Anne Patterson Dee lives in northwest Austin with husband Jim, retired classics professor, & their estate sale rescue cat Shadow. A 1968 graduate of the University of Texas with a BJ in journalism, Anne has a lifelong interest in organizing & arranging random ideas or objects into a cohesive whole & editing the results. This passion serves her well, whether for writing a book or re-arranging the contents of a house into a friendly atmosphere conducive to buying.
Anne is author of "Roots lllustrated: How to Bring Your Family Tree to Life" (Juneberry Press, Austin, 1993), "Four-Star American Community Cookbook" (Running Press Book Publishers, Philadelphia, 1988), "Quilter's Sourcebook" (Wallace-Homestead Book Company, Chicago, 1987) as well as other books & articles. After graduation from UT, she worked as staff writer for the Austin American-Statesman.
Her seven years of volunteer work at Next to New, an outreach progam of St. David's Episcopal Church in north Austin, provided Anne with a strong retail background in pricing, selling & displaying household goods, as well as antiques & collectibles.
From 1992 through 2007, Anne bought & sold antiques, collectibles & home décor. Her selling experience includes eBay, antique malls in Austin & Round Rock & many weekend sales in Austin, Dallas & Houston. She is a member & has served on the board of Austin Friends of Folk Art.
Anne & her team have produced 176 estate sales in metropolitan Austin since June 2007.
Our webmistress, Jennifer Dee spent much of her childhood roaming the Antique Mall of Texas taking advantage of free mints & bugging the staff. Jennifer developed the structure for the company's website while earning her BA in creative writing in 2010 from Texas State University. She has edited & enhanced more than 15,000 photos used to market our sales.
Jennifer works for a major book publisher in New York City & has been with Anne Dee ESTATE SALES since its inception.
Our pricer, Kelly George Stear, seventh generation Texan, loves historic homes & architecture. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1994 with a BS in interior design & has worked in antiques & estate sales since 1997.
She lives in Leander with husband, son & assorted pets. Kelly joined Anne Dee ESTATE SALES in July 2008.
Our stager, Cindy Otten, native Texan, graduated from Texas State University with a BS in interior design. Cindy has always loved organizing things & also enjoys reading, running & working in her flower garden.
She lives in south Austin with husband & daughter & has been with Anne Dee ESTATE SALES since February 2012.