management firm. A nationally sought-after speaker, Anita has lectured at the Barron’s 100 and 500 Summits; to over 30 chapters of Tiger 21, a high-net-worth learning network; to the investment forum of YPO, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world, to bankers, attorneys, insurance specialists and accountants throughout the United States. A member of the Appraisers Association of America and certified to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), she has testified as a specialist witness in major court cases involving art valuations and regularly lectures on topics relating to art, collection, and appraising. Anita grew up in a family of art collectors and is a graduate of Bowdoin University with advanced degrees from the University of London and New York University. She started her career at Sotheby’s of New York. After spending several years as an independent appraiser, she joined Gurr Johns as an appraiser in its New York office. Prior to starting Pall Mall Art Advisors, Anita ran both the British & Continental furniture and decorative arts department and the appraisals department at Freeman’s Auctioneers. She has appeared on several TV shows and is frequently interviewed by the media for her insights into the art world.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT-NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
Colleen brings over 20 years of experience in the art and financial world to Pall Mall Art Advisors. A member of the International Society of Appraisers, AAA and USPAP compliant, she has valuated art and antiques for corporations, museums and private collectors throughout the United States and provided legal analysis for court cases involving art valuation and identification. Colleen regularly publishes articles in local, regional and on-line press, as well as conducting lectures and continuing education classes on diverse topics pertinent to art and antiques.
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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Daryl brings several decades of experience and expertise in financial, operational and arts management to Pall Mall Art Advisors’ management team, where he serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to coming to PMAA; as General Manager, Daryl was responsible for managing the startup, the transition and restoring the historic Bucks County Playhouse to the thriving cultural institution it is today. Daryl also served as Operations Manager for Signature Theatre and the Pershing Square Signature Center in NYC; where he played a key role in launching this 75,000 square foot, Times Square-adjacent, Frank Gehry-designed facility. Daryl has been instrumental in the launching of several other art service organizations, such as Manhattan Theatre Source in Greenwich Village NYC – providing a one-stop shop for performing arts for Manhattan and beyond.
DIRECTOR OF APPRAISALS
Based in Atlanta, Kate assists clients in fine art collections management and oversees the firm’s walk-through valuation services. In addition to testifying as an specialist witness, she has lectured on Women and Photography and Art as an Asset Class. Kate is USPAP compliant and is currently completing her appraisals certificate in Fine and Decorative Arts from NYU. She previously worked at Samuel T. Freeman & Company in Philadelphia as an appraiser and photography specialist.
DIRECTOR OF ART ADVISORY
Born and raised in London, Roxanne comes from an art collecting family. After 30 years in the UK, she relocated to the US. With years of experience as an independent art consultant working with a select few private clients and institutions, she also worked at Christie’s Auction House for 5+ years within the Post-War and Contemporary department and the Client Advisory department where she focused on advising their top private buyers. Roxanne now brings her skills to Pall Mall Art Advisors as Director of Art Advisory focusing on building unique collections globally.
Roxanne has a Masters in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute which is affiliated with Manchester University, BA (honors) in History of Art and Architecture from Manchester University (UK) and a Certificate in Collections Management from Sotheby’s Auction House.
Kerry-Lee is the Director of Consignments and a Senior Appraiser and Advisor for Pall Mall Art Advisors. She works closely with the firm's private clients, fiduciaries, families offices and estate attorneys in regards to assisting with the monetization of all tangible assets. She assists with the entire process, from the initial consultation to a bespoke consignment plan, terms negotiation and all logistics in between. With over ten years in the industry at both International and Domestic auction houses as specialists in European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Rare Books and Manuscripts, knowing the ins-and-outs of the auction practices, she is positioned to advocate as an Independent advisor on behalf of the client. Kerry-lee graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, with minors in Art History and Creative Writing.
