April Brown was born in Eastern Washington and has lived within a few miles of the downtown Seattle core for almost 30 years. In 1992, she decided to devote her life to animal rescue and a few months later, Whisker City was born. To fund her charity, she became an auctioneer and parlayed that experience into a thriving charity auction company. She credits scores of jobs for preparing her for the career she's enjoyed for more than 25 years.
After high school graduation she half-heartedly attended a Bible college in Nashville, Tennessee. Disillusioned with organized religion, she quit school and looked for work in the social justice field. She became a matron at Tennessee Preparatory School and was encouraged by an undercover Vice officer to apply for a job as a police officer. She was one of five women to attend the first class for women recruits for the Nashville Davidson County Police Department. That experience helped her investigate and interview witnesses for “Poetic Justice”.
In the 80's she worked at Warner Brothers Studio, booked guests for Chuck Barris Productions and scouted talent for Larry Flynt Publications. She returned to Washington state and designed at sold custom kimonos for her own shop, Kimono Madness. She got the comedy bug from Jenny Jones and began writing and performing stand-up routines at local taverns and produced local comedy shows. She performed a stint at Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store in Los Angeles, California and moved to Seattle and continued performing standup. She worked at KIRO TV and KSEA FM and launched Bullet Publicity - a press agency, managed a health club, legal secretary for Washington State Attorney General's office and she finally landed on the dual career she enjoys today.
Charity Auction World is a solid and growing business and funds much of her philanthropy. One of the perks of both volunteering and working in the charity world is that good people surround her nearly every waking hour. She credits her clients courage and optimism and her purposeful life.