Hope Meares is a partner and co-founder of Meares and Associates, LLC. She is a licensed auctioneer in South Carolina and works full-time in Anderson School District 1 as a National Certified Teacher, currently in K5 kindergarten.


Anderson School District One, presently
Hope is a full-time, Nationally Certified, teacher. She has taught fourth grade, first and second grade science and currently K5 kindergarten. In addition, she is currently the Palmetto Elementary School Teacher of the Year for the 2011-12 school year.

Meares and Associates, LLC, 2008 - present
Hope has been a licensed auctioneer in the state of South Carolina for the past ten years and works in the fundraising auction division, Bowtie Benefit Auctions. She has conducted auctions for Clemson basketball coach Oliver Purnell, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney (Ladies Day), Ronald McDonald House and the Greenville Jaycees. In addition, she has consulted with groups to streamline and solidify their live and silent auctions within their event.

In addition to consulting, Hope works with the main auction team of Bowtie Benefit Auctions as a bid spotter and auction recorder.

Meares Auction Group, 2000 - present
Hope has worked with the commercial auction division, Meares Auction Group, in the capacity of clerk, cashier and online auction monitor on a part-time basis. She is the lead auctioneer for the Ladies Only auction for the company.


  • Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Early Childhood Education degree, 2000
  • Southeastern School of Auctioneering, Greenville, SC - Auctioneer training, 2001
  • National Board Teacher Certification - 2008
  • Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC - Master of Education degree


Auctioneer, Fundraising Auction consultant, Auction recorder, Bid spotter