Meet The Staff

Rick Wardlow, CAI, BAS Principal Auctioneer

1974 Graduate of University of Missouri – BS, Agricultural Economics
1970 Graduate of Reisch Auction College, Mason City, IA
NAA Education Institute: Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) 2008
NAA Education Institute: Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) 2009

Work Experiences
28 years in conducting real estate and personal property auctions including estate settlement, bankruptcies, downsizings, and business liquidations
14 years as a Federal bank examiner with the Farm Credit Administration
2 years in Farm Credit agricultural real estate lending

Professional and Civic Affiliations
Member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA)
Member of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association (KAA)
Past President of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association (KAA)
Past Chairman of the KAA Finance Committee
Past Chairman of the KAA Education Committee
Member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

Recognitions and Awards
2005 Kentucky State Champion Auctioneer
Named by the KAA as one of the top ten Kentucky Auctioneers of the Year for 2013
Named by the KAA as one of the top ten Kentucky Auctioneers of the Year for 2014
Named by the KAA as one of the top ten Kentucky Auctioneers of the Year for 2017             Named by the KAA as one of the top ten Kentucky Auctioneers of the Year for 2020

Published Works
“Don't Let the Rut Become Your Grave” KAA Magazine (Spring 2019)
“All the Ways Continuing Education Can Hurt Your Career (SPOILER ALERT – There is No Way Continuing Education Can Hurt Your Career)” KAA Magazine, (Winter 2014)
“Let Go of the Ego!” National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Magazine (March 2014)
“The Train IS in the Tunnel – You Just Can’t See the Lights” KAA Magazine (Winter 2014)
“KAA – Looking for Leaders” KAA Magazine (Winter 2013)
“A Time for Reflection, Gratitude, and Growth” KAA Magazine (Spring 2013)
“How Do You Define a Successful Real Estate Auction?” KAA Magazine (Fall 2012)

Joe Gribbins, CES, SRES, BAS, Principal Auctioneer, Principal Broker

1976 Graduate of Western Kentucky University – BS in Business Administration
NAA Education Institute: Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) 2009
NAA Education Institute: Certified Estate Specialist (CES) 2014
National Association of Realtors: Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) 2015

Work Experiences
Third generation auctioneer with over 45 years in the auction industry
Experienced in a wide spectrum of auctions including real estate, estate settlement, commercial and industrial
Experienced auction instructor and special projects consultant for the KY Board of Auctioneers
Developed the Kentucky Auctioneer Core Course (2011)
Selected to the NAA Certified Estate Specialists course rewrite committee (2014)
Selected as a NAA Certified Estate Specialists designation course instructor (2015)

Professional and Civic Affiliations
Member of the National, Kentucky and Indiana Auctioneers Associations
Past President of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association (KAA)
Member of the KAA Long Range Planning Committee
Member of the KAA By-Laws and Legislative Committees
Member of the National and Kentucky Association of Realtors

Recognitions and Awards
Appointed in 2012 by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers
Appointed in 2016 by Gov. Matt Bevin to the newly reorganized Kentucky Board of Auctioneers
Inducted into the Kentucky Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame (2004)
Kentucky Auctioneers Association 2012 Auctioneer of the Year

Published Works
Numerous articles for the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers Newsletters
Compiled the KY Sales and Use Tax Guide for Auctioneers and other auction related papers
Authored and later updated the Kentucky Board of auctioneers License Examination Study Guide

Allee Harmon, CES, Principal Auctioneer

1969 Graduate of Waggener High School
1973 Graduate of Georgetown College – BA Sociology and Psychology
1974-75 Post Graduate work U of L – Special Education-Non- academic careers

Work Experiences
33 years in the auction industry working with families with estate settlements
45 years working with non-profit organizations in the field of mental health and mentally handicapped with recreation, vocation and residential services placing over 175-200 mentally handicapped adults in competitive employment
Former Vice-President of Carrell Rogers Co. – floor covering sales

Professional and Civic Affiliations
Member of the Kentucky Auctioneers Associations
Member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA) for personal property
Current board member of the Deer Park Neighborhood Association
Former board member of Day Spring and Council on Developmental Disabilities
Life-long member of the St. Matthews Baptist Church – ordained deacon

Caitlin Wardlow, CES, AAM, Principal Auctioneer, Real Estate Agent

2013 Graduate of the Kentucky Auction Academy
2008 Graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor's in Journalism
2004 Graduate of North Oldham High School

Work Experiences
Second generation auctioneer
12 years of experience in the auction industry
3 years in apartment property management
1 year as a reporter for the Marshall County Tribune-Courier Newspaper, Benton, KY

Professional and Civic Affiliations
Member of the Kentucky Auctioneer’s Association
Member of Alpha Sigma Alpha national sorority

Stacie Hewitt, Principal Auctioneer

2017 CORe Certificate HBX Harvard Business School
2012 Graduate of Western Kentucky University – BA, Broadcasting, Radio, TV
2008 Graduate of Pope John Paul II High School

Work Experience
6+ years of online auction                                                                                                                                           2 years as Operations Training Manager for EBTH national office
2 years as Project Manager and General Manager for EBTH Louisville operations
2 years as News Director for WMPI-FM, Scottsburg, IN
2 years as Program Director for WWHR-FM, Bowling Green, KY

Professional and Civic Affiliations                                                                                                                          Member of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association

Recognitions and Awards
Awarded Outstanding Senior in WKU Broadcasting Department in 2012

Matt Woods, Principal Auctioneer/Certified USPAP Appraiser

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Matt has his own appraisal business, Woods Appraisals LLC, and regularly conducts professional appraisals of personal property including art objects, paintings, silver, furniture, various antiquities, etc. on behalf of banks, attorneys, museums, historic homes, institutions, and private individuals for purposes of estate settlement, divorce, liquidation, and personal evaluation.

His appraisal business is separate and apart from his affiliation with Wardlow Auctions, Inc. as a licensed auctioneer.

2020 Certified USPAP Appraiser; Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
2018 Graduate of Kentucky Auction Academy 
2012 Completed Appraisal Course, University of Louisville, Antiques in the Marketplace
2004 Graduate of Saint Xavier High School
Work Experience
14 Years, Experience in Live and Online Auctions
7 Years, Organizer and Ringman for Live Auctions
Professional and Civic Affiliations
Member, American Society of Appraisers
Member, Kentucky Auctioneers Association
Member, The Kentucky Historical Society
Member, The Filson Historical Society

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