Heather Kohler oversees daily operations at Gateway, as well as actively seeking consignments, coordinating sales and staff development. Heather works closely with our Marketing Assistant regarding marketing and public relations strategy and emerging markets. Heather is a licensed auctioneer in the state of Pennsylvania. A 2008 graduate of Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, she has been working for the company since … Read More
John Kohler, Jr. founded Gateway Gallery Auction with his wife Kay in 1991. John’s work over the past forty-seven years as a professional auctioneer and appraiser has earned him a deserved reputation as highly versatile antique generalist. While John has begun to transition from lead consignment specialist to an “of counsel” status; he continues to consult with clients to bring … Read More
Kay Kohler is head of the administrative operations of Gateway Gallery Auction. She is responsible for all financial aspects of the company, web development and human resources. Her experience and knowledge in accounting, IT, and day-to-day business operations is a continual asset to the company.
Tye Schwartz coordinates the handling of consignments, as well as pre and post auction management. Tye’s passion for the auction industry, antiques and vintage items led him to pursue professional auctioneering. In 2014, Tye began an apprenticeship in auctioneering and graduated from Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in 2015. Known for his skilled handling of personal property, Tye has been an … Read More
Blair Young assists with administrative duties as well as planning, development and implementation of the company’s marketing strategies, communications and public relations activities including social networking and online platforms. Blair graduated from Shippensburg University in 2012 with a B.A. in communications/journalism with a focus on public relations. She served as a communications intern for Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. and worked abroad … Read More
There are many people behind the scenes working on behalf of consignors and buyers. These team members work hard each and every week to bring you the most organized, professional, and enjoyable environment at our auctions.
William B. Earley joined Gateway Gallery Auction as a specialist consultant of Antiquarian and Out of Print books in 2013. Mr. Earley has worked with fine books and manuscripts, primarily through Twice Read Books in Chambersburg, PA, since 1977. He is widely regarded for his knowledge of local and Pennsylvania history, as well as Civil War and American literature. Mr. … Read More
A graduate of Shippensburg University, Leedy also has been an adjunct instructor at Wilson College, teaching courses in journalism and ethics. Shippensburg University’s Communication/Journalism Department honored her with its 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award. She is a former board member of the Franklin County Historical Society/Kittochtinny. She serves as our sports cards and memorabilia consultant.
Mr. McDowell currently serves as our consultant in toys and trains.