Our Team

Our Team

We have a full auction staff including professional auctioneers, bid assistants, clerks, ad designers, cashiers, paralegals, marketing specialists, photographers, and even a drone pilot. Our staff regularly attends trade shows and association events, and has built a large network of colleagues that specializes in all types and aspects of the auction business.

Ron Young

  • Co-Founder, Auctioneer, Broker, President

Ron obtained his real estate license in 2005 and has been very successful in traditional real estate sales. Ron attended the distinguished Nashville Auction School in 2014 and has attended multiple advanced bid-calling summits hosted by instructors who are world champion bid-callers from all over the country. In 2018, he won the Alabama Auctioneers Association’s Grand Championship as Junior Champion. Ron’s commitment to excellence is further shown by his commitment to the CAI program, the National Association of Auctioneers most prestigious designation. CAI is a three-year program in which Ron completed in his first year. Ron has sold millions of dollars worth of assets. He is a member of the National Auctioneer’s Association, Alabama Auctioneers Association, National Association of Realtors, Alabama Association of Realtors, and Alabama Forest Owner’s Association. When not working, Ron enjoys working on the farm and riding horses with his wife, Rita.


  • Member of Alabama Association of Auctioneers
  • Member of National Auctioneers Association
  • Champion Auctioneer awarded by Alabama Auctioneers Association
  • Candidate for (Class ll) National Auctioneers highest designation of Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI)
  • Member of Alabama Forest Owner’s Association
  • Successful in the Real Estate Business since 2005
  • Alabama Real Estate Broker
  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Has sold over $100 Million dollars in real estate
  • Licensed Alabama Real Estate Broker
  • Licensed Alabama Auctioneer
  • Licensed Georgia Auctioneer

Rita Young

  • Co-Founder, REALTOR, Paralegal, Marketing Specialist

Rita has over 22 years experience as a paralegal. Her sense of detail is unparalleled. Rita joined the team in 2014, and later obtained her Alabama Real Estate license. Rita handles and coordinates the marketing and logistics for each auction. On auction day she becomes one of the most important folks in the company by managing the behind the scenes tasks. Rita is a member of the NAA (National Auctioneers Association) and has completed her AMM Auction Marketing Management designation course work. Rita also is member of the National Association of Realtors and the Alabama Association of Realtors. When not at work Rita enjoys hanging out with Ron and her Austrian Shepard Sallie Mae. Rita also loves the outdoors and is an avid horseback rider.

Jimmy Fetner, Jr.

  • Auctioneer, Ringman, REALTOR

Jimmy has been involved in the auction business from a very young age. He is a professional Auctioneer/Ringman and works all over the Southeast. Jimmy obtained his Auctioneer license in 2013, and his real estate license in 2018. Jimmy enjoys working the auction day crowds. When he isn’t working, Jimmy enjoys his farm and offers professional guided hunts for those who enjoy the outdoors.

Steven Mattis

  • Auctioneer/Ringman

Steven is a Professional Auctioneer/Ringman. Steven and Jimmy travel together working auctions all over the Southeast. He joined the team in 2017, and has become a valued asset.

Becky Bailey

  • Office Manager

Becky is the office manager and part of the logistical support staff. Becky has a background in marketing and has a fabulous sense of detail.  Becky also assists on auction day in multiple positions. When not working, Becky enjoys spending time with her family.

David Meddick

  • REALTOR, Sales

David offers 38 years of customer service experience. David has been in the real estate business since 2006. He joined the Wedowee Lake & Lands Realty team ( our sister company) in 2012, and has been with Southern Auction Solutions from the beginning. David is a member of our sales department and also assists in showing auction properties. David enjoys spending time with his family.