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Team Profile

Cary Aasnass





Cary M. Aasness – OWNER / PRESIDENT
Office: (218)-998-4454

Cell: (218)-205-1310


  • Cary M. Aasness International & World Champion Auctioneer
  •    .Owner, Pres/CEO and Lead Auctioneer
  •    .United Country Aasness Auctioneers Auctions & Real estate
  •    .Specialize in Real Estate, Equipment and Specialty Auctions
  •    .Contract Equipment and Fundraiser Auctioneer
  •    .Conducted & Sold over 6,000 Auctions of Various Kinds
  •    including Real Estate, Equipment, Auto’s, Firearms, Specialty, Livestock, Antiques & Personal Property


  •    .2005 International Champion Auctioneer, (IAC Men’s Division), won in Pittsburg, PA
  •    .1999 North Dakota State Champion Auctioneer
  •    .1997 & 2000 Rsv/Rup World All-Around Champion Auctioneer
  •    .1992 Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer
  •    .2001 President Minnesota State Auctioneers Association
  •    .Multiple National & State Marketing Award Winner
  •    .Championship Judge on National and State Level
  •    .National and State Speaker and Instructor on Bid Calling, Positive Thinking, Real Estate Auctions and other Auction Industry Topics

Cary is the Owner/Pres/CEO of United Country Aasness Auctions and Real Estate LLC and has been a professional auctioneer since 1985. As Owner and Lead Auctioneer of the Company, which specialize in Real Estate, Land, Equipment and Specialty Collections, Cary’s busy schedule is exceeded only by his passion for serving others through the industry for three decades, and a desire to lead his company into the next decade and beyond. Born and raised on a farm, around agriculture and being in the outdoors, he developed a love for the country, the land, the lakes, and everything around it. As a boy he dreamed of someday becoming an Auctioneer, selling equipment, land and livestock and more. Cary began his career as a young man fresh out of college and has never looked back, led by a passion for what he loves to do and to help solve people’s need in marketing and selling their lifelong assets. He developed an early passion to exceed expectations and provide the best. These philosophies, highlighted by perseverance and hard work, served him well and produced results as his career has mirrored the reflection of that desire. Aasness has conducted well over 6000 auctions, including auctions in the Midwest and across the nation

In 2005, Cary fulfilled a professional dream of a lifetime by being crowned the International Champion Auctioneer, winning the World/International 2005 IAC Championship at the NAA conference held that year in Pittsburg, PA. Cary is also a multiple Champion Auctioneer. In addition to the International Auctioneer Champion title, Cary holds the titles of 1997 Rsv and 2000 Rup All-Around World Champion Auctioneer, 1999 North Dakota Champion Auctioneer and 1992 Minnesota Champion Auctioneer.

He is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, Minnesota State Auctioneers Association, North Dakota Auctioneers Association and Oklahoma Auctioneers Association. He also served as the Minnesota State Auctioneers Associations president in 2001, served on the MSAA board, the NAA Fundraising Auction and the IAC committees. As an international/World Champion, Cary has had the great privilege of judging several Auctioneer Championships including the IAC Auctioneer Championships, the 1st (IJAC) International Jr. Auctioneer Championship, the (GMLC) Greater Midwest Livestock Auctioneer Championship, as well as several state Auctioneer Championship contests across the United States. As an International Champion and NAA speaker, Aasness has conducted seminars across the nation with the honor and privilege in speaking and instructing, both on a state and national basis, on topics as Bid Calling, Positive Attitude, Real Estate Auctions, as well as other Auction Industry Topics. He is also privileged to have been an auction college instructor, including with the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City.

The United Country Aasness Auctioneers main office is in Fergus Falls, Mn, as well as auction satellite offices in Dalton & Bemidji, Mn and Pauls Valley, Okl. Led by Cary as owner of the company, the Aasness Team specializes in Real Estate, Land, Lakefront and Ag/Equipment Auctions along with Classic Tractors and Autos, Commercial and Specialty Collections including Firearms/Sporting, Antiques & Memorabilia. Cary also networks as an equipment Contract Auctioneer. In addition, he and his team conduct fundraiser auctions both regionally and across the nation, of which a highlight includes selling a fishing trip at a Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Auction for a record setting $120,000, helping raise nearly one million dollars at the event to battle and champion Cystic Fibrosis. Cary has also worked as an auto auctioneer throughout his career, much highlighted by the year he won the IAC Championship. That year he was honored and privileged to be asked by Craig Jackson to be an auctioneer for the world renowned Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction 35th Anniversary Record Setting Auction, where over 125 million dollars of classic autos were sold in 6 days.

