All of the following graduates are licensed auctioneers in State of Texas and have completed a 3-part program focusing on business, marketing and auction logistics in Texas.

They are waiting to be your auction and marketing resource!

Sheryl Bates, TCAP

McKinney, TX  |  TX License #: 15025  |  |    |  972-548-9636

Sheryl is Co-Owner and President of Rene’ Bates Auctioneers, Inc. which was founded in 1966 by Rene’ Bates.  Rene’ Bates Auctioneers, Inc. specializes in governmental auctions and in addition handles auctions for the financial industry sector, utility companies, non profits and special taxing jurisdictions.  Sheryl joined Rene’ Bates Auctioneers, Inc. in 2001 after 21 years in the financial services industry as Vice President at JP Morgan Chase.  Rene’ Bates Auctioneers, Inc. is a Texas HUB Certified Vendor and holds multiple WBE certifications in the State of Texas.  Sheryl completed the Texas Certified Auctioneer professional program this August, and holds auctioneer licenses in Texas and Florida and Rene’ Bates Auctioneers, Inc. holds auction business licenses in multiple states. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Erica Black, PRI, TCAP

Erica Black started in the auction industry as an auto auction block clerk in 1996. Working beside some of the best auctioneers, she was inspired to attend Texas Auction Academy (now known as America’s Auction Academy) in 2013 and received her Texas Auctioneer License immediately after graduation. Looking for ways to learn and improve on a professional and personal level, she attended the Professional Ringman Institute in 2015, and received the Texas Certified Auction Professional designation this year. She joined the America Can! Cars for Kids team in 2007 as a Dealer Liaison and is now the Vice President of Auctions. Erica can be contacted for charity auctions, ringman services, or custom auction administrative/clerk services to support your auction events. Erica is also the proud mother of two children and is known as Gran-E to her two full of energy, bigger than life grandsons. {2021 TCAP Graduate}

Doug Bradford, CAI, TCAP

Carrollton, TX  |  TX License #: 16786  |  |    |  214-395-2281

Doug Bradford has been a licensed auctioneer since 2010, specializing in benefit/fundraising auctions, personal property auctions, and business liquidations. His passion is working with nonprofits to help them raise much needed funds for their worthy causes. In addition to completing the Texas Certified Auctioneer Professional program this August, he also achieved CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) designation in 2019, a three-year program considered one of the highest designations an auctioneer can achieve. He has also completed the training for the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) and the Auction Marketing Management (AMM) designation courses as well. He serves on the board of directors for the Texas Auctioneers Association. In 2016, he won the Texas State Champion Ringman competition. He volunteers as Santa for the Childrens Hospital “fun auction” with the patients each December in Dallas. Doug is the owner/operator/lead auctioneer for Bradford Auction Services based in Carrollton, TX. “Having Fun, Raising Money, Helping People” {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Charlie Bradshaw, GPPA, TCAP

George West, TX  |  TX License #: 17609  |  | 

Mr. Bradshaw was born and raised in a multi-generational farming and ranching family. He has been in the welding and construction industry for over 35 years, as well as continues to ranch in South Texas. He has substantial experience buying and selling equipment. He specializes in heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, tools, and personal property. Through Bradshaw Auctions, he extensively researches and is knowledgeable about a great array of all items. In addition to completing the Texas Certified Auctioneer Professional program this August, Mr. Bradshaw completed the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser course, an intensive 40 hour course focusing on appraisal methodology, standards and procedures, where he gained his designation certification. He has also completed the 15 hr. Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal (USPAP) qualification class along with being a proud professional member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Texas Auctioneers Association. Mr. Bradshaw is a member of the Brush Country Cowboy Church, along with his family, in George West, TX. He has participated in numerous benefit/charity auctions throughout Texas over the past 15 years. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Montie Davis, PRI, TCAP

