As caretakers and preservers of fine things, we understand that the process of valuing and handling items under circumstances that may be sensitive or in some way challenging to those responsible for their dispersal, it's reassuring to have a sense of who will be so intimately involved in the liquidating partnership. To that end, we introduce ourselves.
Deb Field is the owner of Aardvarks to Zebras Estate Sales, LLC. She, along with a hand-picked team of knowledgeable, courteous associates, bring together 20+ years in the estate sale business to form the backbone of a company who's "been around". The business started as a hobby in Dayton, Ohio and moved with her when she relocated to North Carolina in 2002. It has been a fun side business and hobby ... until now.
It's been observed that Deb's "always doing something'. It's true and was a given that her hobby-business would evolve into a full-time venture when the time was right.
Her servant-leader attitudes and the corporate careers which supported her prepared her well for the transition. With success in a high-end antiques business for 30 years, leadership roles in operating a large non-profit thrift store, holding a North Carolina auctioneer's license, participating in "soft" market appraisal fairs, serving as a subject matter expert at antiques events, and having been interviewed by the Asheville Citizen-Times, Ralph and Terry Kovel (noted antiques experts and authors), and PBS's former tv show, "Market Warriors" on several antiques-related topics, she is unsurpassed in knowledge and experience in today's secondary retail market.
Deb comes by her love of antiques honestly; she grew up with them as her parents were known antiques dealers who owned a successful shop in mid- Michigan for many years and were on the antique show circuit throughout the midwest. Before venturing into the estate sale business full-time, Deb had a successful corporate career as Director of Education and Staff Development for several large hospitals in Ohio and North Carolina, Director of Workforce Development for a national non-profit organization, and was a private organizational development consultant and strategist for physician practices in Dayton, specializing in quality, change, and process management, leadership development, strategic and succession planning, conflict resolution, self-directed work teams, and development of organizational communication strategies.
And how about our team .... we are so very lucky to have a great group that brings a diverse range of knowledge, interests, and skills to the work we do. They have combined experience in retail and corporate sales settings, the antiques arena, civic architectural preservation, furniture reconstruction and renovation, and equally noteworthy, are inherently driven to help others as evidenced by the years of charitable volunteerism they've provided our community.
You see? We're more than ready to tackle your particular situation. Give us a call today and let us show you how we can help you.