Meet Our Team
Our business has grown immensely since January 2018! Starting from a kitchen table, to expanding to garages and a few storage units, next to a moderately sized warehouse, we’ve now upgraded to a 5,700 sq ft. warehouse serving 16 full-time employees.
Over time we’ve hired several specialized team members including two Auction Managers, a Production Manager, a Firearms Specialist, and a Facilities Manager, in addition to 11 Auction Inventory Coordinators who catalog inventory, handle inventory pick-ups, and provide excellent customer service.
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Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals LLC was founded on January 4th, 2018 by Dan Newman, a lifelong Alaskan with a decade of history in broadcast and digital media marketing and sales with KTUU Channel 2 in Anchorage, Alaska. He is our principal Auctioneer and less than 1% of all minority benefit auctioneers in the country.
In July 2018 Dan took on a business partner, Nick Cline, who is now our Lead Auction Manager and Lead Appraiser. Dan manages most of the outreach and sales with his outgoing personality, while Nick is our quiet and reserved in-house appraiser, item expert, and lead auction manager.
Our Auction Managers
Over time we’ve hired several specialized employees such as two additional Auction Managers, Abbey Landroche who also serves as Administrative Manager since May 2019, and Abigail McLagan who serves as Marketing Director since October 2019. We supported Abigail in her journey to become a licensed Realtor in Alaska as of March 2020 to expand our offerings into real estate sales above and beyond our personal property auction sales.
Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals LLC is proud to employ 16 full-time Alaskans.
We also work with a number of independent contractors, appraisal specialists, and local businesses!
Here is an overview of our key personnel at our warehouse facility located at:
1310 W. International Road, Anchorage, AK 99518.
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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 and sales expertise that he uses to help promote his auctions online.
Dan is a member and ambassador for the state of Alaska for the National Auctioneers Association. He 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.
Dan has helped the non-profits he works with raise over a million dollars through his emceeing, fundraising consultation services, and auctioneer services for their yearly benefit auction events. For his for-profit clients, through the various estate sales, business liquidations, and consignment auctions, Dan works to sell their inventory in the most efficient and profitable means possible.
Dan 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 & ambassador of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Board and a member and the BNI Alaska Business Pipeline Chapter, a business referral networking group.
Dan volunteers his time as a dedicated Rotarian with the Anchorage South Rotary Club. Dan is bilingual in English and Spanish. He is also the very proud father of two amazing boys, a beautiful baby girl, and a very lucky husband to his fantastic wife.
Alaska's Top 40 Under 40 Award for Dan Newman
Nick Cline is a managing Partner with Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals since June 2018, six months after the company's inception. He serves as our Lead Appraiser & Lead Auction Manager. 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.
Abigail McLagan is a lifelong entrepreneur and passionate budding investor, with a keen eye for interior design, digital & print marketing, and curb appeal. Her experience ranges from early lemonade stands, to owning a franchise in a residential house painting company, to several sole proprietorships including a brick & mortar boutique in addition to a myriad of online sales over the past decade. She is experienced in sales, working with Buyers & Sellers, and the art of negotiation. She is attentive and thorough, with a high sense of urgency and attention to detail.
Abigail has been employed as Marketing Director & Auction Manager with the Auction House since October 2019. She has learned volumes about buying & selling, resale, auctions, our localized Alaskan market, and facilitated our first-ever real estate auction with property in Anchorage! Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals is ecstatic about their venture into real estate with the addition of Abigail to their team.
As a passionate budding investor, Abigail became a REALTOR® to gain as much knowledge about the industry as possible and bridge the gap between Buyers & Sellers in transactions. Abigail loves working with Sellers to polish up their property and market it online, turning their personal and real property assets into cash. She also loves househunting with Buyers in addition to researching neighborhoods and markets. She excels at working with long-distance or out-of-state Buyers looking to purchase in Alaska, real estate auctions, improving on expired listings, and unique properties, in addition to traditional house and condominium listings.
Her zest and zeal, combined with her skills in technology, analysis, online marketing, graphic design, and attention to detail make Abigail an intelligent businesswoman, a passionate customer-oriented REALTOR ®, and an absolute asset to every one of her clients.
Abbey Landroche has over 5 years of experience in arbitrage, customer service and project management. She's often found hustling some buying & selling trades on the side. She has two beautiful daughters and has worked for Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals since May 2019. She is certified through the National Association of Retailers.
Kaylee Kline has over 5 years of industry experience with firearms, personal defense, heavy equipment, information technology, and customer service work experience. She has previously worked at Granny's Guns in Anchorage, Alaska and had over two years studying at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She can often be found outside experimenting with flow arts, she also loves taking time to visit the range or shoot in the woods!
Chris Klint is a lifelong Alaskan and journalist by trade; raised in Anchorage and Juneau. He has worked for KTUU, KTVA, and the Anchorage Daily News, bringing his passion for stories and descriptive writing to the auctioneering trade. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage. His keen eye is well suited for editing our online catalog!
Mike Anderson is a lifelong Alaskan and our in-house handyman! His mechanic and carpentry skills, in addition to experience in garage sale-ing have been a great asset to our team! He has previous experience working for other Auction Houses.