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About Our Team

We are a group of passionate Fundraising Professionals

Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Co-Founder/Auctioneer

As a third generation auctioneer with over 25 years experience, Bill's passion for fundraising shines through at every event. His big heart defines our business and motivates us to do what we love! Bill raises approximately $3 million annually through his live auction services. If you ever find yourself at one of Bill's auctions just raise your hand, he'll tell you what to pay later.

Michelle Black

Michelle Black

Co-Founder

Michelle is our numbers girl, she takes care of everything financial and does it all with a smile! She also manages our auction inventory to guarantee we offer a fresh supply of items and keep tabs on what's popular with bidders at fundraisers. If Michelle could jet away tomorrow, she would head to New York to take in our Broadway Experience.

Renée Rothzén

Renée Rothzén

Co-Founder

Renée's enthusiasm can tackle anything! The creative one on the team, she produces our marketing material and is committed to make every event look exceptional. She also sources new auction items and trip experiences that will knock the socks off you and your bidders. If Renée was bidding, she'd break the bank on one of our Leftbank paintings.

Katherine Black

Katherine Black

Fundraising Event Manager

Katherine has some pretty cool experience and knows what it takes to pull off a great event. She works with our suppliers and clients who require consignment auction items, including out of town events (yup we work with charities across Canada). If you plan on having any wine related auction items at your event consider inviting Kat to start a bidding war.

Jenny Cull

Jenny Cull

Fundraising Event Manager/Partnerships

Jenny has a track record of outstanding customer service and has even been recognized with a ‘White Hatter Award' for her efforts. She prides herself in doing whatever it takes and is determined to exceed expectations. From events to receivables and partnerships, Jenny is always ready to help out and wants to make your event awesome. She loves our jewellery selection and has been seen adorning some of our Hillberg & Berk Necklaces.

John Murray

John Murray

Auctioneer/Professional Spotter

John has worked in the auction industry for over 10 years and has earned the love of bidding crowds near and far. A native of Ireland and proud father of triplets, John is an auctioneer and spotter who's guaranteed to find every last dollar on the auction floor. His boundless energy and quick witted humour will make sure you have a fun filled event. If John wasn't an auctioneer he would be a NASCAR driver for the day with our NASCAR Racing Experience.

Wendell Smith

Wendell Smith

Professional Spotter

Wendell brings over 25 years experience as a professional spotter to the Elevate Auctions team. When he's not watching for bids you can find him on the golf course yelling “fore” or snacking on whatever tasty treats he can find. Wendell loves being in the middle of the action and if he could bid on one item it would be the Pebble Beach Golf Experience.