The Pacific Auction Company features live auctioneers who specialize in fundraising auctions and who are dedicated to maximizing the bidding at your event. Our auctioneers will carry passion and commitment for the mission of your organization to the auction podium, and turn that into revenue. We specialize in the “Fund-a-Need” appeal, where guests make direct pledges to support your organization.
Steven founded the Pacific Auction Company in 2003 and serves as company president. He formerly spent 15 years as a professional non-profit fundraiser, and the combination of being both an auctioneer and a fundraiser makes him a powerful force in encouraging people to spend generously at fundraising events. He personally generates millions of dollars for charitable organizations annually, and has been recognized by industry groups for his outstanding work. Steve became an auctioneer the old fashioned way, by studying auctioneers. He has a reverence for country cattle callers and their high-speed auction patter, yet appreciates the sophistication of auctioneers at the world’s finest auction houses such as Christie’s & Sotheby’s. His style is a bit flashy, and a true hybrid of old-fashioned country combined with high-brow city flare.
Steve’s diverse background reflects his passion for giving and helping others. He served as a beekeeper in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, where he taught impoverished farmers how to produce honey as a secondary income generating activity. Following his years in Paraguay, he subsequently worked in Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Nicaragua, spending a total of seven years working with bees and rural people in Latin America.
CJ is a veteran of hundreds of benefit auctions and in demand as one of the top auctioneers in Northern California. His engaging chant, experience and auction savvy, combine to help maximize the bidding at any fundraising event. Even better, he is a wonderful person whose country charm, generous spirit and kind heart delight audiences everywhere.
Formally trained at the prestigious Western College of Auctioneering (considered the “Harvard of auction schools”) CJ has also developed into a world class livestock auctioneer. Last year, as a first time attendee, he finished in the top ten at the World Livestock Auctioneering Championships held in Billings, MO.
CJ is available for your benefit auction exclusively through the Pacific Auction Company.
Jim is an accomplished and energetic auctioneer with over 20 years of experience in benefit auctions. With a background in theatre, Jim carries a commanding voice and professional stage presence to every auction. He is eager to work with your organization to make the auction memorable, fun and mostly importantly, successful.
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