Christie King is the founder of C King Benefit Auctions, launching the company in 2007 after working in her family business, J. P. King Auction Company, for 20 years. Christie served on several boards of both local and national charities throughout her years with J. P. King, finding her passion lay with contributing to these nonprofits. When she decided she wanted to make that service her life, she did it the best way she knew how: auctions. Since then, she has raised millions of dollars for women, children, medical foundations, and other nonprofits.
After establishing C King Benefit Auctions, Christie earned her Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation through the National Auctioneers Association. During her 30-year auction career, she has been an Alabama Grand Champion Auctioneer, president of the Alabama Auctioneers Association, and was inducted into both the Alabama and National Auctioneers Hall of Fame. She became the first female president elected to both the National Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Foundation. Today, Christie is an instructor on benefit auctions at the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute offered at Indiana University. She received the Women of Distinction award from the Girl Scouts of Northeast Alabama and served two terms on the Alabama State Board of Auctioneers. Christie has taught seminars in over thirty states and is a member and presenter with the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Christie attends Ohatchee Church of Christ and has been married to her husband, Mike Ray, since 1999.