Our Team


Dan Newman

Dan Newman is a professionally certified auctioneer and founder of Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals LLC, having graduated from the Missouri Auction School, the “Harvard” of auction schools. Dan is also a certified personal property appraiser and member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America. He has over 12 years of broadcast TV and digital media marketing expertise that he uses to help market his auctions.

Dan is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and has gone above and beyond in his training and continuing education in the auction industry to earn his Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation. Having a BAS designation means he is well trained in working with non-profit and school organizations in the most effective methods of charity benefit auction fundraising events. He is one of only less than 1% of minority Auctioneers in the world that are Benefit Auctioneer Specialists. 
 
He is a well-connected, successful sales professional, networker and consummate community volunteer.  He has received an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Goldpan Award for his volunteer work and was recognized as an Alaskan “Top 40 Under 40” honoree in 2017 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.  He is also a member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors group, and is involved as a board member of the American Red Cross of Alaska, and the BNI Alaska Business Pipeline Chapter, a business referral networking group. Dan is also involved with the Anchorage Chamber’s Young Professionals Group as the events coordinator chair. 
 
Dan volunteers his time with the Anchorage Mayor’s Charity Ball and is a Rotarian with the Anchorage South Rotary club as well.  Dan is Bilingual in English and Spanish. He is also the very proud father of two amazing boys and the very lucky husband to his fantastic wife.

Alaska's Top 40 Under 40 Award for Dan Newman

Alaska's Top 40 Under 40 Award for Dan Newman

 

Alaska's Top 40 Under 40


Allison Curbow

Allison Curbow is our auction coordinator at Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals.  She has been in the auction industry for 5 years and brings her expertise of client consulting, auction creation, targeted marketing and positive customer experience.

Allison comes from a background of lean six sigma certification and focuses on finding the simplest and most effective way to get the best results.  She has proven to uphold client and customer satisfaction and is driven to make each process better.  She believes in building profitable business relationships based on trust and collaboration.


Nick Cline

Nick Cline is an Auction Coordinator at Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals. He has been involved in the collectibles, fine antiques, and auction trade for 7 years and brings with him his expertise of appraisals, auction creation, marketing, client consulting, targeted marketing, and positive customer service.

Nick was born and raised here in Anchorage, Alaska, graduating from Robert Service High School in 2011. He has had a lifelong interest in antiques and collectibles, and has worked with several of the top auction houses in the nation to facilitate sales. He started off collecting small coins and trinkets as a child and has evolved his interest to numerous fields, having bought and sold everything from simple decorators items to museum quality antiques and fine art. His values center around honesty and customer service, striving to ensure every customer is treated with the upmost respect to establish profitable long lasting business relationships.

When he isn’t out searching for treasures he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter, or casting a line in search of the next big fishing catch.


Gemel Sipin


Gemel is our Auction Operations Manager at Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals. He has been built up over 10 years of experience in the procuring and selling of fine collectibles such as artwork, U.S. currency, sports memorabilia and much more. His focus is on company operations along with building key relationships with our clients and customers.


Gemel was born in Anchorage and lived most of his life in Alaska with the exception of a brief stay in the Philippines. Having lived in and out of the U.S. he has appreciated that each and every item tells a unique story about the owner and there's something absolutely special in helping our clients pass on their items to a new family. He understands the level of care and respect that's needed in handling our clients items and creating a seamless experience for our customers. 
 

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

 

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