His business interests over the years number more than 50, including Woodfield's Eatery in Annapolis, Woodfield Furniture Mfg, The Blacksmith's Shop, Lincoln Antique and Furniture Center, Maryland Shore Auctioneers and on it goes.
In addition to running a number of business, he works as an appraiser, auctioneer, business consultant, and financial counselor.
He has undergone training from institutions not limited to, but including the following: The University of Indiana, Maryland Institute College of Art, Gemological Institute Of America, International Society of Appraisers, American Society of Appraisers, Missouri Auction School and others.
John's wide range of knowledge is of particular benefit to clients as he is known for ferreting out overlooked items of high value in estate situations.
Colleen Radenbush - Colleen has worked with Woodfield Furniture Manufacturing and Chestertown Antique & Furniture Center for over 15 years. Not only does she field calls from both businesses and assist in-store customers, she also evaluates jewelry and linens from our many estate acquisitions.
Julia Woodfield - Julia left us after her wedding in April 2014 to live in Lincoln, Illinois with her husband, James Kyte. She has spent many years working with our website, desktop publishing, and online businesses.
Julia has bachelor's degrees in Education and Music, as well as spending the past year with language studies. She is currently persuing her master's degree in education.
Julia is currently teaching music and following her interests in education and church ministry.
Steve "Freight-Train" Hadaway - Steve has been around the business for over thirty-five years and thinks nothing of driving hundreds of miles on deliveries. As one of our primary delivery drivers, most of our customers will quickly recognize Steve as the driver who goes the extra mile as he willingly helps move their old furniture and set up the new with a cheerful smile.
Our avid Railfan, he spends many of his weekends and off-days travelling the area to watch trains. In 2015 alone, Steve logged over 1,700 on his ever growing list of trains watched from Horseshoe Curve, PA to Gaithersburg, Havre De Grace, & Aberdeen, MD.
Josiah Woodfield - Josiah returned from Bible College where he majored in Biblical Studies and Vocal Performance.
He has spent several years managing a furniture corporation in the midwest and has over 15 years of experience in the retail industry, spending many hours working with Dad (John Woodfield) over the years learning about antiques, furniture, and running a business.
In addition to working part time at Chestertown Antique managing advertising and assisting our sales team, Josiah owns an online furniture business. He and his wife Jena also enjoy design and remodeling of their real estate properties in the Kent County area.
Howard Bauer - Howard originally joined our staff over thirty years ago. He is now returning after a long absence. His many talents include decoy making, collecting, historian, and decoy restoring. He also writes a monthly column for the Toy Farmer Magazine. He is a graduate of Washington College and was previously in the Marine business as a certified marine electrician. He now wears many hats on staff here, waiting on customers, doing eBay listing and repairing furniture to name a few.
Ralph Watson - By far the most the most senior staff member. For more years than we can remember, Mr. Ralph has built, fixed and maintained just about everything. Even with all that he does here, he is best known as Ms. Betty's husband. For over twenty-five years Ms. Betty was a much loved fixture of our store until her passing in 2003.
Mr. Ralph left our team in 2013 to join Ms. Betty.
He will be greatly missed.
Joanna Woodfield - Joanna spends many hours assisting Dad (John Woodfiled) with our online sales of books, glassware, collectibles, & more. She also helps answer the phone and many other responsibilities.
Joanna enjoys playing the harp and piano and is an accomplished figure skater.
She is currently a senior in highschool and is looking towards attending college and advancing her studies in music and education.