Owner and head auctioneer Trisha Brauer holds a Bachelor's degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and also earned a Master's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Sales.  She is a graduate of World Wide College of Auctioneering and is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA), as well as the state associations for Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.  Currently, Currently, Trisha is on the Board of Directors for the NAA. 

Trisha also holds the designation of Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS). This designation is awarded and recognized by the National Auctioneers Association and represents specific education and training in conducting benefit auctions.  This designation has been awarded to only 3% of the nation’s auctioneers.  She has also completed her Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) designation.  This is a 3 year program and is the highest designation recognized by the NAA.  

In addition to helping nonprofits have recording breaking events, she is a professional trainer for the NAA and teaches auctioneers across the country the art of benefit auctions.  Brauer is also a highly sought after speaker and has been invited to speak at national and state conferences across the US.  

National Auctioneers Association
Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association
Iowa Auctioneers Association
Colorado Auctioneers Association
Kansas Auctioneers Association

Kansas City auctioneer scores big success: Appointed National Trainer for Benefit Auctioneers.

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Trisha Brauer

Operation Give-A-Bear has enlisted the services of Trisha and Taking Bids Benefit Auctions since 2010. The three Auction/Benefits we have worked with Trisha on have all gone very well for us with significant gains in our funds raised each year. Trisha is a joy to work with, she goes above and beyond the actual Auction. She assists in guiding through our fund raising, sponsorships and item procurement for the auction as well as suggestions on increasing attendance.

We would highly recommend Trisha, just not on the same date as our Benefit as we intend to continue our great relationship with Trisha.

Patty York

Build a Bear Workshop