Tarryn & Jason were exceptional to work with! At the last minute, our organization had to move to a virtual format for our largest fundraiser of the year. Tarryn & Jason were extremely helpful in making this transition not only possible, but wildly successful! They worked with us every step of the way, from writing the script for the evening to giving us tips on how to set up our live broadcast in order to maximize fundraising efforts. We exceeded our fundraising goal for the evening and it is, without a doubt, due in large part to having Tarryn & Jason Troutman on our team. We couldn't be more thankful to have been able to work with these two!
Shelby Cala '09
Advancement Services Coordinator
St. Petersburg Catholic High School
Tarryn & Jason Troutman are without a doubt highly valued members of our Academy Prep family! We have worked with Auction Horizon for our annual fundraising gala for the last four years, and together have achieved incredible results! Tarryn & Jason’s talent and passion for what they do was evident from our first meeting. We could instantly feel their genuine interest in our mission and felt they were fully invested from day one. Together, they spent quality time getting to know us and over the years have helped us successfully raise critical support for the benefit of Academy Prep scholars. This year, as the pandemic turned the fundraising world upside down, Tarryn & Jason provided expert advice, guidance, and helped us remain calm during such uncertain times. With their help, we were able to raise near record totals for our Student Scholarship Fund! We are so grateful for Tarryn and Jason and would highly recommend their services! ah
Marketing and Communications Manager
Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg
“Jason and Tarryn are two of the kindest people I have met and been fortunate to work with. Their upbeat energy is contagious and brings our events to life, even in the digital space. They are professional, compassionate and client oriented. Understanding our mission is their priority and they have been able to pivot during live events by reading the room and understanding our goals and mission. Thank you both for all that you do it is a pleasure working with you!”
Bilingual Regional Development Representative – Atlantic Coast
ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
“My husband and I gained a unique perspective on Tarryn and Jason Troutman as we were able to see our charity auction and it’s proceeds, before and after they joined our team. The difference was truly outstanding! Not only did our auction triple in revenue but it went from a necessary part of the evening’s events to the highlight. Jason and Tarryn brought unprecedented energy, creative crowd engagement and significantly higher bidding. They streamlined our processes and focused our efforts making an incredible impact on every part of our event.”
Stewart and Lisa Cink
Cink Charities, Inc
Tarryn and Jason Troutman with Auction Horizon were such a pleasure to work with. They had a sincere passion for Heels to Heal and truly worked hard to understand our cause and fundraising goals.
They listened to our needs and helped put together a solid plan for achieving a successful event. Their positive attitude and organized manner helped ease the stress of facilitating our virtual event for the first time.
Heels to Heal staff and volunteers enjoyed working with Tarryn and Jason and look forward to organizing another event with them next year!
Heels to Heal, Inc
“It was a pleasure working with Tarryn and Jason to support our fundraising efforts during our annual Spring Benefit. With the added challenges of COVID-19, Tarryn and Jason made the shift with us to adjust to a virtual event and maintained the same energy and enthusiasm while managing a live filmed Paddle Raise. We were pleased with our results, which yielded over $40,000 while facing a global pandemic. We look forward to working with them for our event next year!”
Development Operations Manager
Agape Youth and Family Center
"Tarryn & Jason,
You all were incredible!! So thankful for everything you did. You all were so well-prepared, spent so much time truly learning about Julie’s Dream in advance of the night and your delivery was fantastic! I am so impressed with you both and would definitely like to work with you all again!!
People had the best time and the nicest things to say about you all.
Thank you again!!"
"The Troutmans were exactly what we needed for our live auction. The energy they created in the room was contagious. We exceeded our goal by 50%!"
Dr. Jim Ellison
Founder and CEO
“First class experience working with Auction Horizon. From the first meeting through end of the event, Tarryn & Jason were engaged, excited and true partners in the process. They exceeded our expectations for revenue generated and we received positive feedback from multiple guests who were impressed with their work at the event. I would recommend Auction Horizon to anyone in need for a great company of people who truly care and will make an event come to life!”
University of South Florida – BullsFest 2019
“The 2019 MarineMax Yacht Gala committee decided to use Auction Horizon based on a recommendation. Tarryn & Jason were extremely helpful in organizing not only our Live Auction, but helped with our Silent Auction as well. Right from the start the guests enjoyed their energy!
They not only did an incredible job raising money with the Live Auction, they put us over the top with our gift to give ask.
Since they were so amazing, we have already booked them for our 2020 MarineMax Yacht Gala.”
