Emily Kroul (Wears) - is a second-generation auctioneer, daughter of owner Brent Wears. She began her career as a child working as a clerk, cashier, and bid assistant at Wears Auctioneering. In 2007, at the age of 17, Emily followed in the footsteps of her father by attending the World Wide College of Auctioneering to learn the bid call. She continued working regularly for Wears Auctioneering as an auctioneer and joined the Iowa and National Auctioneers Associations.
In 2008, she was named first runner up in the International Junior Auctioneer’s Contest in Nashville, Tennessee. In August 2009 Emily became the youngest person, and only the second woman ever, to win the Iowa Auctioneers Contest. In 2009 Emily moved to Wyoming to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming and earned her bachelors in Business Management in 2013. She joined the Wyoming and Colorado Auctioneers Associations and was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2010 Wyoming Auctioneers Association annual convention. In January 2012, Emily was honored to be the first woman and first out-of-state member to win the Colorado Auctioneers Contest. In 2014 Emily was named the Wyoming State Champion Auctioneer. The most prestigious of all, in 2018, Emily became the International Auctioneer Champion.
Emily has earned the designation “BAS” (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist) from the National Auctioneers Association as well as “ATS” (Auction Technology Specialist) and “CAI” (Certified Auctioneers Institute). Emily provides valuable services to Wears Auctioneering as a western states representative as she continues to ply her trade at benefit and general auctions in Colorado and Wyoming.
In 2012 Emily was featured on a new reality show Money Barn which aired on Animal Planet later that year. In 2016, she was recruited to appear on American Idol and was featured on an early episode where her auction skills were highlighted. Then again, she was approached by A&E to appear as an auctioneer on the hit reality show Storage Wars. She has since been a primary auctioneer on the show for 4 seasons.
Now residing in Idaho, Emily continues to work closely with the family business, helping to run online auctions and participate in large events. She travels the country helping with fundraising events and acting as a contract auctioneer.