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, please allow us to introduce ourselves.
We're Deb and Glenn Field, husband and wife team and co-owners of Aardvarks to Zebras Estate Sales, LLC. We, 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". Our business started as a hobby in Dayton, Ohio and moved with us when we relocated to North Carolina in 2002. It has been a fun side business and hobby ... until now.
It's been observed that we're "always doing something'. It's true and it was a given that we'd evolve into a full-time venture when the time was right.
Our servant-leader attitudes and the corporate careers which supported us also prepared us 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, and PBS's former tv show, "Market Warriors" on several antiques-related topics, we are 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 antiques dealers who owned a 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.
Glenn has had a successful career in administrative roles in the public healthcare arena. Most recently, his focus has been on opioid research and building action-oriented coalitions across the State developing programs to address the opioid epidemic. And he's a certified instructor for the federally supported Mental Health First Aid course. His interest and expertise in all things "old", stem from his significant work with architectural preservation, beautification, and restoration initiatives in Dayton. After doing his first grand piano restoration, he knew he'd found his niche and subsequently did 2 ground-up home restorations; he is considered an expert in furniture reconstruction and restoration.
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 both retail and corporate sales settings, the antiques arena, and 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.