About Ed Gold
Ed Gold has led a life that reads like a Hollywood script, so it is only fitting that he started off in Hollywood as a kid. His father was a Hollywood producer, and Ed grew up on studio back-lots, playing cowboys on the sets of Westerns with only one rule: if you can see the camera, it can see you!;
Surrounded by luminaries from such a young age, Ed quickly became accustomed to being near the limelight, if not squarely in it. Once he set out on his own, Ed took a path around the globe.
Ed has taught scuba diving for the U.S. Navy in Hawaii and was one of the first certified windsurfing instructors in the U.S. He spent years as Cat Stevens’ right-hand man, touring the world with the musician at the height of his popularity. Ed even had a stint as an auctioneer for an industrial auction company in Los Angeles.
It was inevitable that Ed would return to Hollywood, and he spent twenty years in the entertainment business, starting as a studio grip and then worked his way up to creating, writing, and producing projects for television and the big screen ranging from CBS’s award winning movie “Kids Like These” to Disney’s “Operation Dumbo Drop.” In recognition of his work, Ed has received the Easter Seals Communication Award, Media Access Award, Christopher Award and Rehabilitation Congress of America Award.
Ed decided to take a break from “Hollywood” and moved to Northern California with his wife, Joanne, and spent years raising their two sons and staying active in charity organizations like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, City of Hope, and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Bay Area. It was at the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Bay Area auction in 2007 that he saw Greg Quiroga perform and thought, “There’s something that I would love to do.”
He cold-called Greg, got a sit-down interview, and the two have been working together ever since. That was ten years ago, in the intervening time Ed has become one of the most knowledgeable fundraising auction consultants in the Bay Area, and a favorite auctioneer at many fundraising auction events.
Ed lives in Pacifica with his wife Joanne, and their dog Satchel. Ed’s sons, Turner and Kyle are both away at college; a condition Ed is still growing accustomed to! Ed is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and a certified Benefit Auction Specialist.