Our Team

James D. Fahey                  JimFahey@faheysales.com
MN Licensed Auctioneer (43-11-09), WI Licensed Auctioneer (2401-052), B.A.S (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist), Real Estate Broker with Edina Realty and USPAP Certified Equipment Appraiser

Jim grew up in the family business and has been actively engaged since 1977.  He was awarded the designation of the 1990 MN State Bid Calling Champion.  He is also a Past President of the MN State Auctioneers Association, past Chairman of the MSAA Legislative Committee, seminar presenter for both State and National Auctioneers Association conferences, 2006 inductee into the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame, as well as the 2002 recipient of the SW MN Foundation/Blandin Community Leadership Community Service Award.  His most recent professional designation was received in February 2008 from the National Auctioneers Association as Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, (B.A.S.).  Jim makes his home in Hutchinson, MN.  Connect with Jim on LinkedIn.

Linda J. Fahey                     LindaFahey@faheysales.com
President of Operations, Marketing Director

Mrs. Fahey has been actively engaged in the auction business since 1978 and is in charge of Fahey Sales Auctioneers & Appraisers operations and marketing.  She makes her home in Hutchinson, MN with her husband Jim.


Joseph J. Fahey, Jr.
Retired Partner                           

Joe was actively engaged in the family business since 1970. He is a past president of the MN State Auctioneers Association and a past seminar presenter at both the State and National levels for auctioneers.   Joe is a 2005 inductee into the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame.  He sits on the Board of Directors for the Huntington Disease Society of America and is a past commander of VFW Post 6202.  Joe retired from Fahey Sales in 2008 and resides in Belle Plaine, MN.

Terrance J. Fahey
Retired Partner

Terry was actively engaged in the family business since 1965. He is a past instructor for the Worldwide School of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. Terry retired from Fahey Sales in 2008 and makes his home in rural New Prague, MN.


Untitled designShareif Eisa                          ShareifEisa@faheysales.com
Vice President of Operations

Shareif is in charge of strategic planning and all aspects of our business flow. He is experienced in retail management, restaurant management, and is a contract auctioneer and ringman. His interests are fishing, fishing, and more fishing. Also – radio controlled airplanes, playing guitar, fishing and motorcycling. He grew up in Richfield, MN and spent 2 years of his childhood living in Egypt. Shareif currently lives in Shakopee with close family in Savage.

Galen Goranowski             GalenGoranowski@faheysales.com
Certified General Real Property Appraiser                                                                          

Galen specializes in commercial real estate, bare land, farm land and residential real estate.  Galen joined Fahey Sales in January 2002 and in 2007 gained the highest level for real estate appraisers designated by the Minnesota Department of Commerce-Certified General Real Property Appraiser.  Galen makes his home in Hutchinson, MN.  Connect with Galen on LinkedIn.

Untitled design (10)Bruce Andersen
USPAP Certified Equipment Appraiser

Bruce joined Fahey Sales in 2014 as a Certified Personal Property Appraiser.  Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University.  25 years ago Bruce purchased his grandparents farm where he currently raises Waygu Beef, Berkshire Pork and crops.  Farming, traveling, and attending children’s sporting events are his hobbies. He lives in Hutchinson with his wife Sara, daughter Emily, and sons Cody and Brady.

KathyKroneMNAuctioneerKathy Krone                       KathyKrone@faheysales.com
MN Licensed Auctioneer (43-12-01) and Certified Appraiser

Kathy is President of Auctioneer Kathy Krone, LLC and Krone Family Movers.  She has been a licensed Auctioneer since 1993.  In 2006 she completed the Personal Property Appraisal course and is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser with Certified Appraisers Guild of America.  Along with personal property auctions she is currently handling benefit auctions for local churches and schools.  Kathy is currently contracted by Fahey Sales Agency, Inc. of Glencoe, MN to manage their Estate online auctions.  Kathy resides in Lester Prairie, MN.

