Lindy was born and raised in Curtis, Nebraska where he grew up in and around the agriculture and auction industry. Since he was old enough to go with his Dad, Lindy attended and worked in sale barns and around farming. This all led him and his brother to attend the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, IA, in 1967 and Lindy has been involved in the auction business ever since. Lindy also farmed for 12 years in Hayes County before moving back to Curtis where he currently resides. In 2003 Lindy obtained his real estate salesman license and worked for Old West Realty of Gothenburg for 5 years, till they merged with Gothenburg Realty in 2008. In July of 2008 Lindy obtained his brokers license and then worked as an associate broker with Gothenburg Realty until he left to start Old West Realty and Auction. Lindy has 2 children, Robin Elson of Curtis, NE and Gerud Elson of Curtis, NE. He is a member of the Curtis Volunteer Fire Department and an EMT with the Frontier County Ambulance Department. He is a member of the National Realtors Association, Nebraska Realtors Association, Dawson County Board of Realtors and the Nebraska Auctioneers Association.
Regina was born and raised northwest of McCook, NE, where she gained her love of agriculture by helping her family operate their cow/calf and farming operation. After graduating from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis she remained in Curtis where she spent the next 14 years working for the Curtis Telephone Company as one of their accountants and marketing manager. Wanting to work in a more agriculture based field, she left the phone company in 2006 and ran for County Assessor and is currently serving her second term as the Frontier County Assessor. Starting in 2002, in her spare time, Regina started helping work auctions as a clerk, cashier and ring man for a local auction company. In 2005 Regina attended the World Wild College of Auctioneering and became an auctioneer, and has been working as an auctioneer ever since. She especially enjoys auctioneering for charity events and competing in auctioneer competitions and was fortunate enough to have won the following titles: Nebraska 2007 Rookie of the Year, 2nd Runner Up in the 2009 Women’s International Competition, 2010 Nebraska Runner Up and the 2013 Nebraska Auctioneer Champion. In March of 2011 Regina received her real estate salesman license and partnered up with Lindy Elson to form Old West Realty and Auction. In August of 2015 she received her brokers license and now serves as an Associate Broker. Regina has served on numerous local boards and committees and is currently serving as Treasurer of the Frontier County Fair Board, and President of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association. When Regina isn’t working she enjoys working with her cow/calf operation, cross stitching, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Sheila is a proud native of Southwest Nebraska, born and raised on a farm & ranch just northwest of McCook, where her family raised corn, wheat & cattle. She was very active in the family farm and helped out with all aspects of it. In fact a few years after graduating from McCook High School, she married and settled on her grandparent’s farm just across the canyon from where she grew up, with her husband Travis Werkmeister. Sheila & Travis are currently farming & ranching today on her grandparent’s farm. They take great pride in being the 4th generation stewards of her families land and have spent many hours fixing, repairing and updating the farm. They also keep very busy raising their four daughters, Hayley, Erin, Riley & Kali. Along with farming & ranching and raising a family Sheila drives a school bus for McCook Public Schools which she has done for almost 20 years. She also clerks, cashiers and helps set up auctions for Old West Realty & Auction. She has an associate’s degree from McCook Community College and received her real estate license in February of 2017. Living all her life in southwest Nebraska, Sheila is very familiar with McCook and the surrounding communities not to mention the people that make up these communities. This makes her a huge asset to anyone looking to buy or sell residential, commercial, and recreational & agriculture properties. She will also be serving as one of Old West Realty & Auctions reps for booking auctions & selling machinery on Auctiontime. Contact her today either by phone or email, she is excited to go to work for you.