Artisan Auctions

Powerful Fundraising For Positive Change

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“The Artisan Auctions Team hit it out of the park. AGAIN!   We already have them booked for next year.

Grace Hollandsworth
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington

$810,000 RAISED with Artisan Auctions

 

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KELLY RUSSELL

FOUNDER & CEO

Kelly Russell has helped nonprofits and schools raise +$100M in support of great work across the nation.

Kelly leads her passionate team to produce donor-driven events that consistently break goals, and it’s Kelly’s donor-first philosophy and remarkable results that keep clients coming back year after year. 
 

Kelly has one mission: powerful fundraising for positive change.

With her spot on impersonations, it’s no wonder she can be found as hostess and emcee of parties, birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, anniversaries, company events, and shows both large and intimate.

Bolivia has a heart for serving marginalized communities, youth and those living with HIV/AIDS. As a proud member of the LGBTQ Community, this Queen is ready to sparkle, shine and make bid cards fly for your nonprofit organization.

APRIL McCOLLUM

CLIENT COORDINATOR

April helps ensure that clients have an exceptional experience through every step of the auction-planning journey.

When it comes to client proposals, contracts, invoicing, scheduling... Good communication is the name of the game, but April goes above and beyond. April’s superpower is bringing empathy to every interaction.

 

Planning a profitable benefit auction can twirl up its moments of stress, and April’s years working as a Registered Behavior Technician taught her how to meet anyone exactly where they are and find the calm.

April is a tireless expert at multitasking. She’s passionate about health & wellness, a Cross Fit junkie, and the mom of seven energetic kids. Blended families rule!

CHRIS HATCHER

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Chris is a digital storyteller who specializes in creating video and websites that inspire generosity.

Having spent the last two decades producing digital stories for AT&T, JDRF, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Our House of Portland, Down Home Ranch, and more, Chris loves helping nonprofits and schools showcase the impact of their work.

Chris brings a creative sensibility to everything he does. He’s also an actor, singer, writer, and home baker with pies featured on The Food Network.

Mmmmm, pie.

ALICIA ALLEN

BUSINESS & EVENTS MANAGER

Alicia is an event budgeting GURU and On-Site Coordinator with eyes in the back of her head!

Not only can she overhaul an auction budget so every dollar goes where it should for maximum ROI, but as your on-site event coordinator, she has a knack for seeing (and fixing) every potential pitfall from a mile away.

Originally from Colorado, Alicia is passionate about nonprofits, animal rights, and a huge sports fan.

CHABRE VICKERS

EVENT EMCEE

Portland Monthly Magazine called Chabre “one of Portland’s super-connectors,” and there is no mistaking her skill at bringing communities together.

As your Event Emcee, you won’t find anyone more prepared, poised, and polished than Chabre (shuh-BREE).

She makes charming your crowd look easy because she puts in the prep work – learning your donors and auction packages inside and out so she can drive the pace of your event with her smooth & velvety voice.

 

When Chabre is off stage, she is Wells Fargo & Company’s Community Development Officer, leading their community development initiatives and Community Reinvestment activities.

ANDY LINDBERG

BENEFIT AUCTIONEER

Andy is a lighthearted and thoughtful benefit auctioneer with a super power: Andy knows how to move any crowd to genuinely laugh and smile.

                                              No hard edges here, Andy brings 100% warm fuzzies.

A lifelong performer, Andy is passionate about supporting the arts.

Through years of work with youth development and advocacy organizations like Camp Fire Columbia and Friends of Outdoor School, Andy is quick with a dad joke, and his happy energy will gently pull the right heartstrings at your event.

ALIX ZIMMERMANN

BENEFIT AUCTIONEER

Alix is a quick-witted firecracker who gets a thrill from working with a wide range of inspiring do-gooders.

She has a knack for making new connections feel like old, cherished friends. Always leading with integrity, Alix inspires donors with authentic sweetness and sass. 

Alix takes great pride in her decade-long involvement with the Rose City Rollers, a local non-profit focused on empowerment through sport and inclusion.

Alix is passionate about social justice, equity, inclusivity, and empowerment for all living things.

DALE JOHANNES

BENEFIT AUCTIONEER

Dale can literally sell his socks off. During one spirited auction, a donor offered to buy Dale’s socks right off his feet for $5,000.

Without skipping a beat, he handed over his high-ticket hosiery... and the crowd went wild!

With his 30-year background as a theatre actor, Dale knows how to playfully command a room while inspiring your crowd to bid high with enthusiasm and spontaneity.

Dale has also proudly worked in the field of HIV research and treatment for 24 years and counting. He’s a devoted husband and dad of two — with charm and sparkle to spare.

Dale makes every auction event one that your attendees will enjoy and remember.

BOLIVIA CARMICHAELS

BENEFIT AUCTIONEER

Bolivia has been dazzling crowds in Portland, Oregon since 1995.

OUR EXPERTISE & SKILLS

Silent Auction Optimization

Drive up ROI in your Silent Auction with strategic staging and focused procurement.

Mission-Driven Auctioneering

Professional Benefit Auctioneers who know how to ”read the room” and connect with your crowd.

Live Auction Planning

Create a Live Auction program that seamlessly builds generosity in your guests.

Staff & Volunteer Training

Set up your team for success every step of the way. Bid assistants, registration, procurement, and more.

Special Appeal Strategy

Harness the power of the biggest moneymaker of them all. 100% profit.

Event Emcees

Warm up your crowd and set the stage for enthusiastic support of your mission.

LET’S TALK

When you need to solve your toughest auction challenges, Artisan Auctions is the fundraising partner who knows how to get you where you want to go. Ask us anything. We’ve seen it all.