Meet The Staff


Rick Wardlow, CAI, BAS Principal Auctioneer

Education
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
26 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)
Current Member of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association (KAA) Board of Directors
Past President of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association (KAA)
Past Chairman of the KAA Finance Committee
Past Member of the KAA Education Committee
Member of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce
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

Published Works
“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” Kentucky Auctioneers Association (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, BAS, CES, Principal Auctioneer, Principal Broker

Education
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
Re-Appointed in 2015 by Gov. Steve Beshear to the 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

Education
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
30 years in the auction industry working with families with estate settlements
43 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 and Indiana 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 Herrell, CES, AAM, Principal Auctioneer

Education
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
6 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, Apprentice Auctioneer

Education
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
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

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

 

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