About

Fundraising Auctioneer Justin Swisher

Justin Swisher

Justin Swisher is a Professional Fundraising Auctioneer and President of Swisher Auctions, LLC.   Justin has a passion for helping non-profits maximize their fundraising potential. Since starting in the industry in 2005, he has conducted hundreds of fundraising auctions in most every major city around the United States and 15 countries.

Justin’s professional experience includes sales, marketing, and management for several Fortune 100 companies. He is a graduate of The Texas Auction Academy and Hampden-Sydney College and a life long native of Virginia. Justin is an active member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA) and the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and holds the designations of Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) and Auction Technology Specialist (ATS). Justin is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Joyner Fine Properties in Virginia. In his spare time, Justin enjoys his new passion for Stand up Paddle Boarding and seeking travel to new countries.

Associate Auctioneers

Brian Pontius

Brian Pontius

Brian Pontius

A lifelong Virginian, Brian grew up around his uncle’s auction business assisting in many capacities. In 2009, he made the formal leap from the corporate world and became a licensed auctioneer after attending the Bernie Pleasants School of Auctioneering. Brian loves all aspects of the auction world and seeks to satisfy each client with excellent results. He conducts multiple auctions weekly for various estates and charities throughout central Virginia. Brian’s electric personality and his ability to connect with an organization and their supporters has helped him raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of nonprofits.

Brian is also a licensed real estate agent and property manager. He received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia. Brian resides in Richmond, VA and has been a part of the Swisher Auctions team for four years.

Kevin Pauley 

From the age of seven when he worked his first auction, Kevin Pauley has been a part of the auction business. As a teenager, he attended Mendenhall School of Auctioneering and began bid calling for everything from estates to real estate to automobiles.

His career turned to pharmaceutical and then medical sales. He currently spends his days in cardiac catheterization labs and operating rooms selling interventional devices for coronary and peripheral vascular disease.

However, Kevin’s true passion remains in auctioneering. As a result, Kevin has built a business in fundraising consulting and conducting benefit auctions. For more than 10 years, Kevin has been helping nonprofit organizations build successful events that exceed their fundraising goals: something both exciting and rewarding to him. His energy during the sale is contagious!

Kevin is also a devoted husband and father, and he finds joy spending time with his wife Michelle children Morgan, Adam, and Abigail. If they join him hiking or fishing—his two favorite hobbies—then that makes the perfect day!

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