Montie is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Texas Auctioneers Association. He has worked in the auction industry for over 39 years and is the co-owner of the Davis Auction Group and Keller Self Storage. He is a graduate from Texas Auction Academy and Professional Ringmen’s Institute. He is the 2013 Texas State Champion Ringman, a two-time recipient of the TAA Leadership Award, and a TAA Hall of Fame member and past president. Montie is happily married to his wife of 34 years, Tracie, and throughout his achievements in the auction industry, they have raised eight wonderful children.
{2021 TCAP Graduate}

Tracie Davis, PRI, TCAP

Tracie has worked professionally in the auction industry for over fifteen years, graduating from Texas Auction Academy and Professional Ringmen’s Institute. She and her husband, Montie, of 34 years co-own the Davis Auction Group and Keller Self Storage serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. She has also served on the Texas Auctioneers Association Board of Directors and has been actively involved with her local Church, including teaching and speaking. Tracie is the mother of eight children and has successfully homeschooled them for twenty-four years. {2021 TCAP Graduate}

Natalie Dietz, TCAP

Katy, TX  |  TX License #: 18154  |  |    |  832-535-9878

Natalie was born and raised in Honolulu, HI and made the move to Texas in 2006 where she graduated from Angelo State University with a master’s degree in Animal Science.  As a first generation auctioneer, she graduated from America’s Auction Academy in January 2020 and completed the 3-year Texas Certified Auction Professional (TCAP) courses in August 2020.  She co-owns and operates Get A Bid Auctions with her husband, Timothy Dietz, where she further uses her 15+year background in Corporate Business Administration and HR Management as their VP of Operations and Business Development.  She is a proud mother of two elementary age children that she home-schools and has been involved as a children’s ministry leader and volunteer in her church for the past 6 years.  Get A Bid specializes in benefit and non-profit fundraising using online and live event services. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

David Drake, CAI, CES, GPPA, TCAP

Trinity, TX  |  TX License #: 16244  |  |    |  936-594-0812

David is a 14-year veteran and Lead Auctioneer for Asset Marketing Pros LLC-Trinity Auction Gallery which he and his wife Liz currently own and operate. David holds the highest achievement designation by The National Auctioneers Association - “CAI” Graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute, Indiana University.  He also holds the National Auctioneer “CES” Certified Estate Specialist designation with primary experience in Estate and Personal Property. He has also completed and currently up to date, USPAP compliant as a “GPPA” Graduate Personal Property Appraiser. He knows adds “TCAP” to his education completing the Texas Certified auctioneer Professional program this August 2020. Experienced in personal and real property valuation and sales through the auction method of marketing include firearms, gold and silver coins and bullion, sterling flatware and service sets, costume and fine jewelry, and collectibles/memorabilia, fine and decorative art, household goods, furniture, automobiles, tractors and other farm and ranch equipment. David also conducts several charity and benefit auctions within his community and abroad. Motivated by professionalism and ethics, he strives for success for his clients and continued personal advancement through professional education. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Elizabeth Drake, CAI, ATS, GPPA, TCAP

Trinity, TX  |  TX License #: 16596  |  |    |  936-594-0812

Liz has been in the auction business for 14 years and is a Texas Licensed Auctioneer who handles the marketing and managing side of the business. She and her husband David, who is the Lead Auctioneer for their company Asset Marketing Pros - Trinity Auction Gallery, have been active in their community since they moved to Trinity, Texas in 1980.  Liz believes that continuing education is an integral part of running a business. She holds the highest education designation of the National Auctioneers Association education program CAI, Certified Auction Institute. In addition to completing the Texas Certified Auctioneer Professional program this August.  Liz also is an Auction Technology Specialist, (ATS) and holds a GPPA designation, Graduate Personal Property Appraiser. Her company can sell or appraise anything but the house. She specializes in marketing and sales to sell your firearms, jewelry, coin collections, furniture, and art, vehicles to comic books. Visit Asset Marketing Pros – Trinity auction Gallery in their newly renovated downtown building on Highway 19 in Trinity. When you are looking to buy or sell #thinkauctionfirst. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Scotty D. Gibbs, BAS, PRI, TCAP

