Founder / Instructor - Kentucky Auction Academy
Graduate, Certified Auction Institute - Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Certified Estate Specialist
KY State Champion Auctioneer
Professional Ringmans's Institute
Benefit Auction Specialist
Show Steve Cherry's Bio
Since 1992 Steve has spent his time perfecting his skills and increasing his knowledge base to ensure that Professional Auctioneer means all that it entails. He is a past KY State Champion Auctioneer, and has completed the courses and certification to hold the highest designation awarded in the Auctioneering Profession. Steve is a graduate of the Certified Auction Institute - CAI from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, a Certified Estate Specialist, Benefit Auction Specialist, and graduate of the Professional Ringman's Institute. His training and communication skills, in addition to his love of teaching and guiding others make him an excellent instructor and position his students to fulfill their auction education goals.
Steve is a past president of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Auctioneers Association and is continually improving his own skills and knowledge to make certain his students are aware of the growing trends and statistcs concerning the auction business. Well informed and educated auctioneers poise themselves for success.
Show Steve Henry's Bio
Steve Henry utilizes his organization and follow-thru skills to make certain that all details are up-to-date and all courses follow the strict regimens and guidelines required to comply with the various state regulations. Steve is a skilled auctioneer and brings a vast array of auction experience to the students of Kentucky Auction Academy.
Steve is also a graduate of the Professional Ringman's Institute and a Certified Personal Property Appraiser which requires extensive training and class hours. He guides the students of Kentucky Auction Academy through the various steps and stages of course completion.
Steve loves to ride and work horses in his spare time and is known by those close to him as “Capt’n Henry”.
Show Tim Haley's Bio
Since 1992 Tim has spent countless hours in the field with real-life auction experience and brings those years of hard work and first class auction presentation to the classroom. Tim is a CAI, Certified Estate Specialist a graduate of the Professional Ringman's Institute and a KY Bid Calling Champion. Tim brings his skills of personal relationships and time managed auctions to his students to ensure they develop those tools early in their career. This ensures success from the beginning and builds year after year.
Tim believes in continuing to build on the education foundation he began and is repeatedly in the classroom himself to bring the latest technology, methods, and ideas to the student auctioneers.
Tim also enjoys managing registered cattle performance auctions and is heavily involved in backgrounding cattle at his farm in Logan County, KY.
Show Neal Davis's Bio
Neal Davis is an International & World Champion Auctioneer.
Ron Kirby Jr. CAI, AARE, CES
Show Ron Kirby Jr.'s Bio
Since 1982 Ron has been involved in many areas of auctioneering - automobile auctions, oil field and construction equipment, heavy duty trucks, Biofuel facilities, each category having related and many times very unique support equipment to be sold. Ron's depth for detail with clients and customers aligns with his high standards of fairness when facilitating the buying and selling process.
Show Gretchen Cherry's Bio
With a degree in Secondary Education concentrated in Mathematics and French, Gretchen has always had a love of teaching and learning. Since leaving the classroom for a career in real estate, she has utilized her skills to help expand the Progressive Real Estate Group, the Progressive Auction Group, the Progressive Commercial Group and the Progressive Property Management Group.
As the real estate market has continued to change, the necessity for each division to modify and adhere to changes has become critical. The Auction market is no different. Technology has become a key component to survival and additionally has made many tasks easier. Gretchen has trained and consulted with the Progressive Auction Group and the Kentucky Auction Academy in using the software program Auction Flex. This program allows for streamline recording and reliable accounting, and can assist the Auctioneer in providing better service for clients.
Gretchen has been a successful licensed agent since 1992 and uses those experiences along with her classroom talents to make the learning of a new skill easy and relaxed.
Show Russell Mill's Bio
Russell began his auctioneer and Real Estate career in 1995 under the instruction of longtime Auctioneer Bud Greenup after attending Missouri Auctioneer School and Western KY University Real Estate training. Russell is licensed in KY, TN, IN. He is a member of Professional Associates such as the National Auctioneer Association, Kentucky Auctioneer Association, Tennessee Auctioneer Association, National Association of Realtors, Kentucky Association of Realtors, and the Scottsville Allen County Chamber of Commerce. Russell has also won numerous awards for auction advertising over the past several years. Russell is the 2014 Kentucky Auctioneer of the Year. He is currently serving as Past President of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association. Russell has conducted several successful auctions throughout KY and TN for numerous Estates, Individuals, Government Agencies and Lending Institutions such as; State of KY, City of Scottsville, Allen County, Allen County Sheriffs Dept., KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Allen Co. Board of Education, KY Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Farm Credit Services, Farmers National Bank, and South Central Bank. Russell also dedicates part of his time to conduct auctions for charities, organizations & is the Pastor of Freedom Hill Church.
Show Amy Wright's Bio
Amy Wright is the founder and owner of reSettled Life; a decluttering, downsizing, relocation and professional auction company. reSettled Life is the only certified, full-service move management company specializing in Baby Boomers and their parents in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area. She is a Certified Move Manger and a licensed, professional Principal Auctioneer, making her one of less than 200 female auctioneers out of over 2000 auctioneers total, in the state of Kentucky. Amy is a member of the Kentucky Auctioneer Association and the National Auctioneer Association. She is also a member of NASMM, the National Association of Senior Move Managers, the only accredited association for the senior move industry. She is a 2002 graduate of NKU and 2016 graduate of Kentucky Auction Academy, where she is presently an instructor. Amy is a committee member for the Arthritis Foundation and the Safe Aging Coalition of NKY, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cancer Support Community in Blue Ash, OH and an Executive Board Member for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. She is married to her husband Steve and mom of 3.