Professional Qualifications

Accredited Senior Appraiser Tested and Designated in Fine Arts, American Society
of Appraisers

Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts, University of California, Irvine


Master of Arts, Art History, Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design
and the Arts

  • Thesis: Beyond the Sensation: The French Embassy’s Statue Attributed
    to Michelangelo
  • Foreign Language Graduate Examination: Italian
  • Foreign Languages Studied: Italian and French
  • Graduate Research: Conducted in New York City and Florence, Italy

Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, Arizona State University

Lifetime Teaching Certificate in Art History, Community Colleges of Arizona

Professional Committees

  • Membership Chair, International Personal Property Committee, American Society
    of Appraisers, 2008-Present
  • Elected Member, Art Table, New York, 2010-Present
  • Co-chair, Personal Property Post-conference Day, International Appraisers Conference, Phoenix, 2012
  • Member, Personal Property Planning Committee, International Appraisers Conference, Phoenix, 2012
  • Executive Board, International Personal Property Committee, American Society
    of Appraisers, 2009-2011
  • Leadership Board, International American Society of Appraisers,
  • President, Phoenix-Metro Chapter American Society of Appraisers, 2005-2007
  • Secretary, Phoenix-Metro Chapter American Society of Appraisers, 2002-2005
  • Secretary, Alumni Chapter of Herberger Institute for Design and the Art,
    Arizona State University, 2006-2009
  • Board Member, Artlink, Inc., 2008-2009
  • Leadership Council, College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter, Arizona State University, 2006-2008
  • Founding Member, Advocacy for the Arts, Arizona State University College of
    Law, 2005
  • Member, Steering Committee, Inaugural Quest for the Arts, West Valley Arts Council, 2004

Selected Speaking and Lecture Engagements

  • Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, Arizona
  • Art History 480 (Research Methods), Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
  • Soroptomist Club, Goodyear, Arizona
  • Future Builders, Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • College of Estate Planning Attorneys, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Auction Systems, Phoenix, Arizona
  • American Society of Appraisers, Phoenix, Arizona

Selected Conferences and Seminars

  • International Conference, American Society of Appraisers, Phoenix, Arizona, 2012 including:
    The Bank, the Collector, the Artist’s Estate: The Role of the Appraiser
    The Color of Money: Pitfall or Profit with Andrea Fiuczynski, President, Christie’s, Los Angeles

  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 2012

  • Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona, 18th Annual Summer Forum, Phoenix, 2012 including:
    Tax Update: Straight from the IRS with Wesley R. Scott, J.D., Office of Chief, Estate & Gift Tax Program, IRS, Phoenix
    Nuts & Bolts: Taxes & Compliance for Non-Profits with Caroline Secher, CPA

  • Personal Property Report Writing: An Update, American Society of
    Appraisers, 2012

  • Personal Property Conference, American Society of Appraisers, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012 Including:
    Audubon Paintings and Prints with Marc Fagan, Director of Consignments, Neal Auction Company, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Art Scene in NOLA After Hurricane Katrina, with Jean Bragg, Owner,
    Jean Bragg Gallery
    Edgar Degas in NOLA: What Affected Whom?  with Lisa Rotondo-McCord, Assistant Director for Art, New Orleans Museum of Art

  • International Society of Appraisers Annual Conference, Tempe, Arizona, 2012 Including:
    Inspection Techniques for Fine Art: How to Recognize Condition Aspects and How Aspects Affect Value with Brian Roughton, Director of American & European Art, Heritage Auctions
    Auction Houses and Galleries: How Do They Value Art to Sell? with Brad Richardson, Owner, Scottsdale Art Auction and John Marzolf, Owner,
    Biltmore Galleries
    How Do We Know What’s Real?  Approaching the Question of Authenticity with Dr. Marianne Berardi, Senior Fine Arts Expert, Heritage Auctions

  • National IRS Symposium on Valuation Issues, Los Angeles, California, 2011 Including:
    Valuation in the United States Tax Court with The Honorable James S. Halpern, Judge, U.S. Tax Court
    Personal Property Valuation Gift & Estate Tax Regulations with Joseph E. Bothwell, Lead Appraiser, IRS Art Appraisal Services

  • Art Table Advancing Leadership and Professional Development in the Visual Arts, New York City, 2011, Hosted by Lisa Dennison, Chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America Including:
    Career Paths to Leadership with panelists such as Emily Rafferty, President, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Holly Hotchner, Executive Director, Museum of Arts and Design
    Modern Women: Women at the Museum of Modern Art with Connie Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art
    Artists Beyond the Studio with panelists such as Holly Block, Executive Director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts
    Current Trends in Arts Philanthropy with panelists such as Marsha Semmel, Deputy Director for Museums and Director for Strategic Partnerships, Institute of Museum & Library Services
    Studio Tours of Internationally Known Artists Mickalene Thomas and
    Shinique Smith

  • International Conference, American Society of Appraisers, Orlando, Florida, 2009 including:
    IRS Regulations Specific to Personal Property,
    Fakes, Frauds and Due Diligence

  • IRS Symposium Practicing Before the IRS-Laws, Regulations and Common Sense Estate Tax and Charitable Contribution Appraisals, Irvine, California, 2008

  • International Conference, American Society of Appraisers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008 including:
    Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990

    Appraisal Issues: Authenticity, Condition and Valuation

  • International Conference, American Society of Appraisers, Brooklyn, New York, 2006 including:
    Appraising in Disaster Situations
    Art and Decorative Objects Theft: The FBI and the Appraisal Profession

  • Printmaking, Phoenix, Arizona, 2005

  • Insurance, Appraisers and the Law: Fine and Decorative Arts, Irvine, California, 2002

Consultant Projects

  • Consultant, Alpha Monster Art Collective, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Lead Creative Market Strategist and Consulting Founder, Charitable Heart, Arizona

Awards and Grants

  • Presenter of Outstanding Graduate Award, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Convocation, Arizona State University, 2008-2010
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member in Art History and Humanities, Rio Salado College, 2008 (Adjunct Faculty Member 2005-Present)
  • Travel Grant, Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the
    Arts, 1998

Community Activity

  • Circles of Support Member, Phoenix Art Museum
  • Salon Member, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Member, West Valley Art Museum
  • Member, Local First Arizona

Donation of time and knowledge at various appraisal fairs to raise funds for non-profit organizations such as those involved in the cure for canine cancer.