US National Appraisals Manager
Shane David Hall has had a lifelong interest in the world of art, architecture, and decorative arts. Shane joined Pall Mall Art Advisors after working as Director of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers of St. Louis, Missouri – one of America’s oldest auction firms. Shane began his career as a curatorial assistant at The Historic Charleston Foundation and interned with the prestigious Winter Antique Show, prior to gaining extensive art market experience with three international auction firms. Shane graduated with BFAs in Historic Preservation, Urban Planning, and Art History from The College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina. He later earned an MA in American Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute, New York. Shane has served as the guest auctioneer for Laumeier Sculpture Garden’s 2015 event, Laumeier Now, and juried the live auction and silent entrants for the 2014 AIDS Resource Center's Art for Life event. Shane was a founding member and President of the College of Charleston Columbus Alumni Association and sat on the Advisory Committee for the Columbus Landmarks Association.
National Tangible Assets Manager
A native to the Philadelphia area, Lauren Peck first joined Pall Mall Art Advisors in 2012 as Appraisals Coordinator. Prior to returning, her most recent role was with Freeman's in their Fine Jewelry department as an Associate Specialist. She also worked at Sotheby's in their Haverford office, where she managed and participated in many jewelry, fine art and furniture appraisals and consignments. Her time working for auction houses has provided Lauren with the opportunity to refine her specialty expertise as well as her focus on business and client development.Lauren Peck graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a major in Art History and a minor in French. She is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America.
Arts Management Coordinator
Felix provides support to our larger Tangible Asset Management team, as well as operations in general, while working hand in hand with our team of experienced appraisers and art advisors. Felix also provides leadership to our team of Fellows and Interns in coordinating our appraisal production operations. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from The College of New Jersey, Felix also works for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as a conservation consultant.
APPRAISER & ADVISOR
Karen Gray graduated cum laude from SUNY Brockport with a BFA in painting and art history. She also holds an MFA in drawing from the prestigious New York Academy of Art. In addition to these achievements she has completed the NYU Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts and is a member of the Appraisers Association of America. Over the course of her career she has created and exhibited her own art, instructed and lectured on drawing and painting, and served as a juror for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. During her years as a gallery associate she helped clients build collections. As an appraiser, she has worked on various large and small projects including an international trust, a local philanthropy, as well as private collections. Each assignment is given the utmost respect and discretion. She is USPAP compliant through December 2020.
An Atlanta native, Lelia began her career in American Art at the High Museum of Art. She followed her passion for art to the northeast, where she pursued opportunities at Rago Art and Auction Center in New Jersey, and then at Hirschl & Adler Galleries in New York. Upon her return to her hometown, Lelia worked first for Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery, before joining Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in their Atlanta branch.
A member of the International Society of Appraisers, Lelia now performs USPAP compliant appraisals for estate, donation, and insurance purposes. Lelia holds a B.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University, and an M.A. in American Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. She is currently training to become a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist.
Appraiser and Advisors
Amanda McGhee is an independent jewelry appraiser and has over 20 years experience in the jewelry industry. She holds a diploma in Jewelry Design and Manufacturing from Gem City College in Quincy IL (1999), a Graduate Gemologist degree from Carlsbad, CA (2000). Amanda is currently a member of American Society of Appraisers, and National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and is current on USPAP compliance. She is currently serving as the board president for the St Louis GIA Alumni chapter. Amanda has testified and/or given expert witness testimony in a deposition with cases involving, division of marital assets, division of estate assets, and cause of loss regarding jewelry store negligence. Her appraisal expertise runs the gamut of Insurance, Estate, Fair Market, Liquidation, Charitable Contribution, and Hypothetical Appraisals.
Art Advisory Assistant
With experience in fine art cataloguing and research, Jordan provides administrative and operational support to the Pall Mall Art Advisors team. She maintains the PMAA databases, cataloguing fine art and other collectibles, as well as creating and distributing client presentations. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Temple University where she focused on Modern and Contemporary Art.
