Meet the Auctioneer
With over twelve years of experience and more than 400 auctions under her belt, Melissa Barcellos knows how to work a room.
After starting her career as an auctioneer’s assistant in 2007, Melissa was promoted to an art auctioneer after only six months in the business and at only 22 years of age. As a fine art auctioneer working aboard cruise ships, Melissa learned the importance of creating a fun, engaging and entertaining experience that is fast-paced, yet easy to follow for inexperienced attendees. Her unique entertainment style has proven successful for benefit auctions which are Melissa’s passion.
Melissa has conducted auctions all over the World. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Canada she does the majority of her auctions in North America.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a double major in marketing and general business and a designation in economic development. She is a skilled salesperson who takes pride in raising money for charity and strives to achieve the highest bids possible for every item that moves across her auction block.
If you want to have fun, raise money for your special cause and create lasting memories so that attendees look forward to your event year after year, then Melissa is the auctioneer for you.
Melissa was a much-needed change to our banquet. We broke from traditional auctioneers and took a chance with her style. She was open to suggestions and met with us on her own time to get a feel for our needs. She engaged the crowd, and made sure everyone had fun! We will definitely use her again in the future.
Steve Hamilton, President, Spruce City Wildlife Association
Thank you so much for Saturday. You were absolutely awesome, I got so many compliments on how wonderful you were. We raised a whopping $32,000.....thank you!
Angela McLaren, Branch Manager, BCSPCA North Cariboo Branch
Melissa Barcellos is an enthusiastic auctioneer and a pleasure to work with. She cares for the organizations with which she works and gives every event her all.
Carolyn Holmes, Managing Director, Two Rivers Gallery
I want to thank you for the amazing job you did at the Auction. You are fun and at the same time highly skilled at the Auctioning stuff!
Dale Wheeldon, President and CEO, British Columbia Economic Development Association
I'm sooooo glad you were our auctioneer, that role can not just be filled by anyone! You were amazing and we almost doubled last years' amount raised.
Birgit Zorzi, Organizer, Hurly Burly Booty
I highly recommend hiring Melissa for any fundraiser you might have. She paid for herself in the first auction item. Melissa's engaging style of performance and crowd interaction ended up being the highlight of the night. Thanks Melissa and we look forward to having you back next year.