Curriculum vitae — Matthew McNeil, B.A.
Oklappraiser@aol.com — (405) 820-2814
Matt McNeil is a fifth generation Oklahoman on his father’s side, and holds his baccalaureate in American History from Newman (formerly Sacred Heart) University, from which he was graduated magna cum laude.
While in undergraduate school, he was an active member of Pi Gamma Mu, L’Alliance Française, and The Newman Society.
He has been in the antiques trade since the age of nine, and has been conducting estate sales full time since 2000.
He taught while abroad for four years (in the Republic of South Korea, through a cultural exchange program). While abroad, he taught English as a second language, and also tutored students in American history.
He worked for and subsequently owned a successful antiques business in Oklahoma City for seven years after his return to the United States in 1993; however, he sold this business in February 2000. Since that time, he has worked exclusively in the personal property appraisal, estate liquidation and brokerage professions.
He completed the basic ISA (International Society of Appraisers) accreditation course in Hartford, CT, in 2000. He then continued on with his ISA pathway course work in Antiques & Residential Contents (Chicago, IL, 2000) and, finally, Fine Arts (San Antonio, TX, 2001). He completed his board examination, full peer review, and remaining course work for full ISA certification in late 2001/early 2002, and was granted full certification (including the right to use the coveted “ISA CAPP” appellation) at the annual ISA conference in Seattle in April 2002. (N.b.: The average ISA member takes approximately twelve years of general membership before attempting to attain the coveted CAPP designation.)
He was a fully certified member of ISA from April 2002 until 2017, at which time he decided to concentrate solely upon his firm’s estate liqudation division.
He served for around five years on KFOR (our local NBC affiliate) as the co-host of an art and antiques evaluation show know as “Trash Or Treasure?”
McNeil Liquidations was awarded a coveted “Best of The City” award from Slice magazine in 2014, and was the recipient of Angie’s List’s Super Service award for three years running.
Mr. McNeil was awarded the “Person of the Year” award by Oklahoma City’s Executive Success Club in December 2014.
Mr. McNeil has been a speaker/presenter, author and/or consultant for the following non-profit organizations, among others:
- The International Society of Appraisers‘ National Newsletter (published, 2000)
- The International Society of Appraisers, National Convention Presenter (Chicago, IL – National Conference, 2005)
- The International National Society of Appraisers, North Texas Chapter, Dallas
- The Integris Third Age Life Center, Oklahoma City
- The Central Oklahoma Antiques Dealers’ Guild, Oklahoma City
- The Early American Glass Club, Oklahoma City Chapter
- The Northwest Oklahoma City Questers’ Club
- St. Gregory’s College (Mabee-Gerrer Museum), Shawnee
- The Oklahoma Historical Society
- The Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
- The Minco Historical Society & Museum
- The Mustang Historical Society & Museum
- The Cherokee Strip Historical Association
- The Chisholm Trail Museum (Kingfisher, OK)
He holds a strong interest in Texas wildflowers, native tree plantings, genealogy, dogs, reading, cooking, and cinema.
He is passionate about the rescuing and fostering of unwanted companion animals, and about educating the public on the dire need to spay or neuter companion animals, and has fostered dogs for Hounds of the Heartland (a.k.a. the Central Oklahoma Greyhound Rescue), Pets & People Humane Society, The Oklahoma Chihuahua Rescue, Rocky Spot Dalmatian Rescue, the Oklahoma Beagle Rescue, The Bella Foundation, and Okie Dokie Cocker Spaniel Rescue.