Accredited Appraiser in South Florida

Ethically serve my community and clients by sharing knowledge and providing professional services.

Summary of Qualifications
Completed the required courses, specialty appraiser courses, and full-time apprenticeship ahead of schedule; excellent researching skills; self-taught in many areas of antiques and residential household contents; daily study of market trends and new subjects; enjoy helping Clients make educated decisions

University of Maryland, ISA Accredited, exam tested; Some of many courses taken are listed below:
International Society of Appraisers (ISA): Antiques/Residential Contents Specialty Course; Fine Art Specialty Course; Appraiser re-qualification: 2005, 2010, 2015, 2018; latest USPAP re-qualification completed 2019
American Society of Appraisers: Expert Witness Testimony course
Broward County School System: Valuing Antique and Collectible Clocks; Silver Identification
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton: Antiques and Collectibles; Period Furniture; Fine Art
Appraising Oriental Rugs
2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018 Chapel Hill Antique Courses: Ivory; Asian Porcelain and Pottery; Period Furniture; Clock and Barometers; Art Deco and Art Nouveau Silver; Delft Porcelains; Wood Identification; Period Furniture Wood Identification; British, Chinese, and Indian Silver; Pressed, Blown and Cut Glass, 1700-1930; Georgian Furniture; Rural American Furniture; Modernism; English Furniture 1760-1850
Many Seminars and Webinars, including Asian Decorative Art, Coins and Stamps, IRS Statue Changes
2011 Clock Specialty Corse – ISA/NAWCC

Accredited Personal Property Appraiser – International Society of Appraisers (ISA); Completed the core and specialty courses for conducting the various types of appraisals within the required IRS law and ISA ethics

1991 to 1991 – Individual Courses Offered by Consulting Firms
Completed a series of business courses, including Train the Trainer, Keane Effective Project Management, Negotiation Skills, Team Building, Information Mapping, Business and Technical Writing

1986 to 1991 – Palm Beach State College
Completed numerous core and management classes pursuant to a degree in Business Administration

Work Experience
3/2001 – Present Personal Property Appraiser / Appraisals by the Sea
2011 Art Appraiser for the TLC Channel show, Hoarders: Buried Alive, South Florida episodes
2008 – Present Appraiser for Charitable Organizations of Pre-sale inventory
2008-20015 Auction Support Staff: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
9/2001 – 2008 Antiques Classes: Instructor, Broward County School System, Fort Lauderdale
3/2000 – 4/2002 Personal Property Appraiser, DMAS, Inc., Pompano Beach
2/2000 – 12/2002 Auction Support Staff: Bill Hood and Sons Auction Gallery, Delray Beach
7/1999 – 2008 Client Services: eBay Internet Sales
8/1986 – 7/1999 Management, Analytical, Seminar Trainer: National Council on Compensation Insurance

President of the Palm Beach / Fort Lauderdale ISA chapter, 2002 – 2004
Vice President of the Palm Beach / Fort Lauderdale ISA chapter, 2001 – 2002, 2011
Treasurer of the Palm Beach / Fort Lauderdale ISA chapter, 2004 – 2005, 2009 – 2010
Corresponding Secretary, South Florida chapter, 2008 – 2009
Active member of the local ISA Florida chapter, 1999 – Present
Member of the Boca Raton NADP (National Association of Divorce Professionals) 2017 – Present