Cary and his wife Anita (UC Aasness Auctioneers Office Manager), have (3) children -Amanda, Megan (Chris) and Cody (Morgan) (Auctioneer/Realtor w/UC Aasness Auctioneers) along (4) grandsons and (1) granddaughter. Cary and Anita are both active in their church and community. In their spare time they raise American Quarter Horses/Cutting Horses and are avid members in the National Cutting Horse Association. Cary loves spending time with his family and is also is an avid sportsman/hunter, watching sports and likes to golf when he finds a moment.



Anita Aasnass






Office: (218)-998-4454

Cell: (218)-205-0541

Anita coordinates all office management on a daily basis as well as advertising, marketing and settlement of the auctions.

Her professional background includes Online Marketing, Clerking, Cashiering, On-site Computer Technician, web- site application, E-mailing, Brochures, Advertising, and Appraisals. As Marketing Manager, Anita oversees all aspects of advertising and promotion, from design and production, to public relations.

Anita also from time to time will be called upon as an auctioneer and does very well. Anita is also active in her church, community and loves being a grandma to her to little grandsons & granddaughter.                          



Cody Aasness- AUCTIONEER

Office: (218)-998-4454

Cell: (218)-205-1269


Cody , may be young but he is no stranger to the auction business! Helping in the family business Aasness Auctioneers his entire life he too shares the same dream as his Father did….to be a champion Auctioneer! Well the first step of fulfilling that dream happened in Jan 2013 when Cody was named the 2013 Rookie Champion Auctioneer at the Minnesota state convention.

Cody  plays an important role in the success of the Aasness Auctions. After attending  Mayville State university North Dakota he  has returned to his home town to work in the Auction Company full time. He takes a great deal of pride in the high level of service the company offers. Cody puts his years of experience to good use from Bid Calling to Ringman , as well as assisting in the set up for the auctions. When you attend one of our next auctions, stop and introduce yourself. You soon will see this  fine young man is a true profession and  has a big heart for the success of auction industry


Tammy Tisland





Tammy Tisland- Auctioneer

Office: (218)-998-4454

Cell: (218)-766-9607

Tammy has been a full-time professional auctioneer for 14 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and auction day expertise to the team of United Country Aasness Auctioneers.

Tammy has conducted well over 1000 auctions, specializing in selling real estate, commercial turf equipment, farm equipment, antiques and estates as well as benefit auctions.

Tammy is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association, where she currently serves on the MSAA Board of Directors. She has consistently been in the finals of the Association’s Champion Auctioneer Contest, as well as competing on the National level. Tammy is also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Riders and Patriot Guard Riders where much of her spare time is committed to serving Veterans and their families. She lives on a small hobby farm north of Bemidji, MN where she loves to hunt and fish and enjoy her family.

Tammy’s competitive spirit, strong work ethic and love of people have made a great fit for her career as an auctioneer and real estate specialist.  She loves the land, outdoors and the people she serves.  This shows in her commitment to her clients and doing a “job well done.”



Jim joined the company in November 2009 after graduating from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Ia. Jim brings 25 years of extensive sales and marketing background most recently with Wind Energy Projects throughout the Midwest.

With his years of sales/marketing experience, Jim will be called upon to service, excel and expand the horizon of the auction company by creating concepts and finding opportunities within each and every project with the trust bestowed by each customer to best market, represent and sell their hard earned assets.

Jim and his wife Jody reside in rural Underwood with their 2 sons Isaac and Abraham. He and his family are members of Sverdrup Lutheran Church, Underwood. Jim is currently President of the Fergus Falls Economic Improvement Commission and is a Rotarian (Jim was named 2008 Rotarian of the year Fergus Falls Noon Rotary). His hobbies include Hunting, Fishing, Sports and spending time with Family and Friends.

Donna Shuck






Office: (218)-998-4454
After joining the company and staff in 2004, Donna has been in charge of over seeing the onsite auction office and clerking personal.

Donna was in the banking industry for many years and brings to the company many acquired office skills.

Donna resides with her husband Arlo of 50yrs in Fergus Falls, MN were they enjoy their grandchildren. Both enjoy occasional traveling when they get the time.



Amanda Kadel-Tech / Online Specialist


Tech and online specialist with Aasness Auctioneers.

Husband Trent 3 boys Mason, Peyton and Asher.

Active in church, family and likes utilizing and interacting with technology and the live auction process.



Morgan KapphahnTech / Online Specialist

Morgan is new to the auction team and recently joined last year.  She recently graduated from M-State here in Fergus Falls.

Tech and online specialist with Aasness Auctioneers.


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Megan Hanson- Advertising and Promotions

Megan and her Husband Chris along with their two children reside in Fergus Falls, MN.  Megan has an RN degree and has been around the auction business her whole life.