Associates

Read about any of our associates by clicking on their name.

Heather Cline

Joshua Earl

Ellen Fields

Debra Fuhrberg

Janice Hannah

William F. Kimbrough

Benny Kreiner

Chase Lanford

Adrian Lindamood

William H. McGuffin

Barbara Morris

Hannah Paulk

Ashley Tolbert

The Packing Crew

Karen Reed (Retired)

Our Pets
 

Heather Cline

Ceramics Department Head, Director of Museum Services
(2018 to present)
 
Born and raised just over the hill from JSE&A, Heather’s family roots in Rockingham County run deep, dating all the way back to the mid-18th century. She graduated from Turner Ashby High School in 1996, the College of William and Mary in 2000 with a degree in Anthropology/History, and obtained her master's in Public History in 2009 from Armstrong Atlantic State University (Savannah, GA).

Unlike many of her ancestors who never left the Shenandoah Valley, Heather ventured first to Bluffton, South Carolina and then to Wheeling, West Virginia, following her profession as an archaeologist. In South Carolina, she served as the Archaeological Laboratory Director for Integrated Archaeological Associates at Palmetto Bluff for five years, working on several artifact collections including those excavated from 18th and 19th century plantations. In 2011, Heather moved to Wheeling, West Virginia, where she served for seven years as the Lead Curator of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, home to the state of West Virginia’s archaeological artifact collections. 

It was during her 18-year career in the field of archaeology that Heather acquired a strong interest in historic period ceramics, especially those from the colonial era. After years of cataloging only fragments of these beautiful pieces, she has finally moved on to studying the complete piece. She is excited to continue adding to her knowledge about ceramics and other historic treasures here at JSE&A.    

When she isn’t cataloging the interesting and varied ceramic pieces that come through the doors of the auction house, Heather enjoys a variety of activities including: exploring local historic cemeteries, seeing live music (especially bluegrass), driving her 1957 Nash Metropolitan convertible with her Dad, volunteering with Relay for Life, and spending time with her friends and family. Heather shares her cute home in Port Republic with her two cats, Beaufort and Munro, and her corn snake, Ellenton.  

My favorite piece June 18, 2016:        Lot 824

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Joshusa D. Earl
Inventory Manager
(2018 to present)
 
Growing up out west Josh lived in Utah, Colorado, & Washington state before calling Virginia home. Brought up in a house full of antiques, Josh has always appreciated 19th century handmade Americana. Prior to moving to Virginia Josh enjoyed making annual trips to the east coast, attending auctions and estate sales, acquiring items less common out west. After finding his new home located on a civil war battlefield his first choice was to start a new career working for Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. 

Josh previously worked as the lead broker for a major Mint specializing in all forms of precious metals including: Bullion, Numismatic Coins, Jewelry, & Flatware. Facilitating millions of dollars in yearly transactions have given him a unique perspective working with valuable materials as well as all different type of investors and businesses. Prior to working as a metals broker Josh worked as a massage therapist for a Spa/Yoga studio. Josh has been a dedicated student of yoga for over 10 years and is still passionate about practicing daily.

Working in an industry he is exceedingly passionate about has made Josh a perfect fit working as part of the JSE&A team.

My favorite piece
February 16, 2018: Lot 381

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ellen Fields

Shipping Coordinator

(2017 to present)

 

Ellen Fields comes to us from Luray, VA. She graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College in 1982, with an Associate in Applied Science - Administrative Assistant. Following graduation, she was employed in both the private and public school sectors as an administrative assistant. Ellen and her husband, Randy have been married for 33 years and they enjoy going to auctions and antique shops in their free time. They also enjoy life with their menagerie of cats and dogs.

 

My favorite piece
May 20, 2017:       Lot 109

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Debra Fuhrberg

Internet Auction Administrator and Webmaster

(2015 to present)
 
Debra was born and raised in New York. She spent most, if not all of her working hours at a music store selling everything from guitar picks to grand pianos, renting musical instruments to the school children and assisting in the growth of their musical education program. After marrying her current husband, Steve, who is artist/owner of The Wood Art Studio, they decided to escape to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 2010. While searching for a home in the valley they had two requirements, an outside studio for Steve’s turning and carving and an inside office for Debra to do genealogy. Both needs were met and they also were blessed with a bedroom, kitchen and living room. 
 
