New Designees

James Aulbaugh, RES

  James Aulbaugh, RES, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in March of this year. Mr. Aulbaugh is an appraiser with the Jefferson County Appraisal District in Texas, a position he has held for the past five years. Prior to his work for Jefferson County, James was a fee appraiser for 25 years in a family-owned business. He earned a bachelor of science in communication from Lamar University in 1983. Mr. Aulbaugh has been an IAAO member since 2013 and currently serves as president of the Three Rivers Chapter for the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts. 


 
     

Nikolaus Cutrell, RES, AAS

  Nikolaus Cutrell, RES, AAS, completed the requirements for the Assessment Administration Specialist in March 2016. Mr. Cutrell has been a Residential Manager for the Leon County Property Appraiser in Tallahassee, Florida, for the past five years. Before becoming a Residential Manager, Mr. Cutrell held the positions of Residential Field Appraiser, Commercial Field Appraiser, and Residential Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Science in geography from Florida State University. Aside from his membership in IAAO, he also belongs to the IAAO Florida Chapter and Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He now holds two IAAO designations, earning his Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) designation in 2014.


 
     

Crystal Dauscha, RES

  Crystal Dauscha, RES, fulfilled the requirements for the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in March. Ms. Dauscha is a Residential Appraiser for the Davidson County Property Assessor’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee. She has held this position for two years, after working in customer service, the Deeds Department, and with Appeals and Modeling in the same office. Ms. Dauscha holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in human studies from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She has been an IAAO member since 2012.


 
     

Bobby R. Creech, AAS

  Bobby R. Creech, AAS, met the requirements for the Assessment Administration Specialist designation in March. Mr. Creech is a Property Valuation Specialist 1 for the North Carolina Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division. Before joining the department three years ago, He was Chief Real Estate Appraiser for Johnston County, North Carolina, from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that, he was a North Carolina Certified General Appraiser with the Mashburn Appraisal Group in Morehead City, North Carolina, and a Real Estate Appraiser for Johnston County, North Carolina. Mr. Creech was a North Carolina Certified Residential Appraiser from 1998 to 2000 and has been a North Carolina Certified General Appraiser since 2000. Aside from his daily duties with the North Carolina Department of Revenue, he instructs their Present-Use Value Seminar. He is a member of the North Carolina Professional Appraisers Coalition and Secretary/Treasurer for the Clayton Area Toastmasters club.

 
     

Christine Murphy, RES

  Christine Murphy, RES, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in March. Ms. Murphy has been an Assessor 2 for the City of Airdrie in Calgary, Alberta, for the past two years. Ms. Murphy is their lead residential modeler, using multiple regression analysis with SPSS. She began her assessment career in 2010 as an Assessment Assistant for the City of Calgary and quickly became an Assessment Data Officer. In July 2011, she joined the City of Airdrie as an Assessor 1 before moving into her present position. She holds a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science from the University of Calgary and a Certificate in Real Property Assessment and Diploma in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Alberta Assessor’s Association. She spent over eight years in the Air Cadet program as an instructor and event coordinator, while mentoring teens on leadership and teamwork.

 
     

Karah C. Tease, AAS

  Karah C. Tease, AAS, fulfilled the requirements of the Assessment Administration Specialist in March. For the past four years, Ms. Tease has been a Commercial Analyst for the Leon County Property Appraiser in Tallahassee, Florida. Previously, she served the same office as a Residential Land Appraiser and as a Commercial Land Appraiser. Ms. Tease holds a bachelor's degree in real estate appraisal with a minor in urban planning and design from Florida State University’s College of Business. She completed her Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation in 2012 and has held a Florida Real Estate license since 2004. She has been a member of IAAO since 2014.