C. SHERMAN ALLEN
PARENTS: J. Rodney Allen & Mabel Bollis Allen (Deceased)
BIRTH: December 15, 1954, Meadville, PA - Crawford County
NURTURED: Conneaut Lake, PA (Life) [well...not yet]
EDUCATION: a) Graduate of Conneaut Lake High School, 1972, top 10%
b) Attended Penn State University, State College, PA
c) Graduate of Reppart School of Auctioneering, Fall Term of 1976
PAST WORK: a) 6/72 to 11/76 Worked on 500 acre family dairy farm
b) 12/76 to 2/81 Worked apprenticeship under Mr. Earl Nicolls and then continued
working with him in the auction field
c) 3/81 to 4/89 In partnership with Mr. Bruce Nicolls in the Auctioneering field
PRESENT: I am the sole owner of C. Sherman Allen, Auctioneer and Associates of Conneaut Lake, PA. I am also in partnership with Mr. Leslie Allen (brother) and Mrs. Jennifer Campbell (sister) on a 500 acre dairy farm located in the Conneaut Lake area.
In July 1993, I purchased a home just 1/2 mile west of the farm house in which I had
previously lived with my Grandfather Everett and my Great Aunt Frances. I had lived there since the age of 12.
Having been a 4-H member for 10 years, showing and exhibiting swine at PA fairs, I started hauling livestock when I reached the age of 16 with the truck I had used in the swine exhibit circuit. I continue to haul livestock today, mostly purebred dairy cattle, as the time permits me to do so.
My livelihood is from the “Auction Marketing Profession”. I especially enjoy selling dairy cattle and holding farm (agri) auctions. I have and still conduct all types of auctions. In this profession, it gives one the opportunity to handle the “unique”, “unusual” and “diversified” items of interest, in that I find them to be most challenging and satisfying. I not only research them but organize, conduct and finalize all transactions to a satisfactory end. I LOVE this way of life and I enjoy meeting and helping people.
PERSONAL: I have recently married Arvilla Baird (on August 22, 2010) and am enjoying it. I am also a member and have attended the High Street Community Church in Conneaut Lake since I was a baby. I am also active in several local, state and national, civic, government and business organizations. A more complete list can be given upon request.
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