Debra’s love of genealogy, which started as a hobby over twenty years ago, has grown into a part-time teaching career, and she is often involved in genealogical research when not vending her husband’s fine WoodArt pieces at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market. Debra is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, German Genealogy Group, The Diggers, and the Patchogue-Medford Library Group. In December 2014 she received her certificate of certification from the nationwide Pro Gen Study group.
 
As the Internet Auction Administator and Webmaster for Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Debra is responsible for maintaining and updating the website, and assisting in a variety of office matters. While in between working for Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, The WoodArt Studio and Genealogical Appointments, she eats and sleeps.
 
My favorite piece
April 13, 2013:     Lot 127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Janice Hannah
Vice President-Director of Consignments and Operations
(2017 to present)
 

Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Janice’s family relocated to the Shenandoah Valley in 1970 where she has since resided.

Before coming to Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Janice was employed by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation for over five years as their Chief Officer of Major Gifts and Director of Development. Her primary responsibilities included fundraising and overall development of the foundation. Prior to that, Janice worked in the real estate field in Virginia and West Virginia for over 10 years, specializing in the sale and revitalization of historic homes.

Janice and her husband Fred live in historic New Market where, when Fred is golfing, Janice’s usual order of the day is gardening, reading, thrifting, exercising, pursuing thrift shops, and attending auctions.

For the past 5 years, Janice has served as an instructor for the Full Circle Program– a character building program for young teens. In keeping, she has recently traveled to Kenya, Africa as well as the Dominican Republic to assist with missions work at various girls’ schools.

With a loyalty to community wellness and the preservation of the Valley’s historic legacy, Janice serves on the New Market Historic District Overlay Review Board, the New Market Our Town Development Committee, and is member of the New Market Women’s Memorial Society.

Janice has turned a lifelong passion for “all things old” into a profession by joining the Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates team as the Consignment Manager.

Janice may be contacted by telephone, call our gallery at 540.434.3939, ext. 102 or email Consign@jeffreysevans.com.

Director of Consignments & Operations My favorite piece
April 5, 2014:       Lot 293

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

William F. Kimbrough

Vice President-Department Head, Americana, Fine Art, and Research Specialist

(2013 to present)

 
Will grew up in Davidson, North Carolina and after graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 1997 he embarked on what would become a sixteen-year career in secondary education as a teacher, coach, coordinator, and department chairperson. While pursuing his career in education, Will continued to cultivate his passion and his knowledge of various types of antiques and art by constantly researching, pursuing, and collecting early objects. Experienced with all types of early American material, Will's special focus involves Southern objects, folk art, and furniture.



No stranger to JSE & Associates, Will has already worked with Jeff in many capacities over the years, and this previous experience has helped to make his transition from the classroom to the auction house a smooth one. Will joined the JSE team officially in the summer of 2013 and functions as a researcher, cataloguer, appraiser, and Americana specialist. He is currently expanding his knowledge base to include early glass, cast iron banks and toys, and ceramics. He looks forward to continued learning and experience in multiple fields and is excited about the opportunity to join the JSE team.



Currently commuting from the greater Richmond area where he lives with his wife and three young children, Will leads a busy life both at work and at home. The family is contemplating a permanent move to the Valley soon. As you can see from the above photo, Will has spent a great deal of time behind the wheel, and, happily, he can now reach the pedals!

 

Folk Art portrait by John James Trumbull
My favorite piece               
June 20, 2015:            Lot 492

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Benny Kreiner
General Antiques Specialist, Transportation
(2017 to present)

From the Queen City of Cincinnati to the Queen City of the Shenandoah Valley, Benny Kreiner and his wife Emily uprooted and moved to Staunton, Va.

Like the many winding roads through the Blue Ridge Parkway, Benny has had many career paths with a B.S. in Sports Medicine at Wilmington College, OH, working with the Anthony Munoz Foundation, and working in the sporting goods industry for over fifteen years. His passion for history and antiques has finally guided him to Jeffery S. Evans & Associates.

Benny and Emily also have two dogs Red and Prancer. They have also set up at various antique shows in the Midwest. In his spare time Benny loves attending local farm auctions, and traveling with Emily. Benny has also been featured in the New England Antiques Journal.

My favorite piece 
November 14, 2015: Lot 273

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Chase Lanford

Department Head, American and European Glass

(2014 to present)

 
Chase grew up in upstate South Carolina, where he attended Clemson University, following in the footsteps of his mother and grandfather before her. While pursuing his Bachelor’s in English, he began to regularly attend flea markets and antique stores across the upstate, especially Pickens County, and developed his passion for antique lighting.
 
