Monday, June 27, 2011

Dax Gillium: Auctioneer, Appraiser, Pole-sitter

We think it's important to know who we are, and sometimes the "about us" button on our web page just doesn't give you as much information as you would like. Today, we're going to talk about our good friend Dax Gillium, the man with the golden voice.

Rich and Dax were classmates at the Worldwide College of Auctioneering, and Dax has been working with us since they graduated. Dax is a successful auctioneer and appraiser in his own right, and we're happy to have him affiliated with us.

I asked Dax for a brief bio so that we could feature him. My intent was to use his information and create my own story about Dax, but after reading what he sent me, I've decided to leave it just as he wrote it. Here's Dax's story about his favorite subject, Dax:

"Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, auctioneer and appraiser Dax Gillium is a former professional pianist and broadcaster. After studying for a degree in journalism, Mr. Gillium promptly forgot all about it and, in 1975, turned his attention toward a career in music. He has performed internationally with a host of well known pop and country artists including Charlie Pride, Loretta Lynn, Gary Puckett (and the Union Gap), John Davidson and Jack Green. In 1988, Dax went on-the-air in western North Dakota. He began as a broadcaster on both radio and TV, but it soon became evident that Dax was a lot taller and better looking on radio, and became well known as a newscaster, morning-drive DJ and talk-show host. It was during this time that Dax took part in a publicity stunt for an auto dealership, sitting on an eight-by-eight-foot platform perched atop a 55-foot telephone pole for 13 days.

Arriving in Denver in 2001, Dax found that nobody was looking for a telephone pole sitter, and focused his sights on the auction profession. He is a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering, and holds an appraiser’s certification from the Certified Appraiser’s Guild of America (CAGA). He has achieved the prestigious Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) designations from the National Auctioneers Association, and currently serves on the Colorado Auctioneers Association board of directors as a vice president. Dax also placed as a top-five finalist in the 2007 Colorado Auctioneers Association bid-calling contest. Along with raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for various non-profit and charitable organizations, Dax serves an associate auctioneer, appraiser and highest-ranking telephone pole sitter with the firm of Schur Success Auction and Appraisal."

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