About Our Team
We are a group of passionate Fundraising Professionals
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 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'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.
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.
Fundraising Event Manager
Originally from Edmonton, Sophia has been working in non-profit for 3 years and loves giving back to the Calgary community. She is a big fan of the NFL, plays flag football and is a fierce competitor on the dart board. We think she brings a little luck with her too, and even won a trip to the 2017 Super Bowl! When she is not assisting our clients with their fundraising needs, Sophia enjoys travelling and dreaming about her next trip. She has a close eye on our Elevate Auctions trip experiences, especially Nashville!
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 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.
Sales Manager, BC
Although Ross was born and raised where kangaroo roam free, he has set roots in Vancouver and is currently our BC sales rep. He has years of experience in the travel and tourism industry and is passionate about creating the most unique travel packages for our non-profit groups. Ross loves a good challenge and will ensure that our clients in BC receive the same award winning service as our Alberta clients. If he could skip town with one of our no risk consignment items he would fly to Vegas and choose the Grand Canyon Heli Trip.