San Antonio, TX  |  TX License #: 9922  |  |    |  210-213-7092

Scotty has served the United States Air Force for 28 years, and he provides that same level of commitment as a Contract Auctioneer and Ringman specializing in Automobile, Equipment, Personal Property, Livestock, Horse & Tack, and Benefit & Fundraising Auctions. He is the owner of Aim High Fundraising & Benefit Auction Service and works all over the state and country. Scotty holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Business, with a specialization in Corporate Training & Development, from Wayland Baptist University. He is a proud member of the Texas Auctioneer’s Association (TAA) and the National Auctioneer’s Association (NAA). He was a Top 10 Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Texas State Champion Auctioneer Contest, he was the 2019 Texas Reserve State Champion Auctioneer, and he is a proud graduate of the inaugural 2020 Texas Certified Auction Professional (TCAP) Class.
{2020 TCAP Graduate}

John "Bear" Hebert, TCAP

Pasadena, TX  |  TX License #: 13995  |  |    |  832-731-3203

John Eric “Bear” Hebert is an auctioneer in the GREAT state of Texas. He was attracted to the auction industry at a young age and became passionate about it.  Bear helped with numerous local benefits and then attained his auctioneers license in 2004.  He did not become focused on auctioneering until 2014 and attended the Texas Auction Academy and started working towards leaving his corporate job as a Safety Manager/Director and toward making his living in the auction industry. In 2016 he joined the Texas Auctioneers Association and won his first State Senior Champion competition in 2018. And placed in top 10 for State Champion Auctioneer. Bear is also a thirty-seven year member and a Vice President for the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is also a member of the NAA, Masonic Lodge 857 in La Porte, Texas and currently completed the Texas Certified Auctioneer professional program through the TAA. He married Becky in April of 2017 and they enjoy the family ranch near Yorktown, Texas as well as traveling, hunting, fishing, and working the cows. He enjoys helping folks from the Great State of Texas cash in on the auction method of marketing. He specializes in benefits, fundraisers, merchandise liquidations, inventory reductions and general auction method marketing.  As Bear would say, “We’ll see YOU, at the auction!”  {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Lori Lemons Campbell, CAI, GPPA, PRI, TCAP

Tomball/Houston, TX  |  TX License #: 7341  |  |    |  800-243-1113

Lori is Co-Owner and President in the daily operations of Lemons Auctioneers & Online Pros.  She also serves as Co-Owner and President of My Real Estate Expert and Appraisal Analysis Team.  Both are affiliates of Lemons Auctioneers.  Lori attended Walter Britten Auction Academy in Bryan, Texas in 1983 and her experience includes the liquidation of assets utilizing the auction method of marketing for major oil companies, exploration companies, business liquidations, banking and lending institutions, small business administration, geophysical companies, cities, counties, learning institutions, real estate and many specialized industries.  She is a National Auctioneers Association (NAA) graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute, CAI (2010) and Past President of the Texas Auctioneers Association, TAA (2014-2015).  Lori was inducted into the Texas Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame in 2017 and received her Texas Certified Auction Professionals (TCAP) certification through the Texas Auctioneers Association, TAA (2020).  Lori also serves as the Chief Appraiser of Appraisal Analysis Team and received her Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) designation through the National Auctioneers Association in 2011.  Lori is passionate about the continued growth and success in the Auction, Real Estate, and Appraisal Industry. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Jackie Lemons Shillingburg, CAI, AMM, PRI, TCAP

