With over 30 years’ experience, Mike Kinney is a highly sought after provider of services in the auctioneering, motorsports, emcee, and lifestyle event realms. With his unique bass-baritone voice, commanding room presence, and long flowing mane of snow white hair, Mike always conveys a memorial impression. From humble beginnings serving as an announcer for “local” race tracks in Southern Iowa, Mike’s career has expanded to becoming the face, and the voice, for numerous events on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond.
Mike has had the pleasure of working with, and learning from, some the best in the business. Examples include Dave McClelland (the voice of NHRA and SEMA); Paul C. Behr, World Wide College of Auctioneering; George Barris, Barris Kustom Industries; Stacey David, Rattletrap Productions; Tom “Spanky” and Amy Assiter, Assiter Auctioneers; John Nicholls, Nicholls Auction Market Marking Group; Jill Marie Wiles, Benefit Auctions 360; Shannon K. Mays, Shannon and Associates; Brian Rigby, Professional Ringmen’s Institute; Tim Kruse, Reppert School of Auctioneering; and Brent Earlywine, Earlywine Auctions.
Mike has provided emcee/auctioneer services for a series of charitable organizations throughout the Southwest United Sates and beyond. Examples include: SEMA Cares; The Lili Claire Foundation; Speedway Children’s Charities; Finding Autistic Solutions for Tomorrow; Las Vegas Public Broadcast System (Vegas PBS); Conquer Paralysis Now; Fallen Officer’s Fund; American Parkinson Disease Association of Southern Nevada; Saint Baldrick’s Association; Nevada Sportsman Unlimited; and the White Horse Youth Ranch Project.
In a similar manner, Mike has served as emcee/announcer for numerous motorsport events, including NHRA, NASCAR, SCORE International, performance boat races, and monster truck competitions. In addition, Mike has served as auctioneer/emcee/host for events at prominent locations including numerous Las Vegas Strip venues (e.g., The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino; MGM Grand Hotel and Casino; Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino; South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa; Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino), private estates in Brentwood, CA and Las Vegas, NV; the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA; and the Playboy Mansion.
Collectively, Mike Kinney has developed a very well-deserved reputation of being truly one of kind and has a unique skill set that is second to none which in turn has generated over $2 million in revenue for various charitable organizations throughout the United States.