Liz Hunt grew up in the town of Maryville, Mo, where she has worked alongside her family of auctioneers since the age of six when she sold her first item. She completed her high school education at Maryville High School in 2011.
Soon after receiving her diploma, she started attending Northwest Missouri State University, where she worked toward her B.S. Degree in Agricultural Science with a minor in Biochemistry. All while taking her Missouri Real Estate License Courses in St. Joseph, Missouri.
World Wide College of Auctioneering
Guinness World Record Auction
In November 2015, she attended the World Wide College of Auctioneering (WWCA) in Mason City, IA, where she graduated. With the knowledge that she has gained and the guidance from her family, she is now a 5th generation auctioneer. Liz received two Degrees in Auctioneering and one in Bilingual Auctioneering in Spanish, being among the first women to achieve the degree. During her time there, she trained with the champions! She increased her knowledge in an abundance of fields, such as auction law, appraisals, auction marketing, real estate, and market patterns. Liz has performed every task there is in the auction industry, from clerking, ring man, auctioneer, set up, marketing merchandise, and internet cataloging of items, all while working with the buyers and sellers. That’s to name a few!
After graduation from WWCA, she has worked with her father, Steve Espey, and has branched out to create a name for herself with her own company, Hunt Auctions & Land.
On December 8, 2016, Liz had the privilege of selling for the Guinness World Record Auction, “Most Nationalities in an Auction Team at an Auction (Single Venue).” She represented the Cherokee Indian Nation during this event! Along with one for “Most Female Auctioneers in a Single Auction Team.” On top of being a part of a Guinness World Record Auction, she also competed as a contestant on the CBS daytime Reality TV show, The Amazing Race, on Season 29! Where she had the opportunity to participate in another Guinness World Record in Alesund, Norway, for the “World’s Largest Bonfire for 2016”. Liz used her skills as an Auctioneer to help her in the race! All while selling in 12 countries around the world during the show.
“I traveled all over the world and I got to do some pretty amazing and unforgettable challenges on the show! It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!”
When she is not calling an auction, she has a rewarding career in the aerodynamics and aerospace industry, where she uses her background of 15 years in mechanical engineering for EkoStinger and manages 14 states in the Midwest territory of the United States, based out of Ithaca, New York.
As of January 2024, she was inducted into the Marque Who's Who Biographical Listee of 2024-2025. This is an elite list of the top three percent of the professionals in the world who have excelled in their fields. Individuals who have demonstrated longevity, leadership, and prominence in their fields are eligible for this honor.
Liz is also a proud member of the IAA (Iowa Auctioneers Association) and the MPAA (Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association). She competed in the 2021 Iowa Auctioneers Contest at the Iowa State Fair and placed in the top 5 as the only female who competed out of an all-men competition!
With 25+ years of experience under her belt combined with her father’s 45+ years of experience specializing in real estate, farm machinery, antiques, benefits, construction equipment, personal property, and much more! There is nothing she can’t handle with a combined amount of 70+ years of experience!
After all she is…