Appraiser and Adviser
Carol Lee Pryor is an art advisor based in Los Angeles. Following her 15 year career as a highly sought-after appraiser and consultant for private collectors internationally, she has dedicated her work to leveraging her extensive personal network of gallerists, photographers, and fine artists to curate site-specific, customized art programming for select residential, commercial and hospitality properties and original pop-up exhibitions. Distinct from her industry peers, Carol Lee engages in close personal relationships with both celebrated and emerging artists and gallerists, an ever-growing creative matrix that empowers her with unprecedented freedom and flexibility in crafting unforgettable, fully-customized art programming and exhibitions. Since 2003, Carol Lee has curated over 40 exhibitions, serving as Studio Manager for a noted American painter, Gallery Director, and Auction House Specialist, prior to founding her own company. Carol Lee received her BA in Art History from Baylor University and later pursued graduate study in American Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. In 2012 she founded her firm with the goal of providing professional services to collectors including acquisitions, collection management and conservation, and appraisal services. She is a specialist in fine art photography spanning the history of the medium and member of the Appraisers Association of America.
Senior Fine Art Advisor and Appraiser
Elena has more than 12 years international experience in the commercial art world. Based in New York, she is a Senior Art Advisor and USPAP-compliant Appraiser responsible for assisting private and corporate clients with the management and development of their art collections. She previously held the positions of senior Specialist and AVP, Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s New York and Specialist and Head of Sale of Modern British Art at Christie’s in London. Her particular areas of expertise include Impressionist & Modern Art, 20th century British and Irish Art, and Scottish Art. Elena holds Masters degrees in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and the University of Cambridge.
Jennifer MacLeod has been involved in the appraisal of fine jewelry, gemstones and watches since 1985. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Jennifer owned her own Independent Jewelry Appraisal business in Mobile, AL.
She also is an alumni of The Gemological Institute of America, has a degree in Geology from the University of South Alabama and is presently enrolled in the FGA program with GEM-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain). She has membership with several organizations including; The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts and The Jewelry Historians Organization. She is a Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.
Currently Jennifer is employed by Perry’s at SouthPark as the head appraiser of fine, antique and estate jewelry. Clients include attorneys, banks, businesses, Homeland Security and various other government agencies as well as individuals. Projects have included insurance replacement, divorce appraisals, estate appraisals etc.
Gemologist, Appraiser, Director of Inventory and Wholesale at SH Silver Co. Purchases estate jewelry and watches from private individuals with a high rate of customer satisfaction and success. Strong background evaluating diamonds of all sizes, signature estate jewelry such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef, etc., Swiss watches, antique and modern sterling silver, colored gemstones, and unsigned jewelry from multiple eras.
Entrepreneurial Publisher and Editorial Strategist with experience creating engaging content for global audiences and marketing strategies. A former Managing Editor at Aperture who also founded early stage ventures for traditional and digital publishing focusing on VC technology transfer, science and nature, art and culture. Award-wining publisher recognized for a record of successful B2B and B2C projects realized through teamwork, innovative formats, and successful, tailored business and marketing strategies. Experience sourcing and leading creative teams and offshore developers to produce apps, eBooks, print books, and web experiences.
I am and I created a vehicle for expert service to my clients. My company is a traveling state of the art Gemological Laboratory which specializes in the evaluation of appraising antique, estate and fine jewelry at any location requiring convenience and efficiency. Working in the jewelry industry for many years I have developed a thorough knowledge of the jewelry industry. Graduating from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, emphasis in metalsmithing/jewelry and a minor in Art History this has enabled me to understand fine craftsmanship. After college I matriculated to the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA where I earned my Graduate Gemologist degree.
