Our People

Our People

Experts you can trust.

Our knowledgeable appraisers and efficient staff ensure a quality experience for all our consignors and buyers.

Jarrod Hines

Jarrod Hines is the owner of Farmer Auctions and Entrusted Auctions. Jarrod is a 5th generation auctioneer and is a member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association, Auctioneer Association of North Carolina, and West Virginia Auctioneers Association. He also holds the Certified Auctioneer Institute Designation and is a registered Real Estate agent through MKB Realtors. 

  • 36 years experience
  • 5th generation auctioneer
  • Licensed and bonded in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, & Maryland.
  • Designee, Certified Auctioneers Institute. (CAI) Three-year masters level training curriculum.
  • Designee, Certified Estate Specialist. (CES)
  • Designee, Auction Marketing Management (AMM)
  • CAI Recruiter – national recruiter of auctioneers for the master level training curriculum
  • Instructor – continuing education instructor for various state associations
  • Partner-Rasmus Asset Advisors – Internet-Only Auction Affiliate. Eastern U.S. foremost internet auction platform. 
  • Surplus Auction Management Provider – University of Virginia
  • Relocation and internet auction of all university assets
  • Western VA Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel – Bonded auction service provider
  • Member in Good Standing
  • National Auctioneers Association (NAA)
  • Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA)
  • West Virginia Auctioneers Association (WVAA)
  • Auctioneers Association of North Carolina (AANC

In his spare time you can find Mr. Hines playing golf with his favorite playing partner - his daughter. He also enjoys attending live auctions as an avid collector. Mr. Hines is also a local history enthusiast and voracious reader of local history books. He enjoys trail cycling and he is a die-hard WVU Mountaineer fan.  

Bob Miller

Mr. Miller's areas of expertise are Fine Art, Silver, and Furniture. Bob has served the Farmer Company admirably for 17 years. He is a lifelong collector and art aficiando.  His is also a locally respected personal property appraiser. 

Joe Kirby

  • Appraiser

Mr. Kirby specializes in Collectibles, Jewelry, Paper Ephemera, Post Cards and Books. He has 35 years plus experience in the antiques market. Joe has been a member of the Farmer staff for seven years.  

Araby Nicholson

Ms. Nicholson specializes in vintage clothing, jewerly, books, and retro-items. She has been an intergral part of our team for seven years. She is the lead cataloging and sorting specialist for the firm and also handles a portion of the scheduling and coordinating of the Farmer staff. She is an avid collector and voracious researcher of items of interest.  

Robert Wall

  • Appraiser

Mr. Wall has been grading coins for over 35 years. He serves as our lead coin and currency appraiser. He is a long-standing member of the American Numismatic Association.  He is the region's foremost coin expert and has added value to hundreds of coin collections that we have been entrusted to sell, by using his experience and extensive knowledge of the history of coins to discover and highlight rare and unusual coins.  He ensures that our clients' collections are handled with the utmost care in an attempt to receive the highest return possible. He meets with clients in our gallery on Mondays and Thursdays and enjoys working with and teaching them more about their collections. 

John Irvin

  • Cataloging/Sorting Specialist

Mr. Irvin is one of our lead cataloging and sorting specialists. He has been with our firm for seven years. He is a collector of antiques and other vintage items. 

Larry Clevinger

  • Appraiser

Mr. Clevinger has served as an appraiser for over 20 years. He assists our firm with his specializations in militaria items, firearms, primitives, stoneware, knives and historical documents. He has been an avid collector of antiques his entire life.

Rainelle Bennett

  • Lead Cataloging Specialist-West Virginia Division

Ms. Bennett is the lead cataloging specialist for our West Virginia brand, Entrusted Auctions.Throughout her 30 year career, she has worked for three generations of Hines family auctioneers, and over 20 different professional auctioneers in total. Rainelle services the many auctions we conduct in the southern West Virginia market, through our Entrusted Auctions brand.  Coupled with her masterful presentation skills, she possesses a wealth of knowledge of many different asset classes. When called upon, she also works in the Roanoke Valley for clients through the Farmer Auctions brand. Ms. Bennett enjoys camping and fishing and is an avid antique collector, with a special love of coins and currency. 

