Mike Brandly, CAI, AARE, CAGA
Mike began his auction career in 1979. He is president of Brandly & Associates, Inc. and is an associate and Auctioneer for Real Estate Showcase, a large real estate brokerage based in Ohio. Mike's appraisal company completes over 150 appraisals per year for Probate, Civil and Bankruptcy cases. While his company is based in Ohio, Mike has conducted auctions in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Texas, Maryland and Minnesota. Mike is a graduate of the AMI Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI). Mike also holds the CAGA appraisal designation as well as the AARE real estate designation. He is a Former Director for the Ohio Auctioneers Association as well as a member of the Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State Auctioneer associations. Mike is a Life Member and Beginning Auctioneer Advisor for the National Auctioneers Association. Mike is an instructor for the Certified Auctioneers Institute held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Mike's other teaching responsibilities include frequent Real Estate and Auctioneer CE classes and seminars for Ohio and Indiana post-licensure. Mike is also approved by the Ohio Supreme Court as a Continuing Legal Education instructor for attorneys and serves as Adjunct Faculty for Hondros College of Business.
Joseph Mast, CAI
Joseph was born to a sixth generation dairy farmer in the Amish community of Millersburg, OH. Mast went from seeing his family’s cows sold at the auction barn to owning a major real estate auction company, traveling the world selling cars, real estate, equipment and thoroughbred race horses for millions of dollars and is now recognized as one of the world’s best bid-calling auctioneers. After attending Goshen College, Joseph attended Missouri Auction School and quickly fell in love with the profession. At the age of 24, Mast branched out and acquired his real estate license. Mast joined Real Estate Showcase Company in 2004 and purchased the company in 2008. Also in 2008, Joseph joined Barrett-Jackson’s elite auction team as its youngest member. In 2010 Mast joined the auction team at Fasig-Tipton auction company. In 2011 Mast won the coveted title of International Auctioneer Champion (IAC). At the age of 30, Mast was the youngest International Auctioneer Champion to date. Building on his popularity, Mast was recently featured as a grocery store clerk in GEICO’s “Did You Know” commercial series.
Andy White, CAI
Born and raised in Ashland, Ohio, Andy graduated from Ashland High School and went on to the Ohio State University where he studied Agriculture Education. In 2002, he graduated from the Missouri Auction School and completed his real estate courses from Hondros University in 2003. Since then, Andy has been a full time auctioneer specializing in Agriculture Real Estate and Equipment auctions. He also serves as a contract auctioneer for the Akron Auto Auction, Williams and Williams Auction Company, based in Tulsa Oklahoma, and several other organizations. In 2007, Andy was the Ohio Auctioneers Champion and went on to be runner up twice on the international stage before being named the 2013 International Auctioneer’s Champion. In 2013, he became the co-owner of Real Estate Showcase Auction Company. Andy is a past president of the Ohio Auctioneers Association and received the highest designation an auctioneer can receive at the Certified Auctioneers Institute. Andy and his wife Megan are active on his family farm where he hopes to instill his passion for agriculture in their three sons.
Peter Gehres, CAI, CES
Ethics & Bid Calling
Director of The Ohio Auction School Alumni Association
Peter is the 2015 International Auctioneer Champion. Peter's primary focus is the marketing and sale of personal property, real estate and automobiles at auction. Peter is an Auctioneer and Realtor with Real Estate Showcase. He is also owner of Belhorn Auctions, LLC, and works with other auctioneers including Mike Brandly, Auctioneer and Braun and Helmer Auction Service. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.S. Agriculture), The Ohio Auction School and Hondros College (Real Estate). He currently serves as a Trustee of the National Auctioneers Association Educational Institute and Treasurer of the Ohio Auctioneers Association. Peter is the 2015 Ohio Champion Auctioneer, 2012 Michigan Ringman Champion, 2011 Indiana Champion Auctioneer, 2010 Michigan Auctioneer Champion and has won the 2006 Ohio State Champion Bid Calling Contest - Junior Division and the 2009 Pat Massart CAI Leadership Award. He is member of the National Auctioneers Association as well as the Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan Auctioneers Associations and The Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers. He holds the Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) and Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designations from the NAA.
Beth Rose, CAI, BAS
Bid Calling, Real Estate, Marketing & Promotion
Beth is a second-generation Auctioneer/Realtor and a veteran in the business. She has built her company from the Toledo headquarters, and expanded to Michigan and South Florida within the 24 years of company's success. As an award winning seminar presenter and head of sales, Beth has promoted the auction method of marketing across 13 states, conducting over 400 auctions in a single year. As the owner of Rose Auction Group, her continued success is dedicated to the commitment she shows to each seller and buyer. Beth is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute and holds the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation. She is the 2009 Michigan State Auctioneer Champion and a Finalist in the International Auctioneers Championship. She is a member of multiple real estate boards and has presented numerous times to real estate and auction groups about real estate at auction, her family business as well as benefit auctions. Beth also consults on bid calling and is a presenter at the annual Champion Auctioneer Summit.
