We would like you to meet World Wide College of Auctioneering's June 2015 Graduate Vincent Snyder. If you are looking for a career change, you may relate to Vincent's story.
1. Why did you decide to attend World Wide College of Auctioneering?
A little over two years ago I was looking for ideas to be self-employed. After being in law enforcement for 18 years at that time, I had already challenged my boss, the County Sherif two times for that office in my county in 2008 and 2012. I felt there were things happening that shouldn't be and things that were not happening that needed to be, so I stood up and ran. I lost both times with a 43% backing. I may have lost the elections but didn't lose. To score that well against a "good old boy" in a good old boy rural county is amazing at the least. At any rate, I have decided to run one last time in 2016 which lead me to my decision to attend WWCA. I had made the decision to run again knowing that if I win, I only want to be in office 4-8 years at the most and retire. If I don't win, I am ready to retire from law enforcement with 21 years of service. At my age of 43, I could work another full career. I have always enjoyed going to auctions. I have some friends in the auction business and like I said, "I have always enjoyed attending auction and often thought, "I should be an auctioneer." I came up with this business idea of opening an auction house. With their support and encouragement, I made the call. (Scared to death might I add). I also wanted to do something that would give my daughters an opportunity as they grow to enter a family business if they so choose. All I can say is attending WWCA was the best thing I could have done for myself! I have started my own auction company with the confidence and knowledge gained at WWCA. I feel they provide more than an excellent knowledge base by bringing in the best of the best World Champion Auctioneers, International Champions and State Champions to teach you how to do it and be successful. I feel WWCA truly cares and wants each student to achieve success in what they do. If you are thinking about going to auction college, make the call to World Wide College of Auctioneering! I can say you will make your tuition back your first couple of auctions so don't even let the cost of the program scare you. Trust me in saying, "You will not regret going!" I sure don't regret it.
2. What one thing surprised you the most about auction school?
The thing that surprised me the most has to be the camaraderie between students and even the instructors to the students. It was a completely positive environment the entire time! I have been in law enforcement 20 years now and people are always talking about the "Thin Blue Line" referring how law enforcement officers stick together. I can say this... The auction business is one business where everyone involved wants you to thrive and succeed!
3. What state do you live in?
4. How many auction have you attended this past year?
5. Tell us about your family.
Wife: Gloria. We have three little girls, Gianna (Gia) age 5, Jocelyn (Joce) age 2.5 and Johanna (Joey) age 15 months.
6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live and why?
I love the country living, so pretty much where I am right now!
7. Tell us about one "aha" moment while attending auction school?
I can't point out one specific "aha" moment, but what I can say after going through the program, to hear each and every instructor say they have provided numerous personal contact channels and that anyone of us can call them, e-mail, etc, if questions come up at anytime and they are glad to help. The networking between auctioneers is really unbelievable to be a part of, and something you should experience!
8. Do you have a favorite quote that motivates you each day?
It was said the first day of class: "If you say I can do it, you will do it." "If you say you can't, you won't."
9. How many siblings do you have?
One younger sister.
10. Do you have a favorite auction company, if so, which one and why?
I have to say my favorite auction company is Snyder Auction Service because it is my own company I started after graduating World Wide College of Auctioneering June 2015. I am really enjoying the occupation and am very proud that I have achieved this. I also have to say Cannon Auction Company as Col. Darrel Cannon (who is a WWCA Instructor) and his son Col. Josh Cannon supported my idea to enter this line of work and convinced me to attend WWCA. They have been extremely supportive throughout this journey.