Returning home to Chicago, I have worked in the wholesale diamond business, retail sales and was the Director of the Fine Jewelry and Timepieces department for an auction house. All this enabled me to receive a Certified Gemologist Appraisers degree from the America Gem Society. My greatest accomplishment was working with the Field Museum of Chicago as a content specialist for the renovated Grainger Hall of Gems where I catalogued and appraised the gemstones and fine jewelry. I have appeared as an expert guest host for the TV show ShopNBC and on Chicago's ABC and NBC news programs for the Plaza Del Lago annual appraisal event. I am currently the President of the Chicago's Women’s Jewelry Association, Midwest region, I am a member of the National Society of Jewelry Historians, ISA USPAP Certified and a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians.
Appraiser and Advisor
Samantha specializes in rare books, historical manuscripts, and maps. She is a graduate of Washington and Lee University where she majored in History and Business Administration. A native of Philadelphia, she previously worked at Freeman’s Auction in the Books, Maps & Manuscripts department. An avid reader her whole life, Samantha enjoys revisiting old favorites and discovering new ones at the suggestion of her friends and colleagues. In her free time, she can be found watching historical documentaries, exploring Philadelphia, traveling up and down the East Coast, and, of course, reading.
Appraiser & Advisor
Stephanie began her career working with her identical twin sister at Art Directives Inc., a private appraisal firm in Blue Bell, Pa., where she developed an appreciation for valuing artwork that she admired during her undergraduate studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Stephanie completed course work with New York University’s Appraisals Studies program with a concentration in General Household Contents and Fine Art. These experiences gave her a keen understanding of the valuation process for insurance, estate planning, estate tax, donation and divorce purposes. Stephanie is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant and has four years of auction experience working with Rago Arts and Auction Center, the leading regional auction house based in Lambertville, N.J. An appraisal associate in the Trusts and Estates Department, she managed estates with multi-disciplinary categories from the initial appraisal process to final clean-out for auction consignment. A general appraiser at Pall Mall Art Advisors, Stephanie is perusing her accreditation through the Appraisers Association of America.
Lisa C. Benacquista
As a native New Yorker, Lisa has worked in all aspects of the jewelry industry for the past 25 years, becoming a Graduated Gemologist in 1995. Beginning in retail sales in upstate New York and then moving into jewelry manufacturing which sparked her passion for jewelry and the industry. Years later, she continued working with an antique jewelry dealer in New York City and expanded her knowledge into the world of antiques. On the west coast, Lisa worked for a diamond laboratory as well as Tiffany & Co. in Beverly Hills.
For the past 6 years, she has been an independent USPAP compliant jewelry appraiser, member of the Appraisers Association of America and conducts appraisals in the greater Los Angeles area expanding to areas in the west coast. With a combination of vast expertise, gemological and management skills, she has created a unique niche in the appraisal world of jewelry, diamonds, colored stones, watches and jeweled objects.
Tribal Arts Specialist
Michael represents authentic, museum-quality objects and fine art originating from the traditional peoples and cultures of Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and the Americas. He has over 25 years experience dealing in fine tribal art and antiquities. Extensive first-hand knowledge, research and consultation with experts is applied to accurately represent each item in the Collection, allowing you to acquire objects with total confidence.
Rochelle Eisenberg, ASA is the President of Art Directives Inc. a national personal property, fine art and antique appraisal and consulting firm founded in 1986. She is a senior accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers and has served as a Board Member of the International Personal Property Committee. Rochelle was the first women to become President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the ASA. Ms. Eisenberg is a professional experienced appraiser, art consultant, lecturer, educator and has given presentations on the Importance of Protecting your Collections and How to be a Savvy Collector. She has appeared on the Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Palooza and other TV venues.. She has graduated from the Barnes Foundation Fine Art Program and the Winter Antiques Study Program of The Winterthur Museum. She has extensive knowledge of Fine Art, Antiques and valuable Personal Property from her education an extensive world travel.
Rare Books, Manuscripts and Hollywood Ephemera Specialist
Andrew specialises in fine books, manuscripts and entertainment memorabilia. He studied at George Washington University, Antioch College, Appalachian State University, University of North Carolina and Bennington College. He is fluent in Spanish and literate in French.