Tomball/Houston, TX  |  TX License #: 12437  |  |    |  800-243-1113

Jackie is the Co-Owner and Vice President of Lemons Auctioneers, LLC, and Online Pros. She also serves as Co-Owner and Vice President of My Real Estate Expert and Appraisal Analysis Team both affiliates of Lemons Auctioneers. Jackie is a 2nd generation auctioneer and has been working within the auction industry since 1991. She attended the IQ School of Auctioneering in Quitman, Texas under the supervision of Gayle Ingram and received her auctioneer's license in March of 1997.  Jackie specializes in conducting auctions for business liquidation, real estate, educational institutions, cities, counties, oil companies, exploration companies, banking and lending institutions, and the commercial and industrial industry.   Her commitment to auction industry has led her to serve as the 2020 President of the Texas Auctioneers Association and a State Ambassador for the National Auctioneers Association, NAA. She is also a proud graduate of the NAA Certified Auctioneers Institute, CAI (2013), The Texas Certified Auction Professional, TCAP (2020), and has received her designation through the NAA Auction Marketing Management, AMM (2012) Jackie won the Pat Massart award through the National Auctioneers Association, CAI (2012) and received the Leadership Award through the Texas Auctioneers Association in 2008, 2012, and 2014. She is also a graduate of the Professional Ringmen's Institute, PRI (2010). {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Daniel Lewis, TCAP

Paris, TX  |  TX License #: 17777  |  |   |  214-505-6071

Daniel "Deacon" Lewis has been buying & selling at auctions since childhood, ever since his father handed him his first bidder's card and taught him how auctions work.  Now, after a great career in the entertainment industry, having worked in film, television & radio, he has taken his love of the auction business to the next level. Daniel, a graduate of the Texas Auction Academy and licensed auctioneer, has founded Lewis Auction & Estate Services, and become part of the United Country Alta Terra family.  In addition to joining United Country Alta Terra, Daniel has become a member of the Texas Auctioneer's Association and National Auctioneer's Association, allowing him to draw from the expertise of their knowledge base to better serve your auction needs. He completed the Texas Certified Auctioneer Professional program in 2020.  He specializes in real estate, inventory reduction and estate auctions with interest in any auction marketing to assist clients. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Christina Pace, GPPA, TCAP

Round Top, TX  |  TX License #: 17911  |  |  |  361-212-4573

Christina is a 2003 graduate of the University of Houston-Victoria with a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in legal assisting. Christina became a licensed Texas Auctioneer in 2017.  She is currently the auction and operations manager for Buck Up! Auctions located in Carmine, TX and does personal property appraisals. Christina enjoys the auction atmosphere and has experience in all positions in the auction business including clerk, auction set up, management, ringman, and coordination of onsite and online auctions. Her specialty is in the details, as well as estate sales, benefits, real estate and appraisals. She will work hard to maximize your profits and experience using the auction method.  Along with the completing the Texas Certified Auctioneer Professional Program in 2020, she also received her Graduate Personal Property Appraiser designation in 2019. Christina is a member of the Texas State Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. Christina and her husband Abraham live in Round Top, Texas with their large blended family of children and grandchildren. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Dirk Van Reenen, TCAP

Dirk is the founder and CEO of USA Land and Ranch, LLC and Caprock Auction Group, both of Amarillo, TX. He is a licensed Realtor, the supervising agent of the Brokerage, and licensed Auctioneer and Ringman. Dirk is also TCAP certified as well as a member of the Professional Ringmen’s Institute. After completion of Agricultural school and military duty in South Africa, Dirk worked on a kibbutz in Ayelet HaShahar, Israel. He traveled Europe and briefly worked in England then worked in Minnesota. Returning to SA, Dirk farmed and ranched for 20 years before relocating to Texas. He remained a part of the agriculture industry for a number of years in Texas before turning to Real Estate and Auctions. {2021 TCAP Graduate}


John is a first generation auctioneer. Licensed in January 1981, he has managed to work hard and make it through all the challenges that getting started and make a successful auction business specializing in the onsite auctions only of Real Estate, Heavy Equipment, Machinery, Vehicles, Business Liquidations, Quality Estates, Charity Events, and Contract Auctioneer. He is the 2009 Texas State Champion Auctioneer and a Member of The Texas Auctioneers Hall of Fame. He sees the importance of Continuing Education and networking at the TAA Convention each year. If any new auctioneers ever have any questions, he will be glad to speak to them anytime about any auction. His youngest son, Hudson, is the second generation auctioneer and the new Texas Rookie Champion.

