William J. MillikenPresident
312 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106
Bill is a licensed auctioneer and attorney with a 30-year history as trial attorney, creator of non-profit corporations and business owner in the Portland, Maine area. Graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 1989 and University of Maine School of Law in 1992, Bill has been involved in the auction industry since the mid-1990’s working for Barridoff Galleries, a fine art auction house located in the Portland area. Becoming an owner in 2017, Milliken and his partners have endeavored to bring fine art auctioneering into the digital age and to expand its traditional customer base. A member of the National Auctioneers Association, Milliken hopes as President to help the auction industry in Maine span the digital divide to survive and thrive in these changing economic times.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
51 Atlantic Highway
After a 30-year career in marketing and brand management, Carol Achterhof joined Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in 2007 to pursue her lifelong interest in antiques and fine art. She received her Maine auctioneer license in 2012, and she participates in appraisal and cataloging activities at Thomaston Place, particularly in the silver, porcelain, and jewelry categories. She also lends support to branding, media relations, consignment-oriented advertising efforts, and special event activities.
Ruth Lind, CAI, BAS, GPPADirector and Past President
Moxie Auctions LLC
Post Office Box 527
Stockton Springs, ME 04981
Ruth graduated from Mendenhall School of Auctioneering and has completed numerous courses of graduate study in the field of Auctioneering, specializing in Benefit Auctions. Moxie Auctions was born to serve Maine nonprofits in raising the funds they need to accomplish critical work in our state. Ruth is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, and currently serves as the NAA Ambassador to Maine. As an Appraiser, Ruth specializes in vintage and antique quilts.
Ed Wheaton Auctions
198 Pinkham Road
Pittston, ME 04345
Ed has been involved in buying and selling of cameras and photography related items for at least twenty years. As an auctioneer, his team believes in providing good honest services and building a team that will ensure that we can achieve the best value and best solution possible for a client. Our services range from selling a single item to doing a complete clean out and leaving a home realtor ready. We hope to be around the business for a spell and to have an auction that is family friendly and conducted with integrity.
ME Lic# 0356
26 Water Street
Randolph, ME 04346
Rusty Farrin is owner of Farrin’s Country Auctions of Randolph, Maine, specializing in estates, gold, silver and quality items, and holding a federal firearms license. Rusty has been in the auction industry for 45 years going back to 1975 when, as a sophomore in high school, he attended the Fort Smith School of Auctioneering in Fort Smith, Arkansas, becoming the youngest auctioneer in the State of Maine. Rusty also participated in a 3-year program of the Certified Auctioneer’s Institute at the University of Indiana, Bloomington from 2010 to 2012 and the Advanced Auctioneer Academy in Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. Rusty was winner of the Maine Auctioneer’s Association Bid Calling Championship in Rockland, Maine in 2007, and in 2010 served as president of the Maine Auctioneer’s Association. After all of these years, Rusty is still passionate about his work and enjoys working with his three sons at this family oriented auction facility in Randolph, Maine. Farrin’s Country Auctions takes great pride in the work they do, holding live auctions, benefit auctions, real estate auctions and online auctions.