Liz Hunt grew up in the town of Maryville, Mo where she has worked alongside her family of auctioneers since the young age of six years old 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 towards 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 of 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 a Degree in Auctioneering as well as one in Bilingual Auctioneering in Spanish. During her time there she trained with the champions! She increased her knowledge in an abundance of fields such as the history of auctioneering, auction law, appraisals, auction marketing, and real estate. Liz has performed every task there is in the auction industry from clerking, ring man, auctioneer, set up, marketing merchandise, internet cataloging of items, all while working with the buyers and sellers. That’s just to name a few!
After graduation from WWCA, she has worked closely 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 to sell 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! 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 on the race!
“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!”
Liz started her rewarding career in the aerodynamics and aerospace industry where she exercises her 15 years of mechanical engineering skills. Today, she is the Sales Director for the Midwest United States for EkoStinger based out of Ithaca, New York.
On top of working in the auction profession and world travels, she spends lots of time at home with her husband Kyle, their son Myles, and their two dogs. Liz hopes to one day pass the reins on to her son Myles that he will continue the family tradition and become a 6th generation auctioneer!
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 10!
With the 25 years of experience under her belt combined with her father’s 40+ years of experience specializing in Real Estate, Farm Machinery, Antique, Benefits, as well as Construction Equipment, Personal Property, and much more! There is nothing she can’t handle with a combined amount of 65+ years of experience!
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