OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Shane is responsible for the overall operations of the business. He oversees the management team, initiates business development programs and oversees the financial stability of the business. Shane’s professional background includes metal recycling, professional landscaping and general construction. Shane and his wife Crissy have two daughters and live in Rockwall. He is an active member of his church and serves on the board of directors for 19 Ministries. His passions include jail ministry and inner city missions. When he’s not working, he enjoys grilling out and spending time at the driving range. Shane’s heart for Rusty by Design is a blessing to the team members, clients and customers.
CO-FOUNDER & VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Diana oversees production and operations and is a licensed real estate agent at Rusty by Design. Diana is responsible for the supervision of all operations, including onsite and gallery estate sales and the warehouse and truck division. Her teams include set up, description, photography, pickup, warehouse, bulk sales and truck team members. Her endeavors include the production, standards and procedures, employee protocols, recruiting and hiring, safety and security of all Rusty by Design operational procedures. Diana’s experience includes 20 years of real estate sales. She entered into the resale market in 2008 where she began with storage unit auctions as seen on the popular show Storage Wars. She and her husband Charles co-founded Rusty by Design with their son Shane in February 2013. Charles contributes his time and expertise to Rusty by Design in numerous ways, including mentoring and supervising the warehouse team. Charles is a Vietnam War veteran, and has founded the CAB mystery lot to benefit both Tunnels to Towers and the Shriners Hospital for Children. Diana and Charles live in Rockwall, and they have 17 grandchildren.
Tammy Daves is responsible for the financial stability and efficiency of Rusty by Design. Her efforts oversee all payables and receivables. Tammy is involved in negotiations with bulk sales and monitors onsite and estate sales. Tammy plays an integral part in all business development aspects of Rusty by Design and is involved in the entire family of brands. Tammy is very involved with her church and enjoys mentoring women overcoming addictions.
Brooke is responsible for the production of all onsite estate sales. She reports directly to the Vice President of Operations, and together they manage the set up, descriptions, photographer and pickup teams. Brooke acts as a liaison to Rusty by Design estate sale clients ensuring communication is consistent. She schedules the teams, oversees production, and ensures quality control. Brooke coordinates onboarding, training and standard operating procedures with all her team members to ensure standards and consistency with all sales.
ESTATE SALES SPECIALIST
Laura is our estate sales specialist. She meets with prospective clients, and evaluates estates for liquidation, while giving her expert opinion on the best method to efficiently liquidate the personal property. After being an avid Rusty by Design buyer, she began her career at Rusty by Design in the set up team. Her passion quickly blossomed and her gifts emerged as a liaison between Rusty by Design team members and clients. Her skills and dedication quickly evolved into a promotion to inside sales. Laura now responds to all inquiries for estate sales and offers her expert opinion to Rusty by Design estate sale owners. Her background includes customer relations and human resources. Laura and her husband have two sons in college whom they enjoy watching play collegiate football.
OFFICE MANAGER & HUMAN RESOURCES
Autumn Bright boasts the longest tenure at Rusty by Design. Autumn joined the company as a cashier on pickup days. Her dedication and can do attitude has resulted in promotions over the years. Autumn now oversees corporate level responsibilities, including human resources, marketing, and office manager duties. Autumn coordinates all employee events, awards, onboarding and training efforts. She also serves as the company’s customer relations contact at sale pickups. Autumn and her husband Jeff have three teenage children, one of whom is in college and also a part time Rusty by Design team member.