First Reflections

An IAC Champion. It’s hard to put into words, let alone explain the feelings behind those three letters. Dreaming about this accomplishment for so many years makes it that much more difficult to process the reality. Usually, on competition day I would have my mom by my side to keep me calm and grounded. This…

IAC Champion – Day 1 – July 15, 2017

Saturday morning was nothing short of amazing.  The IAC breakfast with the Champions should be announced along with the other prizes you get when you win the IAC.  It was a very special event that I will never forget, and can’t wait to share the experience with future champions.   Following breakfast Sara and I…

2017 IAC – July 14, 2017

Wow!  What a week.  My family arrived in Columbus, OH on Saturday excited for a great week of auction education and networking…but I had no idea how great the week really would be!  We started the week in designation classes.  I sat through the Contract Auction Specialist (CAS) designation and can say without question this is the…

Failing to plan is planning to fail

The age old adage is true; in life if you fail to plan you are planning to fail. This is also true for the world of competitive auctioneering and auctioneering contests. The planning and preparation for a successful contest run and achieving the goal of being named champion often begins months in advance. If you speak…