How did a city boy born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio become
involved in the auction business?
For some strange
reason, I always liked old things; unfortunately, that now
includes me. Even growing up, I took an interest in my grandmother’s
keepsakes that my mom had tucked away in her closet. To this
day, I still have those keepsakes.
Then as we
all know, life goes on and I graduated with a BA from Bowling
Green State University and while finishing my Masters in Education
and Supervision at BG, I began my teaching career—first
in Cleveland, then Toledo, and finally in Plano, Texas.
I moved back
to Ohio in the mid 70’s and became a mfg’s. rep.
and then moved to Columbus in the late 70’s to accept
a management position with Lazarus and eventually bought my
first old house in Clintonville which my kids considered the
“haunted house.” My family in Cleveland just shook
their heads. It was at this time that the antique “fever”
to education in the 90’s and currently teach at a local
university in the field of Communications and reside in another
old house in Canal Winchester. After years of collecting,
I was convinced that auctioneering would be a great way to
segue into “retirement.” I, therefore, attended
Mike Brandly’s Ohio Auction School, apprenticed under
Tom Rawn, and obtained my Ohio auctioneer’s license.
to establishing my own auction business, I am very fortunate
to be a part of Mike Brandly’s organization, helping
call on his Wednesday auctions at his auction house in Groveport,
Ohio.. I am equally fortunate to call auctions for Lou Daniels
at his American Eagle Auction House in Circleville, Ohio.
you have it, a “brief” autobio. Of how a city
boy from Cleveland became an auctioneer in Canal Winchester,
I hope you
will consider me for your auction needs and thanks for viewing