Quickly this hobby became a profession as Chase began dealing in antique lighting and American Nouveau art glass in 2008. Being interested in these matters, it was only a matter of time until he discovered JSE & Associates and became a regular bidder on auction days.
 
Chase joined JSE & Associates in September of 2014, where he was appointed as a glass and lighting specialist. Chase was promoted to Department Head in March of 2018 and will be responsible for all the firm's 18th to 20th century glass.
 
On January 30, 2015, Chase and his wife Bonny welcomed their first child, “Malcolm Aiden Lanford.” He hopes to one day be able to show his son the amazing things he gets to see every day.
 
My favorite piece 
April 30, 2016:   Lot 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Adrian Lindamood
Transportation and Photography Assistant

(2013 to present)

 
Adrian joined the JSE & Associates team in April 2013 and works in support of the catalogue department.
 
His primary responsibilities involve packing, and transporting much of the vast and varied inventory of consigned antiques and collectibles and providing much-needed assistance to photographer Will McGuffin. He also provides customer service during preview and auction days.
 
Though he occasionally has that same confused look on his face, it does occur less frequently now.   
 
 
My favorite piece 
August 24, 2013:     
Lot 430 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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William H. McGuffin

Head of Photography, Research Specialist

(1995 to present)

 
Will graduated in 1993 with a B.A. in Historic Preservation. In 1994 after working for an antique restoration company in Rhode Island, Will moved back to the Valley and began working for Green Valley Auctions as an auction coordinator. While in this position, his duties included assessing antiques with an emphasis on furniture, and preparing the auction gallery for sale day by identifying and categorizing the merchandise.
 
Jeff Evans' auction catalogues are acclaimed not only for the detailed item descriptions, but also for the outstanding photographs of the auction lots. The well-deserved praise goes to Will McGuffin, who as photographer and photo editor, is responsible for all photography services including auction catalogues, website, and any other special projects. For Jeff's 2009 MESDA lecture on 18th-20th century Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Seating Forms, Will photographed all of the chairs and produced an impressive full-color visual aid to complement the presentation, and he was also the photographer for the exceptional 2004 Evans/Suter Shenandoah Valley pottery exhibit catalogue, “A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware.”
 
Will also handles and examines a wide variety of fine antiques while working closely with Jeff Evans. In 2004, during a routine appraisal of the Modisett estate of Page County, VA, Will immediately recognized the historic and artistic significance of a hanging “medicine cabinet.” The Johannes Spitler decorated Shenandoah Valley of Virginia wall cupboard descended directly from fraktur artist Jacob Strickler, and is considered to be one of the most important American Folk Art discoveries in the last 30 years.

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Barbara Morris

Head of Shipping, Lighting and Sewing Specialist

(2004 to present)

 
Barbara was the gift shop manager for Bedrooms of America Museum in Historic New Market, Virginia from 1988 until it closed in 2004 following the passing of owner Benny Long. The museum was located in an early 1800s building that later served as the Lee-Jackson Hotel; in 1864 the building was used as Confederate General Jubal Early's headquarters. Barbara gained considerable knowledge of antiques while working at the museum, which displayed antique furniture dating from 1650 to 1930 within eleven bedrooms, as well as collections of baskets, pottery and other antiques, including an impressive doll collection. After the museum closed in 2004, Barbara came to work for Jeff & Beverley Evans as a cataloguer for their specialty antiques auctions, and she also provides assistance to photographer Will McGuffin as needed. In 2008, she took on the additional responsibility of Shipping Manager.
 
As Shipping Manager, Barbara personally coordinates and supervises all post-auction packing and shipment of antiques for delivery to successful bidders; always striving to provide the safest and most economical method of delivery. Since September 2007, Jeff Evans' auctions have been offered not only to local, absentee and telephone bidders, but also to Internet buyers who bid remotely from their own computers. Because of the increased exposure from the Internet, Barbara has coordinated shipments to buyers all across the world.

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Hannah Paulk

General Antiques Specialist
(2018 to present)

Hannah grew up in Lexington, VA after her family moved from the Houston, TX area. She attended Washington and Lee University as a studio art major with a concentration in photography and a museum studies minor. Her interests in historical and cultural materials grew when she and her best friend frequently explored the two local antique malls during the summer months.

