Mary Garrison - Auctioneer Lic #2765
Born into a military family, Mary was raised in the mid-west and east coast. Her first auction experience was that of a five year old at a farm in Massachusetts. A Deputy Sheriff with Lewis County for nearly ten years, Mary left to form her own company producing flight safety films and evidentiary video for the Justice System. During this time she and her Mother established Old Hatchery Antiques which ultimately became a destination antiques store. In 1993, after she met and married Mike Garrison, the couple became more involved in auctions, working
He met Mary in 1993 at an auction in Walla Walla. Love at first site, not only for each other, but for auctions. The couple commuted from Walla Walla to Winlock until 1996 when Mike’s teaching career took him to Centralia College as Diesel Instructor until his retirement in 2009. During this time the Garrisons, with Mike as auctioneer, worked strictly on-site. In 2010 Mike and Mary formed a Limited Liability Company opening a full service auction facility. His knowledge of farm and heavy equipment is strong as well as his knowledge of coins, antiques, books and of course, auctions. His leadership at Garrison Auctioneers is a major reason the Company achieved over half a million dollars in sales for its clients last year. An avid reader of philosophy and history, Mike also enjoys time with his family.
Pat is often seen and seldom heard, but she holds one of the most important positions at Garrison Auctioneers, that of Head Clerk. She is responsible for recording the consignor lot number, description, hammer price and buyer number of every single item sold in an auction. It requires detailed concentration, excellent spelling skills and product knowledge, all of which Pat possesses. We ask our customers never to speak to the Clerk during an auction lest she miss an important piece of information but if you get a chance after the sale is over to talk with Pat you will
Darryl Berg - Logistics
Kendra Garrison - Office Staff
find her very pleasant indeed! Every once in awhile her dry sense of humor shows up when she raises her APPLAUSE…signs! Working part time, she is our oldest employee and Mary’s sister, working with us since 1996. She is employed by Lewis County Community Development. She is a past Winlock City Councilor, a position she held for 13 years, also serving as Mayor Pro-Tem during a portion of that time. Besides spending time with extended family and sons Eric, Peter and Clayton--grandchildren, Kayleigh, Cody and Jacob she loves time with her miniature lab Fiona and Marty, her cat.
Mike Garrison- Auctioneer Lic #2021
Mike has been an auctioneer since 1990. Born and raised in New York, Mike headed west at his first opportunity. Working for years as a farm mechanic simultaneously attending college in Spokane, Mike ultimately went into teaching. He attended auction school at Western School of Auctioneering at Billings, Montana. As a Diesel Mechanics Instructor at Walla Walla Community College, he worked in the auction business during the summer. He attended many auctions on behalf of the college, buying farm equipment on which his students worked and learned about mechanics.
Pat Anderson - Head Clerk
“I’ve been around auctions and antiques all my life…I can’t imagine not doing it!”
Possibly your first visit to Garrison Auctioneers will be greeted by our Head Cashier, Anita McFarlane. With Garrison Auctioneers for five years, she has lived in Lewis County for over forty and has worked in the banking industry for over 25 years. Anita has three grown children and enjoys crafting, travel, and being with her family. To Garrison Auctioneers,
Darryl does a little of everything ranging from moving items from homes, loading and unloading, auction setup, being a ringman at live auctions, and much more! He loves to spend time with his family and loves to travel and vacation. On the job he loves helping people and seeing all the cool items that we come across.
on-site auctions during the summer months. In 2006, Mary attended auction school at Continental School of Auctioneering in Mankato Minn., where she was voted “Best Lady Auctioneer” in her class. She says of herself: “I have worked a variety of jobs, done a fair amount of volunteering and through career paths and my childhood, I’ve traveled a good deal. All these experiences merged when Mike and I went into the auction business. It completes me. Our one hundred percent commitment to this profession has given Mike and me some of the most rewarding and memorable experiences life has to offer. I truly believe in what I do. It is the best way I can serve human beings.” Mary enjoys family, friendships, reading, walking, decorating, site seeing, museums, traveling, cooking and just about everything else in her leisure time.
Kendra is the 15-year old granddaughter of Mike and Mary, she started working in the auction business when she was 13. Kendra helps in many ways with the business including being a ringman, posting to social media, and photographing online auction lots. She is an honor roll student at Winlock High School. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as working on her art.
she is a vital part of how we work with you, the customer. You will find Anita’s smiling face at every auction and sometimes in-between when she is packaging and shipping internet sales to our national and global customers.
Anita McFarlane - Head Cashier
“It’s certainly not an ordinary job, I see so many different people in different situations...fun!”
Sherri Dokken - Ring