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Marcia Arnold
Marcia Huffman, founder of AntiqueTrail.com, is originally from Cookeville, Tennessee. She earned a BS and MA from Tennessee Technological University. She started her career as a high school and college teacher. Later she worked in the Information Technology field as a trainer, programmer, technical writer, systems analyst, manager, and in configuration management for different companies including Raytheon and Boeing. She loves to travel and lived outside the US for several years, but now lives in Auburn, Alabama. She loves antiques because they are "tangible history". Her son, Andrew, calls her an antique-aholic. She attends the New Orleans Collection Antiques and Decorative Arts Symposium. She co-chairs a local antiquing group, and is a member of her local and state historical preservation groups.

Phone: 256-797-5640
Email: Marcia@AntiqueTrail.com

Bruce Pate
Bruce Pate, founder of Sunsphere Enterprises, is the software and business partner of AntiqueTrail.com. He is a specialist with tourism and community websites; the most popular websites are LakeMartin.com and LakesOnline.com. Bruce was born and grew up in Sylacauga, Alabama. He now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and on Lake Martin in Alabama. He earned his BA in International Trade from Auburn University in 1992. He worked in the Information Technology business for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Bruce has been creating websites for 17 years with over 2,000 domains currently in production. He is a member of several chambers of commerce. He hosts the popular lake forums of Alabama. His passion is flying and boating as well as computers. His passion for computing has turned into a career for him.

Phone: 256-596-5253
Email: Admin@AntiqueTrail.com

Kay Bain - Member Support
Kay Bain, Sales Associate and Customer Support, is a mom, a wife, and a caregiver for her mother. She has been a substitute teacher for the last eight years. Kay's sister, Marcia, co-owner of AntiqueTrail.com, recently convinced her to join the trail staff. Kay collects iris/herringbone glass and loves vintage bowls, advertising, and old toys. A lifetime resident of Cookeville, TN, Kay and her family are passionate about camping in their travel trailer, boating, and watching the sunset disappear behind the mountains on beautiful Center Hill Lake!

Phone: 931-510-0607
Email: Kay@AntiqueTrail.com

Joy Pate - Order Brochures
Joy Pate, a retired Human Resource Specialist and Real Estate Broker, is responsible for brochure requests and distribution. She enjoys gardening and has recently renovated and redecorated her lake home.

Phone: 502-963-3686
Email: Brochures@AntiqueTrail.com

Pattie Miller - Member Support
Pattie is a retired NASA engineer. She has loved antiques since her childhood. Her favorite piece was her grandmothers first piece of furniture, a washstand. Pattie also loves to refurbish flea market and thrift store finds.

Phone: 803-834-8104
Email: Pattie@AntiqueTrail.com

Melissa Steed
Melissa Steed, a 2013 Pellissippi State graduate, is AntiqueTrail.com's graphic designer, as well as a freelance graphic designer. She is originally from Lagrange, GA, but now lives in Knoxville, TN. Graphic design is her passion, but she appreciates all types of artwork. She enjoys travel and dreams of traveling to Italy. She is also fond of science fiction in any form. Melissa is fluent in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Fireworks.

Phone: 865-230-9685
Email: Melissa@AntiqueTrail.com

Wendy Wayman
Wendy Wayman, Sales Associate, is the owner of an antique shop in Dickson, Tennessee. She was a member shop when she started working as a sales associate with AntiqueTrail.com. She collects spice boxes and likes primitives.

Phone: 228-331-0241
Email: Wendy@AntiqueTrail.com

Betty Christensen
Betty Christensen, Sales Associate, is a graduate of The University of North Texas and Texas Women's University. She is a collector of 1920-50 porcelain and bisque bride and groom cake toppers. She has booths in three AntiqueTrail.com member shops and is involved in an estate sales business.

Phone: 512-541-1141
Email: Betty@AntiqueTrail.com

Kristin Hicks
Kristin Hicks, Media Specialist and Customer Support, is a graduate of Auburn University and is from Auburn, AL. She has recently moved back to Auburn with her family after spending twenty years following her husband's Marine Corps career around the world. Her love for antiques was inspired by her mother who is an avid collector. Kristin's living in England for the last three years has made the "English look" a current favorite.

Phone: 334-332-3275
Email: Kristin@AntiqueTrail.com

Lori Reynolds
Lori Reynolds, founder and owner of Marketing Cents 4u, is the MaineAntiqueTrail.com associate. Lori graduated with an accounting degree and initially worked in a local bank in her hometown of Barre, Vermont. She now lives in the beautiful coastal town of Booth Bay, Maine. Lori has twenty-five years of business experience. These experiences have established her business priorities which include trust, loyalty, collaboration and individuality (with a good healthy dose of compassion, generosity and humility). She loves all things old—working with AntiqueTrail.com is a natural.