Dustin Wood, TCAP

Humble/Houston, TX  |  TX License #: 17729  |  |  |  281-973-7429

Dustin Wood is the owner and principal auctioneer of 127 Auction Group LLC, in Humble, TX specializing in fundraising and benefit auctions supporting nonprofit organizations. 127 Auction Group, LLC serves the fundraising needs of clients in the Houston, TX and Dallas-Fort Worth, TX metro areas with availability for consultation across Texas and Oklahoma. He is a graduate of America’s Auction Academy. He has completed the most advanced training available to fundraising auction professionals including the National Auctioneer's Association's Benefit Auctioneer Specialist course. Dustin brings over 20 years of nonprofit experience to supporting your mission and goals. He is passionate about maximizing the financial support from established constituencies and helping organizations welcome new support. As a husband and father, he finds his greatest joy in supporting family friendly causes especially those supporting children, adoption, special needs families, first responders, and medical missions. {2020 TCAP Graduate}


Olton, TX  |  |  |  806-685-1346

Lou Ann is a freelance contract American Sign Language Interpreter for the deaf and hearing impaired and is a certified special education teacher for deaf education. Being in education has been a guiding torch to assist others in communicating. She also is a tri-lingual auctioneer, professional ringman and owner of Auction Pro and ASL Sign Language Pro. She attended the Gala Gal Bootcamp for Benefit Auctioneers as well as graduated from the Professional Ringmen’s Institute PRI and the World Champion Ringmen College WCRC. Her other qualifications include: graduate of America’s Auction Academy, graduate from Interpersonal Communications for Auction Professionals (ICAP) , graduate with bilingual English/Spanish Certification from Worldwide College of Auctioneering , graduate of Auctioneer finishing Training Academy (AFTA) and completion of the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist Designation(BAS). LouAnn is completing specialty training for Contract Auctioneer Specialist and Auction Method of Marketing training. LouAnn has embarked on this adventure in a full auction company specializing in Benefit auctions with ASL Interpreting Her memberships and commitment to the profession include: the Texas Auctioneers Association, the National Auctioneers Association, the Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers International FCAI and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. She completed the Texas Certified Auctioneer Professional Program in 2020. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

Col. Stanly Lennon Young, BAS, PRI, ICAP, WCRC, AFTA, TCAP

Olton, TX  |  TX License #: 16788|  |  |  806-685-1336

Stan’s love for the auction business started at a very young age going with my grandfather and father to farm and animal auctions. I began my lifelong dream of becoming an auctioneer after working as a farmer and rancher in Olton, Texas. I am a 2009 graduate of the Texas Auction Academy and from there I joined the Texas Auctioneers Association, the National Auctioneers Association, the Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers International and the Texas Self Storage Association. This opened the door to attend and graduate from the Bootcamp For Benefit Auctioneers and Professional Ringman Institute. I also hold specialty training with completion of the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist Designation(BAS), Texas Certified Auction Professional program and graduate from World Wide College of Auctioneering In Advanced Bid Calling, Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Bid Calling. I also graduated from Interpersonal Communications for Auction Professionals ICAP, World Champion Ringman College WCRC and Auctioneer Finishing Training Academy AFTA. Stan is currently pursuing continuing education as a Contract Auction Specialist candidate CAS, and as Auction Marketing Management Candidate AMM. Stan and his wife, LouAnn, own and manage Auction Pro which began in 2010 in rural areas and now reaches into larger communities. They specialize in Spanish bid calling, American Sign Language and full auction contract services. {2020 TCAP Graduate}

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