Brent Wears

Founder, President

Brent attend auction school in 1979 and in 1985 he founded Wears Auctioneering. He has served in every board position with the Iowa Auctioneers Association and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998. Brent was selected as Chairman of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) election committee, served as the Iowa Ambassador to the NAA, an NAA Mentor as well as being elected to the Wyoming Auctioneers Association Board of Directors multiple times. Brent was the Iowa State Champion Auctioneer in 2001 and the Wyoming State Champion Auctioneer in 2018. Brent holds four designations from the NAA; Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), Certified Estate Specialist (CES), Certified Auctioneer of Real Estate (CAI), and Auction Technology Specialist (ATS).



Emily Wears Kroul

President Wears Auctioneering West

Emily attended auction school in 2007 at age 17. In 2009 Emily became the youngest person to win the Iowa Auctioneers Contest. In 2012, Emily was the first woman to win the Colorado Auctioneers Contest. She won the Wyoming Auctioneers Contest in 2014 and in 2018 she was named the International Auctioneer Champion. Emily has earned the designations “BAS” (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist), ATS (Auction Technology Specialist) and CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) from the National Auctioneers Association. Emily is the president of Wears Auctioneering WEST. A western states branch of Wears Auctioneering located in Wyoming and Idaho.

Kim Neher

Online Auction Manager

Kim is our lead online auction manager. She has a part in cataloging, inventorying, photographing and editing every single online auction on our website. When she's not out on site getting the next auction cataloged, she can be found behind a computer screen editing and researching everything related to our online auctions. When the auction is over she's the one packaging and shipping your items or she's the friendly face you see at every online auction pickup!

Lynn Pinneke

Office Coordinator

Lynn is our amazing office coordinator! She handles everything from phone and email correspondence to back end business details. While you may not see her out and about too often, she's in our office every single day, making sure everything is running smoothly. When you call our office with a question, you'll likely be speaking with her!