Keith Rivenbark completed his Master of Adult Education Degree at East Carolina University while concurrently completing the Gemological Institute of America's Graduate Gemologist Program, and was awarded the Degree of Graduate Gemologist. He has been awarded the title of Registered Jeweler by the American Gem Society, the title of Registrant by the World Gold Council, and is a Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Keith has served as expert witness in legal actions, personally performed over 10,000 Fine Jewelry Appraisals, and with his staff works with international, national and regional specialty insurers . In addition to his appraisal and valuation validation services Keith is also Senior Partner with CMI Jewelry Showroom in Raleigh NC, and has been an active member of the jewelry valuation industry for thirty-five years.
Rug and Carpet Specialist
Mark Topalian utilizes over three decades of extensive training in antique and semi-antique Persian, Caucasian, Chinese and European rugs and carpets in his Oriental rug business, M. Topalian Inc.
Kathleen Turner is a jewelry appraiser in San Diego, CA with a Graduate Gemologist degree from The Gemological Institute of America and over 16 years of experience in the industry. Kathleen is currently a member of American Society of Appraisers, The Women’s Jewelry Association, and Gem Guide. Kathleen is passionate about the ethics of the jewelry appraisal industry using the highest standards set forth by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices and The Gemological Institute of America.”
Peter Ashby Howard
Appraiser and Advisor
A native of Louisville, KY, Peter Ashby started his career in the arts at Sotheby’s International and sothebys.com in 1998 as a Furniture and Decorative Arts Generalist. A graduate of Colgate University (BA), NYU (MBA), and the American Arts Intensive Year at Sotheby’s New York, Peter is USPAP compliant, a student member of the Appraisers Association of America and is currently completing his appraisals certificate in Fine and Decorative Arts at NYU. Peter serves on the boards of the Kentucky School of Art and the Louisville Ballet.At Pall Mall Art Advisors, he serves as a Generalist Appraiser specialising in Furniture and Decorative Arts as well as Modern and Contemporary Art.
Senior Advisor and Appraiser
Ruth Crnkovich has over two decades of experience working in the art world as a curator and director in museums and fine art galleries and as an independent art appraiser. A member of the Appraisers Association of America, Ruth has appraised collections for museums, corporate, public and private collections, has published numerous articles, lectured worldwide and serves on numerous art boards.
Appraiser and Advisor
Julie specializes in the region that she grew up in, Colorado, California and New Mexico, exploring and researching regional art is a passion. She received her degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado, Masters in Art History from Denver University and Appraisal Certificate in Decorative and Fine Arts from New York University. Her studies on the continent and travel throughout the Americas evolved into her proficiency in the field of Spanish Colonial, Latin American and Western Art. Alongside her work for private collectors in Denver and New Mexico, she has curated, managed collections, researched and coordinated exhibits for the Denver Art Museum, History Colorado, Denver Public Library, Kirkland Museum for Fine and Decorative Arts, Museo de las Americas, the Taos Art Museum and Very Special Arts Colorado. Through her museum work and independent projects Julie has honed her skills in the field of 20th Century Decorative arts. Becoming an appraiser has added a new dimension to her skill set, understanding art markets and values offers new insight into the art world. She finds being a generalist appraiser the most intriguing because of the many interesting objects and artworks she encounters in her client’s collections. Julie is fluent in Spanish, a member of the Appraiser’s Association of America and USPAP compliant.
Appraiser and Advisor
Joy Aitchison is a qualified Fine Art Appraiser and Art Historian with experience in the art world spanning nearly twenty years in both Europe and the United States. She is an Associate Member of the Appraisers Association of America, and is currently USPAP compliant. Joy is qualified to appraise a wide variety of fine and decorative art with a specialization in 19th century European paintings. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from University of the Pacific and Certificates in Appraisal Studies from both Christie's Education in London and New York University, Joy has experience working in several museums and fine art auction houses including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Oakland Museum of California, Bonhams & Butterfields and Christie's.
