Meet the Team
Scott was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, and in 1971 started visiting Hilton Head the 1st week in June annually with the rest of the Tracy family, who all came from Ohio. After a BBA in Accountancy and an MBA in Taxation from Notre Dame, Scott worked in Dallas in public accounting, then in family back offices, running tax departments for many years, including a 14-year year stint with Ross Perot, his family, and their many entities. Scott is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Estate Liquidator through the American Society of Estate Liquidators.
Jennifer is a native Texan who recently moved to Bluffton to be closer to family. Jennifer spent 16 years in the nursing field. The majority of her nursing career was spent in oncology, home hospice and home health, often caring for patients at the end of life. She also had a passion for antiques and anything that connected her to her past. Jennifer started working for one of the top estate sale companies in Dallas, Texas. Realizing that she could combine her love of helping people and her passion for things cherished, Relics Estate Sales was born. Jennifer is a Professional Estate Liquidator, certified through the American Society of Estate Liquidators, she is also currently enrolled at the Asheford Institute of Antiques pursuing her certification as a PACC-certified appraiser.
Ken brings extensive experience to Relics Estate Sales and Consignments. Ken is managing the Relics Ebay store and assisting with consignments. He has two bachelor’s degree from Harvard, including a degree in art history. Additionally, Ken has managed a successful Ebay store since 2005. Ken’s career began in 1978, when he was headed to a career of museum studies. He ended up working for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), but his passion for antiquities took him on a new path. Ken and his, wife, Nancy have owned three different antique malls over the years. Through the years, he developed a love for silver, fine arts, books, coins, stamps — anything with history and quality. Ken also has experience in estate liquidating. Most notably, he sold Nicholas and Alexandria’s artifacts from the Winter Palace and cleaned out a general store that had been locked up since the mid-1950s.
Kelly Goldsmith is a personal property appraiser. She brings more than 20 years of appraisal and liquidation experience. As a generalist appraiser, Kelly has specialized experience in furniture, fine art and decorative arts of the 18th-21st centuries. She discovered her interest in all things old while attending an estate sale for the first time in the 1990s. “The hunt was great,” Goldsmith said, “but even better, it led to a job working for another appraiser, teacher and mentor where I discovered a love of learning and the relevance of antiques and history.” Goldsmith enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for historic relics with others and helping to educate about the importance of our tangible assets and heritage. As an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers, Kelly’s reports are written to current industry, ISA and USPAP standards.
Meet Uma Jean! Uma has become a favorite of our clients and is a very important part of Relics Estate Sales. She was found at a busy intersection in Garland, Texas by a construction worker and was brought to a rescue. Unfortunately, her original parents could not be found. Her picture was placed on the internet and Scott and Jennifer found her. It was love at first sight! She loves people and is the sweetest girl ever. She is a super “happy go lucky” girl in the morning. She loves her morning walks with Scott. Otherwise, she is just happy to be in her bed. She loves the hugs, kisses and greetings from customers! We feel so lucky to have found her! You can meet her at our store or any of our estate sales. She often sits on our check out table in her bed, so come meet her!