I come from a long line of auctioneers on my Dad's side of the family from Nebraska. Even though my father and grandfather chose not to take up this profession, my great grandfather's headstone proudly reads "Pioneer Auctioneer" above a beautiful midwest landscape scene. Oh, how he must have loved his job of selling all kings of livestock, farm equipment and personal belonging over the years. Meeting buyers and sellers and being a part of the fabric of a small rural community, I'm sure, was gratifying and fun.
Like my grandfather, I love my job of being a Benefit Auctioneer. The path I have chosen, helping nonprofits and schools raise money, is always interesting, challenging and ultimately a community service that allows me to make a decent living doing something I believe in. I couldn't be more proud to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, various cousins, an uncle and others in my family that chose to be auctioneers.
Mitch Lambley, BAS is a fundraising auctioneer and owner of Auctions For Good. For over 15 years, he has conducted benefit auctions across Oregon, Washington and Costa Rica!
He is a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering the University of Oregon, and is an Air Force Veteran. He holds the BAS (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist) designation granted by the National Auctioneers Association. Held by less than 3% of its members in North America, the designation provides advanced training in planning and conducting successful benefit auctions. Originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Oregon has been his home for many years and he loves all the state offers. He lives with his wife and daughter in Portland.
Professional Memberships and Licenses:
- National Auctioneers Association
- Oregon Auctioneers Association
- East Portland Chamber of Commerce - Board member