Appraiser & Advisor
Shelli has held various roles in the art business world, including gallery manager, fine art appraiser, and fine art insurance broker. She currently manages the career and business of Sally King Benedict, a preeminent Atlanta-based contemporary artist. Shelli is an accredited appraiser with The American Society of Appraisers and compliant in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP). Shelli obtained her Master’s degree in art business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art where she graduated With Distinction for her thesis exploring the use of art as loan collateral. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami with double majors in Finance and Marketing and a minor in Art History.
Appraiser and Advisor
Jeffrey Brown has completed courses at the Rhode Island School of Design in the appraisal of personal property, conducted in conjunction with the American Society of Appraisers, as well as having successfully taken the USPAP course and exam for guidelines set down for the industry as detailed in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
He is an independent decorative arts appraiser. A 1978 graduate with a degree in Fine Arts from Skidmore College, Mr. Brown has been for over thirty years an ardent student and collector of the decorative arts and has attended courses and lectures on many subjects in the field at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum, Strawbery Banke and Historic Deerfield to name a few. He is a Generalist Appraiser with the firm of Brigitte Fletcher & Associates in Boston, a member of the New England Friends of Asian Art, the Decorative Arts Trust, and the Royal Oak Foundation and has traveled extensively in England studying collections at great houses and British museums alike. In addition, he is a long-time member and past president of the China Students’ Club of Boston and is currently editor of the organization’s newsletter.
For the past eighteen years Mr. Brown has worked with Polly Latham in Boston, a noted specialist and dealer in the field of Chinese export porcelain. This relationship has not only honed his knowledge of Chinese export porcelain and the related arts of the China Trade, but has placed him in almost constant contact with other dealers, collectors and curators, as well as auctions, antique shows and trade literature giving him a working knowledge of today’s marketplace for the decorative arts. He has written appraisals for private clients as well as institutions such as the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. State Department, Peabody Essex Museum, the Clark Institute, Winterthur, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Forbes House Museum, Trustees of Reservations and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, as well as Hemenway & Barnes, LLP, Rackemann, Sawyer and Brewster PC, Sullivan and Worcester, LLP, and B.R. Alexander and Company, all of Boston, MA., King and Navins LLP, Wellesley, MA, and Flather and Perkins in Washington, DC.
In addition, for the past thirty years Mr. Brown has had a successful career as an illustrator and designer for fashion and home products. This has been an invaluable experience in training his eye, discerning and evaluating detail, and developing a sense of connoisseurship when studying and comparing objects.
Appraiser and Advisor
A native of Nashville, Ellen represents Pall Mall Art Advisors in Tennessee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Art History from Centre College and a Master of Arts degree in European Fine and Decorative Arts from Christie's Auction House in London. Ellen previously worked as an associate specialist in the Fine Jewelry and Watches Department at Samuel T. Freeman and Company in Philadelphia, and as a jewelry appraiser for PMAA. She has consulted with numerous auction houses and collectors throughout the U.S. and UK.
Appraiser and Advisor
Katherine has been an avid collector of art and antiques for 35 years. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She furthered her education at New York University where she received her appraisal studies certification in Fine and Decorative Arts. She also completed the required course and examination to receive her USPAP certification.
Appraiser & Advisor
Lauren received her Master of Arts degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University. With experience in auction houses, archives and museums, she is uniquely qualified to study and interpret an object’s past. Lauren is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant, and collaborates on assignments across the country.
Appraiser and Advisor
A native of West Texas, Haley graduated cum laude from St. Edward's University, from which she received a BFA in Studio Art. She holds a Master's Degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. Haley was a Registrar at Pace Gallery in Manhattan for nine years, where she worked closely with modern and contemporary artwork. These experiences uniquely inform Haley's approach to client relationships, fine art preservation and the fundamentals of appraisal.
