With over 40 years of working experience at being curious combined with his degrees from Temple and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Alex is a life long appreciator of design, intrinsic beauty and context. Undaunted by any challenge, Alex can often be quoted declaring “There are no problems, only solutions.” A capable conversationalist in all topics Alex has a proven track record of success in growing nascent auction houses. Alex is also a Pennsylvania licensed auctioneer and a current student at the School for the Mastery of the Multiple Intelligences.
Jeffrey began his career in retail for Ralph Lauren and then in New York’s garment district at a women’s wear manufacturer. Along the way he studied and honed his eye for art and antiques and eventually moved to Taos, NM where he began working for a Native American art and artifacts dealer who mentored him. After several years out West, Jeffrey returned to NY, completed an appraisal certification with NYU and began buying and selling art and antiques full time. Jeffrey has grown and maintained a successful career as a renowned dealer for over 30 years. He has shown at The International Art and Antiques Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, the Garden Show at the NY Botanical Gardens, the Nantucket Antiques Show as well as dozens of national art and antiques shows. He has established himself as one of premier garden dealers in the US, specializing in both garden objects and sculpture. Jeffrey has worked for both Rago Arts and Kamelot Auction houses over the past 12 years managing their estate divisions, where he further honed his knowledge of objects and their worth. It was there that he learned how to curate and build sales and increased his expansive knowledge of items and their value in the market.
Chad first started working in the auction industry in 2009 at Kamelot Auctions, after receiving his BFA in Ceramics and Glass from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Beginning as a porter, and then as their photographer, he worked there for 3 years, and developed a friendship with Alex Stanku. After Kamelot, Chad worked primarily in the fine arts for various artists and studios throughout the greater Philadelphia area. In 2016, he became the Assistant Preparator at the James A. Michener Art Museum. At his daughter’s first birthday party, Chad reconnected with Alex, and became helping out at Aschcroft and Moore on a part-time basis. In spring of 2018, he came on full-time as the Inventory Processing Coordinator. Chad currently lives in Lansdale with his wonderful wife and daughter.
Lee has been working behind the scenes at various auction houses for her whole career. After working in several museums through out graduate school, she made the leap to auctions in 2012 at Gateway Gallery Auction in Chambersburg, PA. After spending several years there, she made the move to the Philadelphia market. Lee joined Ashcroft and Moore in 2017 as their Director of Operations and makes sure things run smoothly behind the scenes.
Brianna began her career in the auction industry in 2007 at Stephenson’s Auction where she worked cataloging inventory and managing their online auctions. Over the years she has taken numerous courses with the International Society of Appraisers and the Appraisers Association of America honing her cataloging and appraisal skills. Brianna brought her expertise to Ashcroft and Moore in the fall of 2018 where she is the current Senior Specialist and Cataloging Manager.