This week’s alumni spotlight falls on WA alumnus, Chuck Easler. Chuck grew up in Greeleyville, South Carolina. He is married to Michelle Easler and they have 4 children. At the age of 14, he started in tobacco auctioneering in his father’s warehouse in Kingstree; and at the age of 18, he started his own company, called Chuck Easler Auction Service, working primarily in Kingstree and Kentucky, auctioneering tobacco. He graduated from Williamsburg Academy in 1989. After graduation, he attended Missouri Auction School. He was the youngest ever World Tobacco Auctioneering Champion at the age of 21, and the youngest ever to be inducted into the Auctioneering Hall of Fame at the age of 26. Chuck and Michelle opened WorldNet Auctions in 2007, at the time the first and only live virtual auction in the world. He has worked all over the world conducting auctions, doing business in six of the seven continents. Some to note are the Philippines, China, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Colombia, Bogota, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, and 43 of the 50 states. He also started Gov World Auctions in 2016, and it is now one of the largest governmental surplus auctions in the country. His father is the late Harry Easler and his mother is Rose Easler. He has two siblings, Angela Dominici and Marty Easler. His children are Marian Nell Easler (class of 2013), Charlie Easler (class of 2020), Coker Easler (class of 2022), and Elaina Easler (4th grade). He is currently on Williamsburg Academy’s Governing Board, chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee, and also serves on the Admin Committee. When asked, he says his greatest accomplishment is his wonderful family.