Our Team

Jay Edwards, AARE

Jay Edwards is President and Owner of Jay Edwards & Associates, LLC, a full service auction and appraisal company specializing in real and personal property auctions and appraisals.

Jay graduated in 1988 from Reppert School of Auctioneering and also earned a degree from Shepherd College in Business Administration - Accounting & Economics. He is licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania, a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and Auctioneers Association of Maryland (AAM) where he served as a Director, Vice President, President, and is currently serving as Chairman for the Ethics and Grievance Committee.

In 2002, Jay was awarded “Auctioneer of the Year” by the Auctioneers Association of Maryland for his outstanding contribution to the auction profession. Click here to learn why Jay Edwards is qualified to perform full time, full service auctions and appraisals.


Lynne Zink

Lynne Zink has been working as a contract auctioneer for Jay Edwards & Associates since 2003 and is licensed in Maryland. She is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Serving as ambassador and the Auctioneers Association of Maryland (AAM) where she is a past president.


Stephanie Edwards

Stephanie Edwards has been with Jay since the company’s inception in 1994.  She provides support in all auction activities, office reception and clerical activities as well as support and management of the company’s appraisal business.


Lea Barton

Lea joined the Jay Edwards and Associates, LLC team in 2020 and serves as Jay’s executive assistant providing professional support and administration in all areas of the company's auction and appraisal businesses. Lea was instrumental in implementing and overseeing the company’s transition to a new website and online platform during 2020. She manages the promotion and marketing of the company's real & personal property auctions, as well as managing the company’s appraisal business. Lea’s energy and commitment make her an invaluable asset to the company and the clients we serve.