Meet Our Team
The Gramercy Mansion Family
Welcome to Gramercy Mansion! Whether you’re attending an event, staying overnight, or visiting the gardens, our wonderful group is here to ensure you have the best event or stay possible at our venue. We look forward to meeting you!
Anne Pomykala, Owner
Gramercy Mansion became what it is today all because of Anne’s love for history and eye for a diamond in the rough. Anne and her husband, Ron, were driving through Baltimore after visiting with a friend when they noticed the 45-acre estate up for auction in 1985. The Pomykalas placed the winning bid and became the new owners of the historic Tudor-style mansion circa 1902. They began to make many necessary repairs and renovations to the home and property and decided to open their new residence to the public as a bed and breakfast and event venue.
The artwork, furnishings and eclectic antiques decorating the mansion have been collected by Anne and Ron on their travels across the country and around the world. The landscape design featuring an Edwardian center circle garden, the lower garden overlooking the valley and shaded paths winding around the Mansion are also Anne’s vision and creation. In keeping the spirit of the Koinonia Foundation alive (the estate’s previous resident), Anne continues to maintain and operate Koinonia Farm, Maryland’s oldest organic farm established in 1950.
Some of Anne’s other restoration projects in Baltimore include renovations to a series of Federal-style row homes in historic Jonestown, now 1840s Carrollton Inn, a 13-room boutique bed & breakfast, and renovations to the Fava Building, formerly home to the Baltimore City Life Museums, now 1840s Plaza, an authentic Baltimore event location featuring four floors of unique and elegant banquet space. Anne also established a non-profit organization active in restoring the historic Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower and re-opening them to the public. A lifetime girl scout member and supporter, Anne was active in establishing high adventure core camps. If you’re really lucky, some girl scout cookies might just be available for purchase during your next stay!
Cristin Kline, Manager
Cristin is the fifth of six children and the youngest daughter of Anne and Ron Pomykala. Her business background has made her job as Manager since 1992 a natural fit. She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland but always loved to travel, inspiring her move to Sanibel Island, Florida, following graduation from high school. There, she received her degree in International Business with a minor in Management from Eckerd College in 1988. Her affinity for travel took her around the world – backpacking through Europe, skiing in Colorado, and exploring the Caribbean. She returned to Florida, this time living in Boca Raton, before moving to Baltimore and becoming Manager of Gramercy Mansion.
Alexander and Julia, two of her three children, are Event Specialists at Gramercy. Cristin manages and oversees our bed & breakfast operations, event rentals and the property’s tenants.
Shannon Rice, Assistant Manager
Shannon became a team member at Gramercy Mansion in 2016. Teaching elementary school in Canada and Australia for most of her career, she brings a wealth of unique experiences as Assistant Manager, and helps to provide excellent customer service to our guests ensuring their visit is a memorable experience. Shannon is also a Wedding Officiant of Royalink Weddings, offering personalized officiating services to couples of all unions in the state of Maryland.
Shannon, her husband, and their two children can regularly be found traveling, taking photos and creating new experiences!
Maria Webb, Corporate Events Specialist
Maria has been greeting Gramercy’s guests with her friendly and welcoming smile since 1996. She is often the first person you will see in the morning, serving fresh coffee and a delicious breakfast to overnight guests. Maria also oversees corporate meetings, seminars and retreats, working personally with each client to plan an ideal event from start to finish, including food and beverage service, A/V rentals, room set up and more.
Married to husband Kevin Webb, she is a proud mom to Sierra, two dogs and one cat.
Raina Gover, Sales Executive for Koinonia Organic Farm and Personal Assistant to Owner
Raina has been a valuable member at Gramercy since 2006 when she began as an Innkeeper and Event Specialist. She hosted her own, unforgettable wedding at our Carriage House venue. Raina is now the sales executive for Koinonia Organic Farm and handles countless details of day to day operations as an assistant to Anne. Also an ordained Wedding Officiant of Weddings by Raina, she is available to perform ceremonies to couples of all unions in the state of Maryland.
Raina resides with her husband, Joe, and daughter, Estella, on a farm in Carroll County, Maryland, where she enjoys life with her horses, goats, a dog and three barn cats.
Sarah Cullison, Marketing & Social Media Director
A recent graduate from neighboring Stevenson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication, Sarah brings her love for weddings to the Mansion. She became a member of the Gramercy team as an intern in 2017 and full-time upon graduation in 2018. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with her posts about what’s happening at our venue.
You can find Sarah spending her free time walking her yellow lab, Gracie, hiking with family or running in some of Baltimore’s and the surrounding area’s best races.
Doris, Director of Housekeeping
Doris has been a member of our Gramercy family for over 20 years and is the leader of our housekeeping team. She ensures all rooms and venue spaces are exceptionally clean and ready for the arrival of our overnight and event guests. Doris also helps prepare breakfast and ensures all food and supplies are always stocked at the Mansion. Her fun-loving personality brings smiles to our faces each day and allows her to be a wonderful Spanish-speaking Wedding Officiant within the state of Maryland.
Crystal, Jenna, Alexander, Jessica and Julia are our event specialists dedicated to helping you plan your next celebration or overnight stay at Gramercy Mansion. Call 410-486-2405 or email email@example.com to make a reservation or to ask any questions about our venue.