Ryan is entering his Freshman Year at U Mass Amherst. He has been and will continue to be a Senior Cataloguer, Photographer, Editor and Research Department Coordinator.
Anna is a recent graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelors in Computer Art. As a student and as a recent graduate she has had a number of internships and jobs including an internship at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Most recently she has been a photo editor and studio assistant in Studio 3×3 in Wappingers Falls, and currently works as Visitor Services Staff at Storm King Art Center. Here at the Benefit Shop she is a photographer and cataloguer, and assists with the social media department.
Anna Graziosi - Auction Manager
Experienced Director of Sales and Marketing with a history of working in both the hospitality and Jewelry Industry. She twenty year affiliate of Mt. Kisco Gold and Silver, an established 40 Year wholesale jewelry Company in Westchester County. She State University of New York Graduate, and is currently an independent Jewelry consultant with the Benefit Shop Foundation for Fine and Estate Jewelry.
Ms. Stone is a Wharton MBA, Wall Street refugee, having spent 22 years in the realm of Investment Banking. The latter16 years as Senior Managing Partner at Needham & Company. In 2009 She turned her ten-year-old brainchild into a business that not only does good for the community, but thrives amidst a post-recession rebound. Ms. Stone's nonprofit business, The Benefit Shop Foundation, has become known as the "secret source" for some of the best interior designers in Westchester and Fairfield County. The model is simple: The 501(c)(3) firm receives donations from upscale area estates and presents them in live and internet auctions. The consignor gets a tax deduction, the buyer gets a great deal, and nonprofits in the community get the proceeds.
Megan Murphy - Client Services Director
Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography from SUNY Purchase and proceeded to carve out a career within the Fine Art industry working for both Christies and Phillips Auctioneers in NY. From here she ventured onto the NY stock exchange working for Goldman Sachs as a specialist Front line trading clerk before moving across the pond to the UK to work for British Airways. Here at the benefits shop Megan combines her business experience working for world class brands to support all aspects of a thriving and exciting auction house.
Traci Lombardo has a rich background as a collector, dealer and expert in antiques and Americana. She has held positions in prestigious galleries, museums and auction houses in New York City including Christie’s and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Currently, Traci is an adjunct professor of art history and art appreciation at Essex County College in New Jersey. She has a master's degree in art history and museum studies from City College of New York, and a B.A. with a certificate in historic preservation from Rutgers University. She is an independent consultant in marketing and artifacts for The Benefit Shop Foundation.
Ms. Brazda is Marketing Director for both the Benefit Shop Foundation and its Auction Gallery Subsidiary. Prior to Joining in 2016, She held Senior Manager positions at Master Card World Wide. Ms. Brazda managed various Global divisions giving her experience in the broad areas of marketing, management, operations, strategic growth, advertising, new business and more. Ms Brazda joined The Foundation Full time in 2016 after a decade of volunteer services, and is a Senior Foundation Director.
Leo is A Mount Kisco native and recent Graduate of SUNY Purchase. He hold a Bachhelors Degree in New Media with a minor in Photography. He is The Benefit Shop Auction Gallery’s Creative Director. He is team liaison with all internet partners, senior photographer, and senior research manager.