As the head of United Country Auction Services, Shawn Terrel brings a wealth of auction experience and insight to our executive management team. Shawn has more than 25 years of auction management and professional bid calling experience in the industry. He is a former Board of Director for the National Auctioneers Association and a past Chairman and President of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association. Shawn has been crowned a Champion Auctioneer in multiple states during his career, and is recognized as one of the industry’s authorities on conducting auctions which incorporate internet auction and accessibility technologies (ie. online auctions and live internet simulcasts). Over the years he has conducted thousands of auctions with highlights exceeding $72 million dollars in a single sales event.
Shawn is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University and holds the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation. He is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and the Texas Auction Academy, where he is a certified instructor. He holds a real estate brokers license and an auctioneers license in multiple states across the U.S. Shawn Terrel is also the Co-owner and Chief Operations Officer of Mineral Marketing, LLC which is a nationwide oil & gas mineral and asset marketing firm.
Rich Dalton is a new addition to the Great Plains Auction Team. He is a lifelong resident of Butler County, Kansas and has farmed and ranched in the Benton area since childhood. Rich entered the auction industry in 2015 and received his real estate license in 2016. He specializes in Agricultural Real Estate with an emphasis on feedlots and swine operations, but his knowledge of farming and ranching gives him expertise in all types of ag land. Rich exhibits great enthusiasm and passion for the real estate and auction industries and is ready to help clients with property to sell.
Ross, the newest team member of Great Plains Auction & Real Estate, has been a resident of Humboldt and Allen County, Kansas for most of the last 36 yand has been involved in agriculture and ranching for the last 20 years. He graduated from Allen County Community College in 2001 with an Associates in Applied Science for Farm and Ranch Management and proceeded on to Pittsburg State University, where he earned his BS in Electrical Technology in 2004. Ross graduated from the Western College of Auctioneering in 2009 and apprenticed as an auctioneer until branching out on his own in 2011. Ross has conducted auctions of all types including Farm, Business Liquidations, Livestock, Benefit Fundraisers, and Heavy Equipment to name a few. Ross, his wife Randi and their three daughters reside in rural Humboldt and both work and are involved in their community. In his spare time, Ross enjoys camping with his family, fishing, and traveling. Ross is a current member of the Kansas Auctioneers Association, the National Auctioneers Association and also the Kansas and National Associations of Realtors. Ross promises to be a valued team member at Great Plains Auction as he brings a tremendous passion for the auction industry, a great attitude and sense of humor and a strong reputation for honesty and integrity coupled with caring and compassionate service to his clients.
Most recently, David Dickey was Sr. Vice President Professional Services for ePartners, the Microsoft 2005 Partner of the Year specializing in delivering, integrating and customizing solutions tailored specifically for each client’s business needs. The group has a concentration in Microsoft .Net programming, Portal development services, systems integration, and a focus on ePartners’ core ERP and CRM product offerings. Prior to joining ePartners, David was Director of Worldwide Professional Services at Pervasive Software where he led the services group in both North America and Europe. The group focused on solving complex database problems and had a specific practice in replication and disaster recovery solutions. David has spent a number of years in the enterprise software space where he developed mission critical software for a wide range of businesses working with clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Office Depot and Burlington Northern. David received his B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University, continuing education from Kellogg School of Management and is a graduate of the Stagen Leadership Institute.
Lance Fullerton, an auctioneer since 1991, is the owner and broker of United Country - Great Plains Auction & Real Estate. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management in 1999 from Friends University and has been a Kansas Real Estate Agent since 1992 and a Kansas Real Estate Broker since 2003. Since graduating from Missouri Auction School and entering the auction industry in 1991, Lance has worked as a contract auctioneer for some of the largest auction firms in the Wichita area and across the state of Kansas. He has sold millions of dollars in residential, agricultural and commercial real estate at auction, as well as selling hundreds of estate, livestock, machinery and business liquidation auctions in the past 25 years. Lance is a member the National Auctioneers Association, the Kansas Auctioneers Association, and both the National and Kansas Associations of Realtors. He served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Auctioneers from 2006-2013 and was honored to serve as the Association’s President in 2012. In addition to his service to the Kansas Auctioneers Association, Lance was privileged to be crowned the 2014 Kansas State Champion Auctioneer by the Association at their annual competition at the Kansas State Fair. Lance has been married to wife Trisha for over 30 years and has three children and two grandchildren to enjoy in his spare time. To better establish and grow their auction business, Lance and Trisha partnered with United Country Real Estate in 2014 to form United Country - Great Plains Auction & Real Estate in Emporia, Kansas. Their philosophy and approach is based upon the principles of customer service, meeting people’s needs and helping to solve their problems in converting real estate and personal assets into cash during times of need. They firmly believe in serving their clients and customers and the community they live in.