The Celebrity Auctioneers
MC / Host / Auctioneer - Legendary Radio and TV Personality
For thirty five years, the Bay Area woke to the voice and on-air antics of "Don Bleu in the Morning”. If you haven’t received a “Bleuper call”, your neighbor or spouse has.
On air, Don has flown with the Blue Angels, been dunked in a human Irish stew, officiated a wedding in a blimp over the Golden Gate bridge, and started a campfire in front of the TransAmerica building, to bring attention to the plight of Girl Scouts against big business.
He was twice named National Radio Personality of the year, and is in the Radio Hall of Fame.
If you weren’t listening to Don Bleu on the radio, you were watching him on TV host ‘The Gong Show” or “The Know Zone” or “Evening Magazine”. A four time Emmy award winner, Don is trying to break the stereotype of “a face for radio".
MC / Host / Auctioneer - Bay Area KTVU Channel 2 Sports
The multi-talented Mark Ibanez has received two Emmy Awards during his career as KTVU/Channel 2 Sport Director: One for Best Regular Weekly Sports Show and another for 49er Playbook. He’s also been nominated for an Emmy eight times.
His sports commentary book, “Mark’s Remarks,” has been a best seller, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. In recognition of his efforts, the society named him Ambassador of the Year.
Ibanez’s love of sports, in-depth analysis and crative style made him the obvious choice in 1979 as sportscaster on KTVU’s 10 O’Clock News. In 1987, Ibanez was named sports director. When the NFL moved to Fox, he became the anchor of the highly-rated pre-game 49er Playbook and The Point After post-game show.
MC / Host / Auctioneer - Former San Francisco 49'er
Dennis is an NFL studio analyst for
Dennis Brown played football at Long Beach Jordan High School and his strong performance earned him offers to attend various top-notch colleges, including UCLA and USC. He attended the University of Washington from 1986-1990 where he wore #79 and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1990 NFL Draft. That same year he earned the team's Rookie of the Year honors. In 1995, he started in Super Bowl XXIX. He played six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
- USA Today High School All-American (1985)
- Huskies Football Defensive Lineman of the year: 1986, 1987
- All Pacific-10 Conference: 1987, 1988, 1989
- Outland Trophy candidate: 1987, 1988
- Outland Trophy finalist: 1988, 1989
- Playboy All-American: 1989, 1990
- AP Second Team All-American
- San Francisco 49ers Gold-Rush Rookie of the Year: 1990
- Super Bowl Champion: 1995
Northern California Celebrity Auctioneers
Southern California Celebrity Auctioneers
MC / Host / Auctioneer - Damon Castico
Damon Castico is passionate about assisting non-profits in fund-raising, and brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts that will help to achieve your goals.
It is Damon’s belief that, "if you don't know who you are raising the money for and how it will be spent you aren't going to be very compelling."
MC / Host / Auctioneer - Frank Jakubka
MC / Host / Auctioneer - Frank Hanna
Frank Hanna began his career as an auctioneer 12 years ago when asked by his church in Danville to auction off a few items for the youth group which was raising funds to build homes in Mexico, probably because of his distinct Texas accent.
Having been to cattle auctions as kid, he knew a little about auctioneers and was ok with his church having fun at his expense. One of the attendees that night ran an East Bay organization and asked Frank the next week to be the auctioneer for their event. He has been their auctioneer every year since.
One event led to another and now Frank does auctions across the state, primarily in Northern California. He has never advertised but rather gets his work from referrals. He regularly does events of 100 attendees to over 600 as an auctioneer and an MC. He has worked with several well known organizations and personalities. His tireless work ethic has proven to a catalyst for his repeated business with clients and success.
MC / Host / Auctioneer - Tony Shaw
Tony is the Director of Philanthropy for CharityWorks Auction Company, the most distinguished charity auction service in California, he has dedicated himself to charity auctions full time for over 10 years. Tony is a Benefit/Charity/Fundraising Auctioneer, and is recognized as one of the most effective and energetic Charity Auctioneers, a one-man secret weapon for Southern California-area charities. Tony is an expert in Benefit Galas and Auctions. He focuses on first class Auction Fundraising for 501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations.
Tony has helped raise millions of dollars for charity through auction events, charity golf tournaments, benefit fashion shows, and his unique abilities as an Emcee. He works one-on-one with a tight-knit client base that allows him to concentrate on each charity, school and organization that he helps. Tony’s diverse background reflects his passion for giving and helping others. Prior to joining CharityWorks he had a successful 20 year career as a Awarded High School Administrator and College Counselor. By being both an auctioneer and a relationship builder he is able to make a connection with people from diverse backgrounds, a powerful force in encouraging people to bid generously at benefit auctions
MC / Host / Auctioneer - Russ Stolnack
After years as a morning radio host and TV news reporter Russ juggles on-air hosting for The Big Biz Show and Biz Brew with LIVE Vegas shows, corporate and private event performances. Russ hit the stage during the live comedy club explosion of the 80's, developing comedic timing and classic routines which include song parodies, observational humor and memorable characters.
Also known as Russ T Nailz, a top-notch emcee and stand-up comedian, hosts recognition ceremonies, general sessions, fund raisers ... just about any ole LIVE event. He is a veteran comedian, Keynote speaker, muscian, Cable "ACE" and Emmy winning actor and writer. Russ has performed for corporate clients, organizations, associations, cruise ships, night clubs, concert venues and hundreds of private events. Russ is Funny.