Appraiser and Advisor
Meagan is a fully insured personal property appraiser and researcher based in New York specializing in fine art with three years of experience in the field, including having worked for Christie's New York and on extensive provenance research projects. She has a Bachelor's degree from Adelphi University, Garden City in Art History and International Studies as well as a Master's degree from Christie's Education, New York in the History of Art & the Art Market: Modern & Contemporary Art. Meagan has received her Certificate in the Appraisal of Fine & Decorative Art from New York University and is an Associate Member of the Appraisers Association of America.
Appraiser and Advisor
Kimberley Himmelberg has been involved in the Fine and Decorative Arts for over 12 years. During this time she has provided appraisal services for attorneys, collectors, museums, insurance companies, estate planners and asset managers. She has experience in valuing property for insurance purposes including damage and loss, equitable distribution, donation, estate and other purposes.
Past experience includes time with a nationally renown private appraisal firm, and working with all Fine Arts media including European, American, Modern and Contemporary paintings and sculpture as well as Fine Prints and Fine Photographs at a major International auction house.
She has a broad educational background with an M. A. in Contemporary Art from San Francisco State University, and a Diploma from the Royal Society of the Arts (a masters equivalent) In the Connoisseurship of Fine and Decorative Arts from Christie’s Education in London, England. Kimberley has also completed 2 years of post-baccalaureate work studying British Art in London, England, and Italian Art in Florence, Italy, and was awarded a Studentship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.
Kimberley is an accredited member of the American Association of Appraisers and is U.S.P.A.P. compliant having completed the Congressionally recognized U.S.P.A.P. course and passing it’s exam. She is a member of the Association of Art Historians and the College Art Association.
Appraiser & Advisor
Kimberly Hong’s passion for objects, their history, and their collectors has led to her work in the art industry over the last 15 years. Kimberly recently relocated to Portland, Oregon from Atlanta, Georgia where she worked as Director of Consignments at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery. Prior to working at Ahlers & Ogletree, she was employed by Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers in Cedar Falls, Iowa as Cataloguer/Client Services. In addition to her auction background, Kimberly has previous work experience from many notable public and private art organizations including Greenberg van Doren Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, Missouri, The Samuel Cupples Home on Saint Louis University’s campus, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Department of Art History at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon.
Kim holds a B.A. in Art History and Communication, with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Saint Louis University. She continued her education in the field and earned her M.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon.
Appraiser & Advisor
Alexandra graduated from Marywood University with a degree in Interior Architectural Design and Art History then moved to Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London where she received her master’s in fine and decorative arts in 2007. Based in Pennsylvania, she worked at both Samuel T. Freeman and then Pook & Pook before moving to Pall Mall Art Advisors in 2014.
A graduate gemologist who grew up in the jewelry industry in the west Philadelphia area, Ali earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from West Chester University. She worked in her family’s jewelry store where she learned many facets of the industry, including selling, buying, managing and appraising. Ali has been an expert court witness and an educator, and has continued to appraise for local jewelry stores and gemological laboratories. Ali earned her graduate gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America, is a member of the National Association of America and is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant.
Lindsey recently graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. She has previously interned with the Berks Country History Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, where she grew her interest in curatorial studies and collection management. Working with Pall Mall Art Advisors has continued to grow her interest in the different ways both private and public collections can be managed, and has inspired her to continue her exploration of this field and further her career.
Appraiser and Advisor
Mary Kohnke is the owner of Ex Libris Appraisals, LLC, located outside Chicago, IL. With nearly a decade of experience, she specializes in the appraisal of archives, rare books, manuscripts, memorabilia and other distinctive collections of historical significance.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Ms. Kohnke received her BA in Classics from Valparaiso University in Indiana and her MA in Art History from the University of Notre Dame. She was head of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers from 2008-2016, as well as Director of Consignments from 2014-2016. Ms. Kohnke founded Ex Libris Appraisals, LLC in 2016 and holds dual membership in the International Society of Appraisers and the Appraisers Association of America.