Wayne Severson                 WayneSeverson@faheysales.com
Agricultural Equipment Consultant

Wayne has 35 years of experience in agricultural equipment sales, repair, and maintenance. Wayne joined Fahey Sales in April of 2017. He enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, and with friends and family. Wayne makes his home in Lester Prairie, MN where his farm has been in his family since 1863. He has two children, Alex and Madison, and long-term girlfriend Julie.

Chris Riley                           ChrisRiley@faheysales.com
Equipment Consultant, Auction Manager-Mid Country Equipment Consignment

Chris has been with our company since the fall of 2008 as Auction Manager of the Mid Country Equipment Consignment Auction in Lathrop, MO, 30 miles North of Kansas City, MO and brings an extensive background in the lawn care industry.  His knowledge of equipment and trucks related to the industry has given this auction an incredible start.  His production has surpassed all expectations and goals.  He has worked with sellers to consign over 800 pieces of equipment each year to our Kansas City area location.  Chris makes his home in Kearney, MO.

1 (3)Greg Witt                               GregWitt@edinarealty.com
Agricultural Land Professional/Edina Realty Agent

Mr. Witt has been working with Fahey Sales Auctioneers & Appraisers since 1989. He has experience in working the ring and real estate auction management, and holds a real estate license in Minnesota with Edina Realty. Greg specializes in managing the liquidation of real estate at auction and conventional sales of agricultural, commercial/industrial and development property. Greg and his family reside in Hutchinson.

Untitled design (21)Richard Bentz
Team Member

Richard Bentz works setting up auctions, photographing, lotting items and describing. He is a retired dairy farmer and enjoys puttering in his shed working on his 5 old Farmall tractors. He lives in Gibbon, with his wife Faye and has two grown children.

3Steve Brown
Loader Operator

Steven Brown is a loader operator responsible for customer service loading, unloading, taking photos, cataloging and cleaning. He has 34 years experience in retail building material. He enjoys fishing, hunting and travel. He lives in Glencoe, MN and family includes his fiancé, daughter and son-in-law.

Wade Bryan
Loader Operator

Wade is a loader operator responsible for loading and unloading equipment for our clients and customers. Other duties include equipment photography, cataloging and keeping our auction complex clean. He has 39 years of stainless steel welding experience. Wade enjoys choir, motorcycles, gardening, and welding. He has been married to wife Renee for 38 years with two children; 31 year-old son Dustin and 29 year-old daughter Katie. They currently reside in Hutchinson.

Mike Hanson
Team Member

Mike assists with auction set up including loading, unloading, photographing, and describing. He has past experience specializing in online buying and selling of just about anything. Mike enjoys collecting antiquities and vintage items. He is also an automobile enthusiast with a passion for Cadillacs. He has one daughter. He and his parents and brothers live in Glencoe, and his sister lives in the Twin Cities.

Untitled design (8)Gary Hemmann
Team Member

Gary works part-time wherever we need him. Picking up vehicles and equipment, auction check out, and loader operation are just a few of his duties. He is a retired farmer and enjoys fishing, polka dancing and gardening. Gary and his wife Marjorie live in Glencoe and they have two children and four grandchildren.

Untitled design (3)Bob Henning
Team Member

Bob is a retired teacher and works part time helping out in the showrooms and on loadouts. His interests are antique auctions – buying and selling.


Untitled design (8)Gail Henning
Team Member

Gail is a team member and a former teacher, coach, Ebay seller and has worked on auctions with Kathy Krone and Fahey Sales. Gail enjoys reading, buying and selling antiques and activities with her family. She is married to Robert Henning and has two married children and several grandchildren. She resides in Hutchinson.

Untitled designDave Hornick
Firearms Specialist

Dave Hornick is our retired Firearms Specialist but still helps out when he can.



