Tricia Wiltjer, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a 2000 Graduate of the Texas Auction Academy. She has been the Executive Director of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association since 1997, and owns and operates TWI Auctioneers & Appraisers and Greater Michigan Auto Sales, LLC. Tricia has her Masters in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University and attended Holloways Real Estate Institute. She oversees the day to day management of the MSAA, financial records, membership database management, education, event coordinating and web development. Tricia publishes a quarterly membership publication “The Michigan Auction Gavel”, a multiple award winning publication. As a Second Generation Auctioneer, she is the owner and President of TWI Auctioneers & Appraisers, a subsidiary of Tom Wiltjer, Inc, a 50 year old company with a background in Construction, Excavating, Equipment Refurbishing and Sales, as well as Auctioneering & Personal Property Appraising since 1984.