Marine Max Yacht Gala Event Committee
Service Club of Manatee County had a fantastic experience with Jason and Tarryn Troutman of Auction Horizon. Jason and Tarryn were essential to our success with their live auction expertise and guidance. They helped us understand the importance and benefits of hiring professional fundraising auctioneers and met with us on multiple occasions before our event. Once on stage, their charisma, energy, knowledge of our mission, and professionalism transformed our gala into a magical evening. We had guests asking, “where did you find your auctioneers…they were amazing!” The live auction exceeded our expectations, and we cannot thank Jason and Tarryn enough for making our event a huge success.
Krista Bloomberg, President
Service Club of Manatee County, Inc.
“Working with Auction Horizon was a pleasure – seamless and easy to communicate with – even when I wasn’t! It was great to meet with them beforehand and I am grateful that Tarryn and Jason were so responsive and understanding when I had changes. They were also respectful of our team’s requests regarding the live auction and giving portion of the night. They week before the event, Tarryn and Jason spent a lot of time preparing and studying our live auction items and event dynamic – this made me feel extremely trusting of how they would perform. The night of the event, they were also extremely communicative and helpful. Overall a wonderful experience with Auction Horizon – I thank you for everything!!”
American Heart Association - Atlanta
“Tarryn and Jason were outstanding to work with at our Suncoast Hospice Ball. They were professional but fun and willing to get involved from the very beginning. They were very interested in our mission and did a fantastic job of bringing it home to our guests throughout the auction and raise the paddle. On top of the great job they did throughout the night they were able to help us raise a great deal over our goal, making the evening a complete success.”
Brooke Boccacino. Director of Corporate Philanthropy, Suncoast Hospice – Member of Empath Health
“Everyone loved your energy, humor, heartfelt encouragement at the DreamPlex Gala. This was our best year for the live auction – all because of you. We look forward to working with you again.”
Amy Gomes, DreamPlex.
“Working with Auction Horizon was everything I hoped it would be and more. They were the consummate professionals, pre-event, during, and post-event. They executed the live auction and mission funding components of the program on the highest level. They helped our organization maximize the fundraising component of the evening infused with their incredible hearts, amazing energy, a whole lot of fun, and their desire to help us make the world a better place. Can’t wait to work with them again. It’s the beginning of a great long-term relationship!”
Signature Chef’s Event
March of Dimes - Tampa
"Working with Jason and Tarryn has been a delightful and refreshing experience. They are so passionate in what they do and it shows. Their goal is to help you make the most money possible for your organization. They take the time to learn everything about your organization, the type of event you are hosting and giving great advice. They also care about getting to you and how they can best support you. This was our first time using Jason and Tarryn, and they were a huge game changer in providing a whole new feel to our event. If you are looking for auctioneers, your search stops with Auction Horizon!"
Crohns and Colitis Central and Northeastern Florida
"We had a record setting event recently and we owe it largely to Jason & Tarryn Troutman. From start to finish, they were amazing! They took the time to learn about our mission and understand what makes us unique and they incorporated that into their presentation the evening of our event. They were exciting and entertaining, they read the audience well, and they went above and beyond to make our donors and guests feel special.
Jason & Tarryn break the mold for auctioneers. Their authenticity, passion, energy, and respect for the event planners and guests set them apart. It was a pleasure working with them and I can’t wait to do it again next year!"
Lacey Nash Miller
Director of Development
Academy Prep St Petersburg
"Auction Horizon came to the rescue! With little time before our event, Jason and Tarryn made themselves available for multiple calls and all day leading up to the event to walk the space, get to know our audience and help us raise significant funds for our beneficiary. Their energy on stage and mobility within the crowd helped us reach out fundraising goals!"
Auction and Exhibitor Manager
South Beach Wine and Food Festival
"Jason and Tarryn were great! We were very happy with the services received especially given last minute changes to our venue. Jason and Tarryn genuinely care about the companies they work with and learn everything about the mission that they can. Thank you for everything!"
Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco
"Flock to the Trop" Gala Event - April 27, 2017
“This was the 2nd time we have worked with Jason and Tarryn and we have already penciled them in for our next event! They are some of the greatest and most passionate auctioneers we have worked with!”
Adam Cohen | Events Manager
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research
"Adding a live auction to our event was a great success, and working with Auction Horizon was a great experience. Tarryn and Jason were extremely professional, working with us on the front end to understand the purpose of the event and our desired goals. Auction Horizon brought an "excitement factor" to the event, bringing a lot of energy to the room as well as passion for the cause. The auction exceeded our expectations in regards to the number of attendees who participated, and the amount of funding raised. Thanks to Auction Horizon for helping to make our event a success!"
Jemea S. Dorsey
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Black Women's Wellness, Inc.
"The Troutmans did an outstanding job as the auctioneers for our live auction! The energy level and excitement of the crowd significantly increased during the live
auction. Days following our event people were still commenting on the fun and excitement as well as the awesome job the Troutmans did. Our event's success was in large part to the addition of the
Troutmans as our auctioneers."
