About

Jason Woody

Operating Manager & Auctioneer

&

Melinda Woody

Bookkeeper
Jason and Melinda co-own Woody Auction, LLC and serve as the Operating Manager/Auctioneer and Secretary, respectively. Jason oversees the staff, travels thousands of miles every year to pick up collections in the lower 48 states, directs the listing and photography processes, and is the auctioneer of record for every auction held. Melinda is an elementary school music teacher and junior high volleyball coach by day and handles all the accounting functions of the business by early morning/weekend. She also keeps bidders and staff fed during our auction events.
Jason and Melinda have six children, four dogs, and a love they share for music. They keep busy with the auction business, church activities, community events, and family game nights.
 
Jason's employees believe that working for Jason is like herding squirrels, but his sense of humor and love of people make it all worthwhile.

Woody Auction has been in business for over 75 years and is headquartered in Douglass, KS. The auction house has been recognized as one of the very top auction houses using LiveAuctioneers as its bidding platform. It is a family-owned auction house specializing in Victorian and pre-1920’s antiques such as American Brilliant Cut Glass (it is the world-wide leader in cut glass auctions), Art Glass, Artwork, Carnival Glass, Porcelain, Sterling Silver, and more. They provide unparalleled in-house shipping services, setting the industry standard in the care they take to carefully wrap, pack, and ship items for safe arrival all over the world.

Our Staff

Jeanine Cody

Photographer Extraordinaire

Jeanine Cody works as our photographer, photo editor, and uploader of auctions (to LiveAuctioneers and Wavebid). During auctions, she is the clerk, sitting next to Jason and keeping him on his toes. She occasionally travels to pick up collections across the USA, too. When not at work, you might find her with her husband, son, and daughter-in-law, playing with her pets (dogs and miniature horses) and grand-pets, or volunteering at the Kansas Humane Society. She makes a mean batch of brownies that are often enjoyed by the office staff, plus she has a great sense of humor!

Meagan Cox

Logistics Coordinator

Meagan oversees the packing area and coordinates the shipping functions for every invoice. She controls the inventory of shipping materials, and orders all the items we need to run the office and concession stand at auctions. She has also traveled to pick up collections in various states, and is the cashier and phone bidder during auctions. Meagan loves spending time with her husband and three kids, enjoying their sports events and family vacations. She is famous for her no-bake cookies and known for sarcasm being her love language.

Carol Fabarez

Marketing Director & Office Manager

Carol directs the advertising and social media posts, designs the flyers and catalogs, plans Jason's travel, interfaces with LiveAuctioneers and bidders, and coordinates materials for sellers, including settlement information. During auctions, she runs the online bidder console, accepting bids from LiveAuctioneers' bidders. She has traveled to pick up collections in various states, too. Carol is married to a pastor and they have three adult children and six grandchildren. When not busy with family or at church, she enjoys quilting and watching sports.

LaVeta Valentine

Listing Scribe

LaVeta unwraps antique collections in preparation for the listing/cataloging process. She is also Jason's typist during the listing procedures where Jason determines what each item is, its size, maker, artist, if there are markings/signatures, and what each item's auction value might be. She helps out in other areas, as needed, too. She has three children and eight grandchildren. LaVeta is active in her church, loves to read, and has two dogs (Daisy and Maisy) who are the Woody Auction mascots.

John Milton Woody

In Memory
1942-2020

Father. Grandfather. Auctioneer. 

John was the co-founder of Woody Auction and took over the business from his father, Milton Woody, in 1966. He was the auctioneer of record for all auctions across the United States until his son Jason took over in 2007. John was a man of his word. His handshake was more precise and valid than any pen on paper could ever be. He told great stories, some of which were true. He had a mischievous smile and was helpful to those in need. He never met a dog he would not greet or a horse or jack he would not compare to his father’s mules. He was not a loud-laughing man, but his jokes would make him shake uncontrollably. He leaves behind three children and eight grandchildren and many others who loved him.

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