Untitled designGalen Houk
Team Member

Galen does occasional semi driving and loading/unloading for us. He is a retired R&D Engineer and does part-time farming and used equipment sales. Galen collects farm tractors, enjoys cruising in his corvette and cycle, and is a member and local president of Gideon’s International. Galen lives in Hutchinson with wife Pamela. His son Daniel is an Asst. Supply Chain Analyst for 3M, and daughter Elizabeth is an attorney in St. Paul.

1Terry Kempfert                  TerryKempfert@faheysales.com
Customer Care Specialist

Terry’s job is to welcome folks into our facility and help them find what they are looking for – in house, on the phone or online. She also helps set up all of our online auctions and creates our printed materials. She has always been involved in serving the customer and is an artist and entrepreneur by trade. Terry lives in Hutchinson with her husband, Warren and spoiled kitty Ruby. She has three grown children in the Minneapolis area.

4Janell Koch                         Bookkeeping@faheysales.com

Janell serves as our company’s bookkeeper. Her job duties include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation and payroll. Janell lives in Winsted with her husband and two children. Their family is involved with a small beef and dairy operation.

5Carla Krone
Shipping/Team Member

Carla Krone is a team member focusing on moving jobs, shipping & receiving and setting up auctions. She has helped her mother, Kathy Krone, when she was on her own doing auctions as part of Krone Family Movers. Carla lives on a 50-acre farm near Lester Prairie. She and her boyfriend of 23 years, Craig, have a herd of about 30 Purebred Charolais’. She also enjoys taking care of her grandson and scrap booking.

Untitled design (19)Lauren Lenarz                     LaurenLenarz@faheysales.com
Customer Care Specialist

Lauren is our full-time Customer Care Specialist who is responsible for our superior customer service, answering the main phone line, setting up the online auctions and assisting wherever needed. Lauren graduated from Ridgewater College December 16, 2016 with her Administrative Assistant AAS and Microsoft Office Certification. She currently lives in Hutchinson with her fiance, John.

7Ben Lohse                          Firearms@faheysales.com
Firearms Manager

Ben is a loader operator and firearms manager that helps with auction set-up, equipment maintenance, and firearms sales. He is trained as a mechanic and draftsman. His interests are vintage automobiles, ATV’s and firearms. He lives in Glencoe and has family nearby and in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

6Diane Otto                           DianeOtto@faheysales.com 
Operations Assistant

Diane is a team leader who assists with the direction of all aspects of auction setup and project implementation. She brings with her an IT degree in network administration. Diane enjoys sewing, fishing and most activities that are outdoors – especially biking, walking and swimming. Diane makes her home with her family in Winsted, MN.

Untitled design (2)Glen Plieseis
Team Member

Glen performs various duties in our facility including assembly. His passion is old tractors and machinery and is a member of LeSueur County Pioneer Power and Scott-Carver Threshers. Glen lives in rural Arlington with his wife. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Bob Ruzicka
Loader Operator/Team Lead
Bob is a Team Lead with responsibility for setting up, managing and loading out auctions. He has experience with large machinery, maintenance, and mechanics.

Matthew A. Schultz            MattSchultz@faheysales.com
MN Licensed Contract Auctioneer, B.A.S (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist)

Matt serves as a Contract Auctioneer and Bid Spotter for Fahey Sales at their live auction events.  Matthew brings with him a strong knowledge of  vocational trucks and equipment, having worked for Schwing America of St. Paul, MN as a product designer and truck engineer for their Ready Mix Truck division, as well as more than 10 years of experience in the auction profession.  He is a past MN State Champion Bid Caller and past MN Auctioneers Association President.  Matthew resides in Princeton, MN with his wife Vitalia.  Connect with Matt on LinkedIn.

Gerri Scott
Team Member

Gerri works as an auction builder and assists in auction check out. She has a B.S. in Accounting. Gerri is involved in Girl Scouts, Venture Crew, Boy Scouts, 4-H and is a Confirmation Guide. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends. Gerri lives on a hobby farm outside Hamburg with her husband and three teenage children.