Dr. Nicole Baker
Russell Middle School
I"I am the Chairperson for the 2017 Wesleyan School Gala & Auction, the schools preeminent fund raising event. We chose Auction Horizon after interviewing several options because Tarryn and Jason presented so well – great experience, terrific personalities, willingness to work with us during the planning of the Auction to help ensure success.
In the run up to the auction, Tarryn and Jason met with us several times to review our live auction items, make suggestions and even make additional auction items available for us through their connections. This was all a great help because it brought focus to that part of the planning, energized my team and validated our approach.
At the Auction itself, Tarryn and Jason were terrific. They had great energy, fired up the crowd, entertained and helped drive the bidding. I received multiple compliments about the auctioneers from people who attended. One in particular came from our Headmaster who also said that “We should use these auctioneers for every Gala going forward.” I agree and would have no hesitation recommending them to others, if asked.
Ultimately, our Gala & Auction is a fundraising event. So, the measure of success is in dollars raised. Our event raised more money for Wesleyan than any other Gala before it, and by a significant margin. Auction Horizon was an important part of realizing that success."
It was absolutely great having Jason and Tarryn as our auctioneers for the Benefit Bash. We had challenges with our last couple of auctioneers and we are so grateful to have found Jason and Tarryn. They worked well with our staff and volunteers and understood what we were trying to accomplish at the event. They were upbeat and enthusiastic during the auction and fund a need and said the numbers slowly and clearly which was critical to us. Our guests found them engaging and enjoyed their time on stage! We have already booked them for our next event!
Thanks and Rally On!
Adam Cohen | Events Manager
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research
"Jason and Tarryn, we just want to thank you for the all the support you have given Cink Charities. We love the energy and excitement you always bring to the party and the auction." - Stewart and Lisa Cink.
“Jason and Tarryn - great guys, great auctioneers. Brandfacers for sure” – Mike Carr, Co-Author of “BrandFace: For Real Estate Professionals and America’s Top Selling Real Estate Auctioneer
“I run Operations for a small non-profit and had to organize a fundraiser with silent and live auctions. We were very concerned about how the live auction would be handled until I was introduced to Auction Horizon. Their staff was in touch with us right away and gathered all the necessary information need to run the auction. They answered all my questions in detail and made the planning team feel at ease. The event went off without a hitch and the live auction was the highlight! Jason and Tarryn were able to create crowd excitement and sell high priced items with ease raising significant dollars for the charity we were supporting at the event. They were highly effective and efficient, and provided valuable insight in advance and onsite. Their ability to connect and communicate with our executive heavy audience was outstanding. I cannot recommend them enough and look forward to hiring them again.” ~ Maria Thacker Goethe, Georgia Bio”
Thank you both for all your hard work for the Imagination Gala! You guys brought an exciting energy to the room. We highly enjoyed working with you and look forward to collaborating with you again in the future! Shanna Rosenbluth, Glazer Children's Museum
"This is our second year having Jason and Tarryn do our auction/fundraiser and it wouldn't have been the same without them! They were always so helpful, even before the auction, gave us great advice and really took time to understand the goals for our event. On event night they really got the crowd going, assisted with keeping the flow moving on the Silent Items and they really kicked it into gear for the Live Auction. Definitely our best event to date and we know so much of that had to do with Jason and Tarryn."- Jennifer McGaughey, Evansdale Education Foundation
“Jason and Tarryn Troutman made our CKS 80's Rewind live auction an awesome success! You provided the right amount of enthusiasm, professionalism and cheer to raise the bids and energy in the room. We are so thrilled with the results and look forward to seeing you again next year!
Thank you for taking the time to understand our audience, bidding trends, and item inventory to maximize the live auction results. You rocked it!”
Christ the King Catholic School (Tampa Bay, Fl)
"Tarryn and Jason Troutman are fantastic! From the moment that we met them we knew that we HAD to have them for our holiday fundraiser. They brought to the table not only years of experience but fantastic event ideas and ways to generate new revenue. Our event guests loved their energy the night of our event and we could not think of using another auction team other than Auction Horizon!"
Special Events and Marketing Manager
made our Red, Hot & Blue fundraiser a truly memorable event! Captivating and energizing....we couldn't have asked for a better outcome with this duo and couldn't be happier! Thanks from the
bottom of our hearts, Jason and Tarryn....we look forward to having you back next year!
Evansdale Education Foundation - Atlanta, GA
"I used Jason Troutman as an auctioneer for the live auction during the 2012 C5 Coca-Cola Golf Classic at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta,GA. Jason was the utmost professional. He took the time to learn about the auction items. He was very adept at reading and engaging the audience which is critical for getting the highest possible bids. I received very positive feedback about Jason from the guests in attendance as well as the planning committee. I plan to use Jason for two events in 2013."
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