Phone: 207-922-9061
Email: Lori@AntiqueTrail.com

Lisa Towers
Lisa Towers, sales associate, is a multimedia journalist who has worked in the film, television, and newspaper industries; she is owner of a video production business. She is also an oil painter and has taught painting and drawing for twenty years. She loves garage sales and antique stores-always in search of interesting old artwork and props to paint in still lifes. She currently lives in Dubuque, Iowa, but grew up in the South. She graduated with a BFA in filmmaking and photojournalism from the University of Miami. She lived in Los Angeles before moving to the Midwest in 2012. She has one son and two stepchildren.

Phone: 512-410-4191
Email: Lisa@AntiqueTrail.com

Collie Rock
Collie Rock, sales associate, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in music education and a certificate in interior design. She lived most of her life in South Carolina and recently moved to Auburn, Alabama to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Collie has been selling antiques since 1988 and presently has a booth in an AntiqueTrail.com member store in Opelika, Alabama. Her favorite treasures to collect are Flow Blue and blue and white export china. The Atlanta and New York markets are her sources of inspiration.

Phone: 912-376-8161
Email: Collie@AntiqueTrail.com

Felix Dunn
Felix Dunn, Sales Associate, is the owner of Spring Creek Antiques & Vintage Signs, in Vincent, Alabama. His shop has been a long time member of AlabamaAntiqueTrail.com. He has been a fireman for almost thirty years; he has been involved with the antique business for over 25yrs. Felix specializes in advertisement collectibles such as gas,oil, feed and seed and other signage.

Phone: 205-552-7818
Email: Felix@AntiqueTrail.com

Jeff Lovett
Jeff Lovett, North Carolina sales associate, owns Southern Heritage Folkart & Antiques in Kinston, NC.

Phone: 704-469-8774
Email: Jeff@AntiqueTrail.com


Overview:
  1. Functionally, AntiqueTrail.com is an online photo tour, description, and map of the antique shops as well as annual brochures for each state.
  2. Practically, AntiqueTrail.com enables one to find “THE” antique for which one is searching and many antiques for which one was not searching but could not resist!
  3. Serendipitously, AntiqueTrail.com is an experience in southern hospitality, a visual treat of the architectural and geographical features of the United States, and an opportunity to have a small town/city encounter.
Our vision is to:
  1. Enable anyone using our brochures, a smart phone, smart pad, or computer to easily find the shops and malls along and near their route.
  2. Enable any person to visit a shop or mall virtually before driving to the shop itself.
  3. Unite the antique shops and malls, the state and local government travel, and visitors’ organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and other interested parties in promoting and elevating our member stores/towns/states to “antique destinations”.
Our mission is to promote and advertise member antique shops via AntiqueTrail.com, all associated websites, and through state-distributed brochures.

Our goal is to “brand” AntiqueTrail.com as the “source” for locating antique shops in the United States.

Our objectives are:
  1. To provide current maps, street addresses, phone numbers, business information, hours, and photos of member antique shops on the internet by creating websites for all members who do not already have a website.
  2. To appear on the first page of at least the two most popular search engines when anyone in the world looks up “antiques in (state, ie, Alabama)” or “(state, ie. Alabama) antiques”.
  3. To promote AntiqueTrail.com using brochures, press releases, links on the state tourism websites, advertisements on all lakesonline.com websites, and other methods.
Following the Trail

Following AntiqueTrail.com, one will discover upscale antique galleries as well as a mélange of privately owned shops and multivendor malls with a mixture of antiques and vintage collectibles.

The antique shops are housed uniquely. One shop is made of recycled wood and tin. Several shops are in period homes, cottages, bungalows, farmhouses, antebellum homes, a "new" log cabin and an authentic 150 year old log home. Others are in historical buildings that were once country stores, barns, banks, post offices, pharmacies, hardware stores, and even a mansion’s drained indoor swimming pool. Some shops have been built specifically to showcase the owners’ collections.

AntiqueTrail.com members offer paintings, prints, porcelain, crystal, glassware, pottery, silver, china, crystal, historical paper, military items, books, kitchenware, tools, advertising, and 18th, 19th, and early 20th century furniture. The Trail offers Antiques, Mantiques, and Junktiques. The most delightful treasures found along the trail are the charming and knowledgeable people!


Special thanks goes to:

AntiqueTrail.com member shops and their customers

The state welcome centers

John Wild and Jennifer Dodson of Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Tourism Bureau

Ronnie Earles and Kim Mosley of Davis Printing

AntiqueTrail.com staff

And, many, many others who have encouraged and supported the trail

All States: AntiqueTrail.com
Contact E-mail: Marcia@AntiqueTrail.com
Contact Phone: (256) 797-5640
Webmaster Email: Admin@AntiqueTrail.com

Last Updated: 3/26/2017
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