Bill Neuhoff

  • Associate Auctioneer/Broker

Mr. Neuhoff possesses 40 years of real estate sales experience, both through the auction method and traditional brokerage listings. As a professional auctioneer, he has 32 years experience. He has an extensive background in rural property sales – farm, recreation, timber. Bill has sold hundreds of thousands of acres of land through both private treaty and the auction method. He is experienced in the sale of commercial, industrial, residential and condominium real estate sales as well as personal and business assets including equipment, machinery, building supplies, and more. Bill makes his home in beautiful Bent Mountain, Virginia. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time at his vacation home on the New River. 

Martha Hilton

  • Associate Auctioneer/Broker-West Virginia Division
  • 304-667-7060

Mrs. Hilton boasts 18 years auction experience. She has also been a licensed realtor® for over 30 years and holds several prestigious designations including ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR. She has been a Broker/Owner since 1997 of Vision Quest Realty in Lewisburg, WV. She was the WV Association of Realtors President in 2003 and is a WV Dept. of Agriculture Auctioneer Verbal Testing Member since 2003. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Patsieann Misiti

  • Regional Service Representative-Greater Beckley, WV Area

Mrs. Misiti solicits auction opportunities for our Entrusted Auctions brand in the greater Beckley area. She is self-employed as a Senior Transition Specialist and Downsizing Consultant. Through these endeavors, she regularly encounters members of the local community in need of auction services. During the auction process, she provides guidance and logistical assistance to our clients in the greater Beckley area. Patsieann has the heart of a servant and sincerely enjoys guiding her clients through life transitions. She enjoys antiques and collectibles, specifically vintage fashion and accessories. 

William “Chip” Lamb

  • Automobile Appraiser-Collector and Late Model

Mr. Lamb has been active in the fields of antiques and collectibles with a particular emphasis on collector automobiles for many years as parts vendor, broker, dealer, auctioneer, journalist and restorer. While there is no one professional certifying body for special interest automobiles, Chip is a licensed professional auctioneer as well as a licensed motor vehicle dealer, handling classic and special interest automobiles as well as related collectibles on a daily basis out of client stables as well as his own inventory. His valuations are sought not only by owners of special cars but also by insurance companies, financial institutions and his own colleagues to not only protect the interests of those in the business but also to provide guidance and clarity to sellers who are considering an auction to liquidate their collection. Chip also engages in live bid calling many times each year at charity and benefit gala events with which he assists the coordinators before and during the live auction portion!

Ralph Stewart

  • On Site Team Member

Mr. Stewart typically assists with our previews and onsite removals, as well as sorting and examining items. Ralph is a collector himself, with his speciality being antique toys. 

Sandi Merrix

  • Executive Assitant

Ms. Merrix is typically the first friendly encounter our clients and customes have with our company.  She is a vital part of the organization and efficiency of our business. She has been a member or our team for seven years. 

Scott Sadler

  • On Site Team Member/Regional Service Representative

Mr. Sadler assists with a variety of tasks including previews, removals and sorting. He enjoys working with antiques and vintage items. He also serves our firm as a Regional Service Representative for Radford and the New River Valley. In this capacity, he seeks out and counsels prospective clients in need of professional auction services and refers our services to those clients. 

Mary Johnson

  • Office Specialist

Mrs. Johnson is another of our important office specialists. In her part-time role, she is always willing to lend a hand to field auction inquiries, organize documents, serve as a cashier, and provide assistance with removals. She has been a beloved member of the Farmer team for over a decade. 

Callie Nicholson

  • Lead Cataloger

Callie is one of our most experienced members of our cataloging staff. She has a keen eye for unique items and her presentation skills are second to none. She has been a member of our staff for five years.