I was in the United States Air Force stationed in Anchorage, Alaska when I was hit with the auction bug. Master Sergeant Joe Bolt who was an auctioneer on the side, gave me a job as his ringman. In spite of the hard work and long hours, I loved it and was hooked. Joe taught me a lot and encouraged me to pursue my dream by offering several times to send me to auctioneer school. Military demands prohibited that so my dream had to be delayed but the dream was born.
I loved serving in the Air Force and ended up staying twenty years. Retiring was a major adjustment to say the least. Serving in the military and being away from home, I was anxious to get back home to a life of somewhat normalcy. I was lucky enough to get a great job with Miller’s Professional Imaging and began my second career. As time went on and the kids grew up, weekends became available to attend auctions. The dream was rekindled.