John A. Woodfield, Jr - John is the president of the companies. Officially, he started in the Antique business back in 1971, while the real date was at a much younger age. His trademark is juggling 10 projects at once.
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.
Al Hickman - "Hicky" has been on our staff since 1987 and is indispensable. He is in charge of customer service, shipping, receiving, scheduling, ordering, estate and business removals and in short, is the "engine on the train who without wouldn't leave the station."
Chrissy Boyles - Officially our bookkeeper, she not only keeps the accounting straight for all the businesses, but stops throughout the day to assist customers.
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.
Alan Firlein -
Alan comes to us with 47 years experience in wholesale and retail automotive service and parts department management, working with distributors and dealers throughout the United States. Alan and his wife are residents of Rock Hall and he is an active participant of racing with Sports Club of America. Since joining our staff part-time last March, he has helped with everything from floor and internet book sales to assisting with deliveries.
Julia Woodfield -
Julia tries to keep Dad straight on the endless details and relentless daily commitments, as well as handling desktop publishing, internet listings and maintaining the web site. She also maintains a busy teaching schedule and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Education.
Steve "Graham" Hadaway -
Steve has been around for over twenty-five years and thinks nothing of driving hundreds of miles on deliveries.
Jordan Davidson -
Jordon has been with us for several years assisting with our many deliveries. He is now away at college but helps us when he comes home on breaks.
Josiah Woodfield -
At age eleven, Josiah dragged the rest of us into the world of internet selling. First with the establishment of our ongoing online bookstore "MarylandShore" through Alibris and then into thousands of sales on eBay and other venues.
Ralph VanDyke - Ralph has been with us since he retired from the phone company in 1992. Age has its rewards as he has staked out our Pennsylvania delivery run which no matter where the deliver goes, the route always take him past the pretzel factory, hmmmm....
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.