About Liberty Pawn & Gold

WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS ASSOCIATION AND THE FREDERICKSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

Liberty Pawn & Gold is owned and operated by Dave and Tammy Munsee. Dave is from Richmond and Tammy was born in Fredericksburg, VA. They have been married for 35 years and have a son that attended Fredericksburg Christian School, Riverbend High School and recently graduated from West Virginia University. The Munsee’s are members of the Fredericksburg Rod and Gun Club and are active volunteers and participants in the community.
Liberty Pawn and Gold is proudly affilliated with the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and are members of the National Pawnbrokers Association.

Meet the Staff

Dave Munsee

Dave is our owner and fearless leader. Dave & his wife Tammy opened the 1st store 8 years ago and have grown it into the most successful chain of pawn shops in the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania area with 3 stores. Dave grew up in Richmond and he & Tammy have been married for over 35 years. His most favorite past times are fishing, hunting & golfing.

Tammy Munsee

Tammy is one of our owners and the “Mother Hen” of the Liberty Team. Tammy is a true outdoors-woman and enjoys everything from camping and fishing to hiking and hunting. Her true passion is rock hounding and has traveled all over the US, especially out west, to find the most rare and precious rocks and minerals the Earth has to offer. You can check out a small piece of her collection at the 3rd store on rt 3 which she manages.

Shane Sobonya

Shane is our longest tenured employee and has seen the company grow from 1 small store on rt. 3 to our 3 locations in Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania. Shane manages our second location and is also our resident guitar expert. He is a true music enthusiast but especially enjoys playing his guitar, an Edwards EJFX. While he is not playing his guitar, Shane enjoys keeping and maintaining his 3 fish tanks. Ironically however, he is allergic to shell fish.

Kevin VanHyning

Kevin has been with us for 3 years now and goes to whichever store needs him the most. In his time here he has become a certified gemologist and works as an amateur horologist (clock maker). This busy grandfather of three enjoys fishing when he can, but his grandkids keep him running. Kevin and his son have collected sports cards for years and he is a die-hard Steelers fan all the way.

Erik Hawkins

Erik “The Sharkmaster” Hawkins has been with the Liberty Team for 3 years and originally hails from Colorado. He and his wife, Theresa, love traveling anywhere a cruise ship will take them. When Erik isn’t sailing the high seas, he enjoys doing home improvement projects and working on his cars. However, it has been rumored on the weekends he DJ’s in Richmond under the alias “Sharkmaster Flex”! Watch out…this guy’s full of mystery.

Mark Tirak

Mark currently works at our largest location on Stoney Creek
Dr. He is a pawn veteran and brings with him over 25 years of experience
and knowledge. This dedicated and hard worker likes to relax by tending
to his vegetable garden and creating culinary concoctions with the
results. You might be able to strike up a conversation about his vintage
radio collection or his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Josh Ratliff

Josh has been with the team for 3 years manages our newly
redesigned store on Rt. 3. Josh is an avid firearm enthusiast and is
regarded as the top gun seller in the company. He is also works along
side our internet sales representative helping out with Internet
Activity as needed. The self-proclaimed “Emperor” can often be found out
at the range with Carl or at his favorite restaurant, Chipotle.

Chris Mihalko

Chris is one of our greener employees but has quickly proven his value in a very short time. Chris handles a variety of items that we see come in but one of his passions are video games, new and old, and he brings that passion with him every day to the store. His favorite is the all-time classic, The Legend of Zelda. Chris never let games get in the way of his studies though. He graduated in the top 15% of his graduating class nation-wide. That’s one smart gamer!

John Traposo

John is one of the team members at our 3rd store on rt. 3.
He's a newbie in the pawn game but has already been a tremendous asset.
Before his time with Liberty Pawn and Gold he was in the US Navel Sea
Cadet program for 5 years and was awarded the national title of Cadet of
the Year in 2013. If this isn't enough to impress, he is also a licensed
scuba diver!

Wilson Toombs

Wilson is a long-time fixture at Liberty Pawn and has been with us for over 4 years. He is a jack of many trades and handles everything from Firearms & Sporting Goods to Art & Jewelry. Wilson is the second longest employee to be with us only behind Shane. In his off time he enjoys farming his 5 acres of land and taking care of his pet reptiles.

Anna Huckabee

Anna is our Internet Sales Manager and presides over the eCommerce departments for all 3 stores. She has been with us for over 3 years and has developed an expertise in Pandora jewelry and vintage comic books. Anna also enjoys yard saling and antiquing and never misses an opportunity for a bargain. Her prized possession is her over 100 piece rubber duck collection which she has spent the last 5 years cultivating.

Erin Bailey

Erin has been with us since October and has quickly brightened up the place with her infectious, bubbly personality. This home-grown Super Mom was born and raised in Spotsylvania County and has 4 beautiful daughters. Erin handles a variety of items on a day to day basis, but her passion is jewelry and gemstones and she is currently getting GIA certified. This passion comes mostly from her love for nature, especially butterflies. Just like her, they’re One of a Kind!