Upon graduating in 2015, Hannah and her babies, Cappie and Bean, relocated to Lexington, KY to work as an estate service specialist and cataloger for an online estate sale company. Here, she expanded her knowledge of antiques, collectibles, and everything else in between.

After two years, Hannah decided to return to the Shenandoah Valley and was promoted to a remote cataloger for the silver department. In addition, she worked part-time as a greeter and shop guide for the museums on W&L’s campus. She joined the JSE&A team in June 2018 and looks forward to learning even more. 

My favorite piece 
June 23, 2018:            Lot 1667 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Ashley L. Tolbert

Administrative Specialist
(2018 to present)

Ashley Tolbert was born in Richmond, VA and grew up in Augusta County. She attended Blue Ridge Community College for 2 years and is currently pursuing a 4 year degree through Liberty University. Ashley enjoys all things outdoors including a passion for both hiking and kayaking. Her daughter Avery will turn five in February.

 

 

 

 

My favorite piece November 14, 2015: Lot 569

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Karen Reed (Retired)

Former Glass Specialist

(1995 to 2012)

 
Karen has been involved with antiques since 1982 when she began working for “Mac” and Dolly McKenney at their high-end antiques shop in Augusta County, just south of Staunton, VA. Mac and Dolly were well known for the quality antiques they offered, and their Mint Springs Antiques shop was open for more than 50 years.
 
Karen opened her own shop in 1989, operating out of her circa 1804 log house as This Old House Antiques. In the summer of 1995 she began working for Jeff and Beverley Evans at Green Valley Auctions and in September of that year, when GVA held its first catalogued glass auction, Karen was already an integral part of the team. 
 
From 1995 until Mint Springs Antiques closed in 2004 following Mac's passing, Karen continued to assist the McKenneys part-time, while still operating her own shop and working as Jeff Evans' assistant and head of the catalogued auction department at Green Valley.
 
In 2008, after nearly 20 years in operation, Karen closed her antiques shop. The following year when the catalogued auction department was withdrawn from GVA and reestablished as Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Karen was part of a select group of employees who were retained for the new company.
 
Karen retired after our September 29, 2012 glass auction and the following month she and her husband “Short” relocated to South Carolina where their new home is just minutes away from their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. After closing her antiques shop in 2008 Karen still maintained a booth in a local antiques mall through 2012. 
 
For 17 years Karen's expertise in Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) was a tremendous asset to our firm, which made her last sale, our 18th annual fall glass auction of primarily EAPG, a fitting swan song.   

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The Packing Crew is headed by Barbara Morris and includes Frances Bailey, Norma CampbellJohnna Chandler, Vonda Driver, Johnny May, and Andrew Snell.
 
Our dedicated packing crew consists of part-time workers who certainly seem like full-time! It generally takes 2-3 weeks of steady work after each auction to complete the last of the 150-200 packing jobs we receive. This hardworking group carefully handles and packs lots won that are then transported by UPS (our normal carrier within the USA) and USPS (international shipments). As Shipping Manager, Barbara is often working right along side her team and personally handles some of the more complicated packing jobs.
 
All members of the team treat each piece as it if were their own and they have received praise again and again for their efforts. Some of the many kudos received over the past several years include:
 

”...Everything arrived safe and sound, as usual.  The packing was meticulous…please let your packing and shipping department know that I really appreciate their taking the time to do their job correctly.”



“Thank you for the fabulous packing job! The double boxing, etc. was amazing and of course it arrived in perfect condition.”



“I purchased many lots in the last auction and I want to thank the person who packaged & wrapped the items for shipping.  Great job!”



“I received the package yesterday and just wanted to say thanks!  The careful packing was amazing.”



“Such lovely items.  And the awesome packaging job for that low price…LOVE IT!”



“My package arrived safely in Australia.  Please pass on my thanks for the care taken with the packaging.”



“My portrait arrived safely today.  I have reminded myself not to badger you anymore re timing of shipping.  The job you do on packing is top-notch and obviously requires time.  Thanks for all the care you take, it's really appreciated.”


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Francis Bailey
Packing Crew
(2000 to present)
Johanna Chandler
Packing Crew
(2013 to present)
Vonda Driver
Packing Crew
(2016 to present)
Andrew Snell
Assistant Shipping Manager
(2014 to present)
Norma Campbell
Packing Crew
(2018 to present)
Johhny May
Packing Crew
(2018 to present)

 

Our Pets

Bob Lacey, Shadow & Sammy Sybbe Rug Rats

 

The Rascals Adam West