President & Auctioneer - Heather R. Kohler

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

Vice President, Auctioneer & Founder - John F. Kohler, Jr.

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

Secretary, Treasurer & Founder - Kay L. Kohler

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.

Properties Acquisitions Manager - James Harding

James Harding brings 15 years of property handling and moving experience to his position at Gateway. Jim truly understands Gateway and is a perfect fit to help Gateway move forward.  In line with Company values, Jim seeks to deliver outstanding auction services to clients.

Marketing Director - Blair Young

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

Executive Assistant - Emily Heckman

Emily Heckman assists with organizing and coordinating executive outreach and oversees various projects, including social media. Emily graduated from Shippensburg University in 2017 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Geography and Earth Science. She served with the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies as an intern. In her spare time, she prepares and performs education programs … Read More

Team Members - Randy Rhodes, Holland Hinojos, Denny Perry, Matthew Smith, Kristen Harding, Justin Davis

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.

Consultant - William B. Earley

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

Consultant - Kathy Leedy

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.

Consultant - John McDowell

Mr. McDowell currently serves as our consultant in toys and trains.