As Director of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Ms. Kohnke oversaw a number of significant sales, including the Gary Pepper Collection of Elvis Presley Memorabilia, the Chicago Blackhawks 1961 Stanley Cup Banner, and the Buzz Spector Collection of Artist's Books, as well as property from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University Galter Health Sciences Library, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Newberry Library, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. She has appeared as an expert in national news sources and programs, including the Emmy award winning sports appraisal show, A Piece of the Game.
Appraiser and Advisor
Rebecca specializes in 18th, 19th and 20th century American, British, and European paintings, antiques and decorative art. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from U.C. Berkeley along with a Master’s degree in Library Science. She has worked for Christie’s and the Wildenstein Gallery in New York, the Getty Center and Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, and as a USPAP compliant personal property appraiser since 2004. She has the Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) designation from the International Society of Appraisers.
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Kaitlyn McElwee is an experienced appraiser with extensive knowledge of the fine and decorative art markets. She received her bachelor’s degree in Art History from Davidson College and her master’s degree in Art History, Fine Art Administration from Temple University. Her academic focus has been on the complexities of the art market specifically as they relate to the canonization of contemporary artists. Kaitlyn currently serves as both the Managing Director of Arcadia Appraisals and as Adjunct Faculty of Art History at the Arts Institute. She is also an active member of the International Society of Appraisers and is compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices.
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Prior to joining Pall Mall Art Advisors, Katherine Moog was an Associate Conservator of paintings at Page Conservation in Washington, DC where she performed conservation treatments on a variety of supports including: canvas, panel and wall paintings.
Katherine possesses extensive experience working with art and artifacts and regularly performs examinations, research and condition reports as well as surveys collections for institutional and private clients including: the National Portrait Gallery, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Capitol, among others.
Katherine received a MA in Fine and Decorative Arts, with distinction, from the University of Manchester, through its affiliate, Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, a Professional Certificate in Conservation/Restoration from the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy and her BA from Bard College.
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In 2000 Lisa was accepted into the American Arts program at Sotheby’s Institute; where she was trained in all aspects of Americana from the 17th century to the present. Ramaci received the Wendell Garrett Award for Excellence in the Decorative Arts, after which, she wrote an historic and social overview of the 18th-20th century contents of the Isham-Terry House library in Hartford, Connecticut.
She was published several times in Sotheby’s Preview Magazine, and in the premiere edition of the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies. Ramaci began a 5-year stint as administrator and cataloguer trainee in Sothebys’ American Furniture and Folk Art Department… followed by 4 years as the senior cataloguer at Dawson & Nye. From 2013 to early 2015 she worked with Lark Mason Associates, Inc., while simultaneously appraising for Auctionata. She is currently appraising Gurr Johns, as well as for private clients. She is in her 2nd year of appraising for “Antiques Roadshow”. Member ASA.
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Patrick is based in Connecticut and New York and has experience in the art world working as a fine art appraiser, auction specialist, gallerist, dealer, collections advisor and art business consultant. He lectures on the contemporary art market and is on faculty at New York University’s SPS Art Business program. Patrick Regan a USPAP compliant appraiser that has maintained a private art advisory business since 2007. His main specialistise is as a generalist with special additional knowledge in both Contemporary and Asian art.
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Christiana Scavuzzo’s areas of specialization include rare books, maps, manuscripts, photography and other works on paper. She is a bibliophile and artist by nature and has a keen interest in the the history of photography. She comes from an auction background, spending four years at Freeman’s in Philadelphia as a specialist of Photographs & Photobooks and Rare Books & Manuscripts. In the retail market, she has also been a buyer for various antiques stores in the Philadelphia area. Prior to the antiques world, she spent several years as a professional photographer, and continues to work and shoot in her spare time. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University New Brunswick, where she also studied Fine Art Photography at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Christiana adds “musicophile” to her interests and collects both records and books.