Our Team

Barbara Bonnette

International Champion Auctioneer
Realtor, GPPA, CAI and AARE
2006 International Women’s Auctioneer Champion
2000 Louisiana State Champion Auctioneer

Barbara has knowledge in every aspect of asset marketing, management, and liquidation and is both locally and nationally recognized.
(318) 443-6614barbara@bonnetteauctions.com


  • Graduate of Nashville Auction School
  • Graduate of Certified Auctioneers Institute (equal to Masters Degree in Auctioneering) at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent
  • Certified Accredited Auctioneers of Real Estate


  • National Auctioneers Association
  • LA Auctioneers Association
  • TX Auctioneers Association
  • NAF Board of Directors
  • Holds Auctioneer License in 23 states
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • NAA Booster Club member


  • 2007-2019 National Auctioneer Foundation Board of Trustees
  • 2007-2011 Education Trustee Institution
  • 2010-2011 Education Trustee Chair
  • Recipient of Commendations and Awards for Over 100 Charitable benevolences, raising Hundreds of Thousands in the Name of Charity
  • National Auctioneers Association Convention Speaker
  • Served on International Auctioneer Championship Committee of National Auctioneers Association
  • Chaired membership committee
  • 2005 NAA Public Relations Committee
  • 2003-2006 Director of National Auctioneers Association
  • 2007 Appointment – National Association of Realtors
  • Received Key to the City of Alexandria for outstanding achievements
  • Served as Vice Chairman of LA Auctioneers Licensing Board
  • Past President of Louisiana Auctioneers Association
  • 2014 Inductee Louisiana Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame
  • 2007-2010 Education Institute Trustee
  • Chairman GPPA Committee
  • Taught Continuing Education for the State of Louisiana
  • School Fund Raising Auctioneer
  • Notary

Chris Lemoine, CAI

Managing Partner: Bonnette Auctions, Louisiana Outdoor Properties

Real Estate, Agribusiness and Equipment Specialist

Mr. Lemoine is a very active management professional with over 38 years combined experience in the Real Estate, Land and Auction business. Known for his integrity, honesty and straight forwardness in his management skills. Lemoine is recognized as a leader in his field. Although Louisiana based, his companies are nationally poised with an extensive track record of large timberland, farmland, and recreational property sales throughout the country.

Chris Lemoine started his involvement in the timberland and recreational property business in 1978 while attending LSU. Chris has been actively engaged in sales and acquisitions of timber and recreational property tracts most of his life. He earned his real estate license in 2000 and has since been a top agent in the timberland and recreational property sector. He has a loyal following of repeat clients and investors. Chris is an avid outdoors man, conservationist, and land owner managing his own hunting properties.

(318) 359-2394 or (318) 443-6614chris@bonnetteauctions.com


  • Auctioneer
  • Real Estate Agent, Licensed in Louisiana & Mississippi
  • Member National Auctioneer Association
  • Member National Auctioneer Foundation
  • Member Louisiana Auctioneer Association
  • Corporate President & CEO
  • Private Pilot


  • Attended LSU
  • World Wide College of Auctioneering
  • Burk Baker Real Estate School
  • Cessna Pilot School
  • CAI Designation, University of Indiana (Certified Auctioneers Institute, Equal to Masters Degree in Auctioneering)


  • 2005-2010 Managing Partner for Cabela’s Trophy Properties Louisiana
  • United Country Town & Country Realty, Alexandria, LA, Owner/CEO 2010-2014
  • Bonnette Auction Company, Alexandria, LA, Managing Partner 2009-Present
    • Nationally positioned and based in Louisiana
  • Louisiana Outdoor Properties, Cottonport, LA, Co-Owner/Managing Partner 2000-Present
    • Since 2000 has been continuously engaged in sales of recreational, hunting, timberland, and farmland, also nationally positioned and based in Louisiana.
  • Lemoine Farms, Property Management and Land Co., Owner/CEO 1979-Present
    • Since 1979 has been involved in crop production, farm management and land management involving numerous real estate transactions and acquisitions.
    • 2012 Ranked #7 office in the country, #1 office in Louisiana for United Country Real Estate.
    • 2011-2012 Land Reports America’s Best Brokerages.
    • 2012 Ranked #1 for largest average sale price per sale in United Country offices.

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