Auctioneer Spotlight: Alan Ridderhof

Alan Ridderhof believes that land-based life isn’t for him. As a celebrated auctioneer with Park West, that’s a good thing. Alan loves the lifestyle that comes with working at sea, but more than anything, he loves connecting people with the perfect work of art. While cruise ship life has no shortage of challenges, Alan opts to turn them all into opportunities. This is his story.

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    Nilesh Gurung is a full-time auctioneer, art advocate, and world traveler. Growing up, Nilesh had a knack for the creative arts, whether it was singing or visual art, but couldn’t find the proper outlet to express himself. Upon hearing about Park West, Nilesh immediately leapt at the opportunity, and is now a talented auctioneer who loves spreading the joy of fine art with clients around the globe.

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  • Auctioneer Spotlight: Lucy Orbell

    Since beginning her career with Park West in 2014, Lucy Orbell has collected more memories than she can count. When Lucy isn’t absorbing the spirit of a new country, she’s inspiring cruise guests to embrace the world of art.

    Encompassing the best characteristics of an onboard art auctioneer—positivity, open-mindedness, and drive—Lucy is looking ahead to many more exciting contracts at sea.

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  • Auctioneer Spotlight: Wouter and Tineke Coetsee

    Engaging, fun-loving, and extremely passionate—these are three ways to describe Wouter and Tineke Coetsee. With over four years experience at sea, Wouter and Tineke have brightened the lives (and homes) of hundreds of art collectors, but not without transforming these encounters into lifelong friendships. Embodying the essence of Park West’s mission—making art collecting meaningful, memorable, and fun—these South African natives have found travel companions and even, wedding guests, among their auction attendees.

    After a successful contract aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, Wouter and Tineke are currently enjoying a relaxing vacation before setting sail on their next adventure.

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