Richard T.J. Frieje
Bid Calling, Ringwork, Cars
T.J. Freije is the owner of Freije & Freije Auctioeners Appraisers & Real Estate Brokers in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a full time auctioneer specializing in automobiles, equipment and real estate. He is a graudate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute. He has served as auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson as well as numerous other high profile clients. He and Bobby McAdams won the 2014 team competition at the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship and T.J. was the first runner up at the International Auctioneers Championship in 2014. T.J. also consults on bid calling and is a presenter at the annual Champion Auctioneer Summit.
Bobby D. Ehlert
Bid Calling, Car Auctions
Bobby D. Ehlert has been in the auction business since 1997. He is the 2015 World Auctomobile Auctioneer Champion and works five different car auctions nationally. He also the 2014 US Bid Calling Champion as well as the past Arizona Champion Auctioneer and Ringman. Bobby D. is also quite accomplished in the benefit auction industry and is a bilingual auctioneeer.
Lisa Mantle, CAGA
Lisa has been active in the auction business for over 25 years. At age 15, she served as Cashier for Columbus' largest auction enterprise, Columbus Auction House. Since then, she has assisted numerous central-Ohio auctioneers with clerking, cashiering, bid-assisting, inventories, setup and staffing. Currently, she serves as Administrator for The Ohio Auction School and Office Manager for Brandly & Associates, Inc. Lisa is well-known throughout the country for her instruction and knowledge of auction law and procedures. Her seminars on auction bookkeeping, contracts and settlement are well attended. Lisa is frequently seen at state and national auction and real estate conventions informing attendees about The Ohio Auction School, including the NAA National Conventions in Virginia, Idaho, and Florida. She is a member of the Ohio and National Auctioneers Associations.
Bid Calling, Farm Equipment & Livestock
The Ohio Auction School Hall of Fame Member
Fred has been an auctioneer since 1957. In that span of over 50 years, he has sold merchandise in over 15 states. He specializes in all aspects of chattel auctioneering and especially conducts horse, exotic animal and general livestock auctions throughout the Midwestern United States. Fred's expertise in the auctioneering field is nearly unmatched. He is a livestock judge and Department Director of the Livestock Division at The Ohio State Fair. Fred also raises and shows miniature horses. He is a member of the Ohio Auctioneers Association and is past Chair of the Annual Swappers Day Auction in Johnstown, Ohio which attracted typically in excess of 800 bidders and hosted 8 auctioneers. In 2007, Fred was inducted into The Ohio Auction School Hall of Fame.
Laura Mantle, CAI, CAS
Ringwork & Bid Calling
Laura is the 2014 Michigan Auctioneer Champion. She became an auctioneer at age 19 after 7 years of working auction setup and as a clerk and cashier around the state of Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio Auction School and immediately began working 2-3 auctions per week. She manages the staffing for Mike Brandly, Auctioneer's weekly auction, and since 2009, she has supervised all the support staff for The Super Auction held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosting 8 auctioneers from throughout the country selling in one structured, multi-ring auction. Laura also sells real estate at auction and is affiliated with RES Auction Services. Laura is proficient with working the ring, all types of auctioneer sound systems, auction software including AuctionFlex, and settling auctions. She is a 2015 graduate of the Certified Auctioneer Institute and holds the Contract Auction Specialist designation. Laura earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.
Dr. Timothy Angel, PhD, RS, CPM
Health Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer
Ross County Health District
Dr. Timothy Angel is the Health Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Ross County Health District in Ohio. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Ohio University in the College of Health and Professional Sciences and serves on several boards throughout the State including the Radiation Advisory Council and the Immunization Advisory Board for the Ohio Department of Health. He is a guest speaker at many conferences presenting on topics of personal and public health concerns.Dr. Angel's wide-ranging background encompasses both business and the sciences. A life-long entrepreneur, with interests in the private business sector, he graduated from Charter Oak State College with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology. Receiving his PhD in Biomedical Science from Marshall University, Dr. Angel's research interests have been in neural connectivity of the developing brain, neurodegenerative, and emerging infectious diseases. He also attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and is a graduate of The Ohio Auction School. Dr. Angel is a registered sanitarian with the Ohio Board of Sanitarian Registration and also is a Certified Public Manager.
Bill Stepp, CAI, CES, SFR
Bill is Broker Owner of Dilgard & Associates and been an auctioneer for 26 years. He is Past President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association, Life Member of the Ohio and National Auctioneers Associations and Past President of the Ashland Board of Realtors. He is a Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Producer and skilled in all types of auctions.
Seth Andrews, CAI
Seth is a 5th generation auctioneer and was born and raised in Wooster, Ohio where he still makes his home with his wife and daughters. He graduated from Triway High School in 1999 and Bowling Green State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. After working a sales job for a couple of years, he obtained his Real Estate License in 2007, Auctioneer's License in 2008 after attending Missouri Auction School, and most recently his Real Estate Broker's License in 2013. Seth was named the Ohio State Champion Auctioneer in the Junior Division in 2009 and Senior Division in 2012. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Ohio Auctioneers Association.
Lisa Sain, CPCU, CLU
Lisa is a graduate of Howard University in Washington DC with a degree in Insurance. Before opening her own state farm agency in 2003, she worked 19 years for State Farm with corporate responsibilites. She is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft, and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and more than 67,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – almost 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies.