February 15, 2024
Mina (Aminah) has been part of the Schur Success Team for over 3 years and serves as our consignment and drop-off team lead. She is based in our Monument office and takes charge of all of the items dropped off that we sell.
Mina is one of the friendly faces you’ll see when you stop in to pick up your winnings or drop off the items you’re consigning to our auctions. She is our first set of eyes on everything we post to our auction websites.
She is part of the team that trains our new members and ensures control over all the items in our catalogs. At Schur Success, we pride ourselves on accuracy and quality, and Mina takes great pride in our finished product.
Our team processed over 250,000 photographs last year, and Mina, at some point, saw them all.
When she’s not taking care of business here (with a smile I might add), she’s committed to her family and friends.
Make it a point to say hello the next time you stop by!
February 02, 2024
Meet Shannon Schur!
As part of our 40th Anniversary celebration, we’re sharing stories about our company and our team. Just as we wouldn’t have a company without Ray Fenter, our founder whom we featured in the last article, we wouldn’t be where we are today without our current leader, Shannon Schur, CAI, BAS, CES, GPPA.
Shannon is not only our CEO, she’s Ray’s daughter and a second-generation auctioneer. Shannon joined Ray in the company in the fall of ’95 and worked with both Ray and her mom, Kelly, in the office and helping out at auctions.
At Ray’s urging, in June of 1996, Shannon attended Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, MT, and was the only woman in the class. She says she learned a lot about auctions, cowboys, and cattle in that time. After returning from school, she took on more and more responsibilities within the company.
After Ray and Kelly retired, Shannon took over the company and was later joined by her husband Rich (more on him later).
Shannon also became involved with the Colorado Auctioneers Association as a Director, and eventually became President and Chair of the Board. After leaving the board for a few years she later returned as Treasurer, has served as an instructor for the association, as well as volunteered for many committees, projects, and events over the years.
In 2012, Shannon was recognized by her peers in the Association with an honor only bestowed upon one other woman in the Association’s history and was inducted into the Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame.
As a Master Auctioneer, Shannon is known throughout the industry as a leader and an advocate for female auctioneers, which though improving, is still predominantly a male occupation. For years, she has served as a coach, mentor, and instructor to auctioneers across the country.
Shannon has earned several designations from the auction industry including Certified Estate Specialist (CES), Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS), Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA), and one of the most prestigious designations as a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI).
For Shannon, it is not all about the work, though she still loves it after all these years. She is a Charter Member of the Tri-Lakes Dynamic Rotary Club, where she serves as the Chair of the Fundraising Committee. She loves supporting local organizations and volunteers at Tri-Lakes Cares. She has served as Director and an advisory board member for the Youth Transformation Center for well over a decade.
When she’s not working or volunteering, she loves to paint, and enjoys spending time with her dog Kota Bacon, hiking, and traveling to new destinations.
For more information:
Colorado Auctioneer’s Association www.coauctioneers.com
National Auction Association www.auctioneers.org