In 2013, he realized his dream by attending Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point, N.C. Being involved with some local nonprofits and learning what an auction could do to help a nonprofit raise money, Shipley soon brought auctioneering to their benefit. Shipley’s first auction was for Carroll Community College’s Starry Night event, where he raised $7,000 in seven minutes. At another local charity auction, the money raised has doubled with Shipley’s help in the past three years. It brings an excitement to the event.