MEET THE TEAM
Damon founded CBA in 1993 and remains a huge part of CBA’s success. While Damon gets a lot of attention for his night of auction performances, it is his time spent with his clients that he credits most for his success. It is Damon’s belief that, “if you don’t know who you are raising the money for and how it will be spent, then you aren’t going to be very compelling.” Each meeting thousands of dollars are created by working with staff and volunteers on building an environment dedicated to fundraising.
David has been with CBA since day one and is personally responsible for the fasting growing auction component in the company. Dave’s magnetic personality and love for people shines during the cocktail auctions at CBA events. Dave’s charisma is infectious and his interaction with guests is one of our secret ingredients for a successful auction. When David is not raising money as an Auctioneer or watching his children’s soccer matches he enjoys car collecting and wake boarding.
Sean’s experience and passion for fundraising is unparalleled and his commitment to his client’s success is evident in over 150 successful auctions last year. Sean lives in Newbury Park, California with his wife and three beautiful kids. Sean enjoys what little free time he has, traveling and camping with his family. He also loves to watch his daughter ride horses and watch his son race motocross.
Todd has been auctioneering since 1995. He learned early on in his career, that being a successful auctioneer requires more than just “talking fast”. Todd always takes the time to get to know his clients and their specific challenges. Todd enjoys his travels but relishes his time in Newport Beach with his wife and two young children. When he is not taking his kids to tee-ball, birthday parties or gymnastics, he enjoys playing golf and basketball.
Ken has become CBA’s greatest asset. Ken’s charm, personality, and love for fundraising really shines through at every event. He is quickly emerging as one of California’s best fundraising auctioneers. Ken lives in San Clemente with his wife and two kids. Ken is also a former professional surfer and when he is not conducting record breaking auctions, you can find him traveling the world in search of great surf.
Chris is CBA’s youngest Auctioneer but don’t let his youthful appearance fool you. Chris has already racked up a significant share of CBA’s successful auctions. With eight years auction experience under his belt Chris is a confident addition to the A Team at CBA. Chris is an automobile enthusiast and spends his time away from CBA pursuing his passion; collecting and reconditioning all kinds of specialty autos.
Sean has been working with CBA for several years. He is incredibly talented and the guests just love him. When he is not working events he is surfing or spending time with his daughter.
George is known as the consummate professional, showing up early and leaving late. He continually goes above and beyond clients’ expectations. George commutes from Elk Grove, California. George and his wife Kris stay busy raising their three young children. George is an avid reader and enjoys two to three books a week while managing to squeeze in a few games of pool.
Robbie has been with CBA since 2011. His charismatic personality makes him very popular with guests. Robbie enjoys bringing up the energy level at auctions and engaging the audience. When Robbie is not working an auction he is playing baseball or spending time with his chocolate lab Ace.
Cris has been with CBA for several years. Cris is one of the youngest members of our team but with that he brings a great energy. He is a great asset to the company and enjoys connecting with the audience during the auction. Cris is talented at creating an excitement when everyone is bidding. When Cris is not working with CBA you can find him on the basketball court and coaching.
Mike has been in the auto auction industry for over 10 years. Currently, he is the General Sales Manger at the auto auction he works at. Mike has been doing charity benefit fundraisers now for 7 years and he loves watching the money go to a great cause. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his 6-year-old daughter and spending time on the golf course.
Bree joined CBA in 2013. Bree studies Marketing at Concordia University in Irvine. Bree loves to travel and enjoys spending time at the beach. She loves meeting new people and experiencing new places.
Angelic is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Advertising. With a background in fashion, she is detail-oriented and no stranger to working large events from fashion shows to charity fundraisers. In her free time, Angelic loves visiting museums and historical landmarks.
Tara’s chameleon-like personality compliments any auction atmosphere. Her background in marketing and advertising brings a unique eye to our team. You can count on her for out-of-the-box thinking, but she is always very conscience of your brand as well. Her attention to detail, as well as an extensive background in client management, makes her easy to work with. She always focuses on CBA’s most important and #1 goal – making our clients happy. Tara loves the outdoors and in her free time you are sure to find her hanging out with her german shorthaired pointer, Mosely.
Sarah is an absolute treasure to CBA. With her she brings a glowing personality and a positive attitude. There are no obstacles that Sarah cannot overcome. When not working with CBA she enjoys spending time with her young daughter and son. She also loves giving back to the community, with her involvement in the Vaca Valley 20-30 Club
Laura has appeared at auctions as a young Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s all the way to a Lion Tamer! Laura will help bring your theme to life. Laura is a confident and competent Auction Coordinator and has come up with some of the newest and most creative ways to sell raffle opportunities. Laura owns the highest raffle sales percentage at CBA! She is the ultimate people person and has an infectious laugh!
Corrinn has been with CBA since 2005. Corinn’s charming personality makes a great addition to every auction. She is great at interacting with the crowd and making sure your event runs smoothly. Corrinn lives in San Clemente with her husband. In her free time Corinn loves working out and instructs pilates.
Danielle is a salesperson by trade and by passion. When she isn’t selling cyber security software, she’s planning her next exotic vacation. She loves to strike up a conversation and always sells out when running raffles at our auctions.