I began my career as an auctioneer as a 1992 graduate of Missouri Auction School. Michelle Westford completed her apprenticeship and graduated MAS in 2014 and joined Charity Auction World. Michelle and I love to share the stage as auctioneers and we each have our own team that includes a Master of Ceremonies and Catalog Reader for when we work apart. We also provide bid catchers, videography, and train on how to conduct a successful charity auction. We travel to all States and conduct auctions from the Aleution Pribilof Islands in Alaska to San Diego, California and cities in between.
2017 marks my 25th year as an auctioneer and owner of Charity Auction World. I get a thrill from every aspect of the auction process. I love to collaborate and find that clients like to customize every auction to be unique to their audience and supporters. We utilize the strengths of the organization while finessing the less than optimal variables. Clients can choose workshops and meetings to reflect their interests and needs and calm the planning jitters. Many of the innovative profit centers like the Dessert Dash, Lucky Squares, Mobile Bid Boards, One Bid Board, Word Up, Lucky Letter, Loaded Bid Paddle, and Heads and Tails - emerged through creative collaboration with the non-profit organizations we serve.
My company is an intimate collection of nice and fun people. We all have some history with entertaining. I performed stand up in the 80's and Michelle performs comedy in Seattle and Los Angeles and is a writer for Biz Kids. John Cowley is an actor. Keven Snyder is a singer and conductor. Kevin Van Hollebeke does a one man game show. Rob Hyatt is an actor, singer, dancer and amazing emcee. Bill Campbell is a retired Alaska Airlines pilot and Aviation Instructor. And Mike Brown is a retired sports broadcaster still actively hosting sports parties and events. We like to have fun and the audience knows that. Let us help you make the vision for your next auction go live.
From initial consultation to auction event planning, as experts let us support and guide you! We are here for you. Together we can transform the predictable and dry event into a must-be-at affair. We develop new and engaging money making ideas that will increase participation and win new supporters. My techniques help your guests spend more money than they ever dreamed possible while reducing unprofitable busy work.
So get real. Let’s schedule a time to talk. 206.235.4697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
April Brown is a woman of many “firsts” and her career history is a record of her adventurous life. She’s owned a restaurant, worked as a carpenter and standup comedienne and is one of the first women in the 1970’s to begin a career in law enforcement as a patrol officer. For nearly 25 years she has been an auctioneer and the CEO of Charity Auction World and Charity Getaways, a travel consignment company she founded in 2008, and she is a professional auctioneer. Her passion for people and the planet is rooted in a perspective gained from her travels. If that's not enough, April’s love of animals prompted her to establish Whisker City Cat Rescue, a feline rescue organization in Shoreline. Whisker City is an adoption sanctuary and base for the Whiskers on Wheels mobile adoption bus.
April Brown is the author of Poetic Justice, an exposé on the world of copyright trolling. In 2011, she became the target of an aggressive and abusive copyright troll and decided to fight back. Poetic Justice is the first book written about the victims of the sleazy and controversial practice of entrapping innocent people who share content on the Internet.
When April isn’t traveling the country conducting auctions and rescuing animals, she’s circling the globe searching for travel destinations for Charity Getaways. She makes her home in Shoreline with her pets and endless home improvement projects.