New Designees

Monika Birdwell, AAS

Monika Birdwell, AAS, Appraisal Analyst 2 for the State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Division of Property Assessments, earned the Assessment Administration Specialist designation in January. Birdwell began her career in cadastral mapping at the county level in 2004 and stayed in mapping before accepting her current position in 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a member of the Tennessee Chapter of IAAO.

Jennifer Jean Craig, RES

Jennifer Jean Craig, RES, CAMA Data Quality Manager for the Pinellas County (Florida) Property Appraiser, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. She has been with this office and in the profession for 12 years. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of South Florida and the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue.

Erwving Bailey, RES, AAS

Erwving Bailey, RES, AAS, Commercial Appraiser Supervisor with Arlington County, Virginia, earned the Assessment Administration Specialist in December. Mr. Bailey has served this office for nine years. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Auburn University. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers and earned the IAAO Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) designation in 2013.

Eric Bjorn, RES

Eric Bjorn, RES, Manager, Commercial Appraisal for Lake County (Florida) Property Appraiser’s Office, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. Mr. Bjorn began in the profession in 1991 and has worked in fee appraisal and in county appraisal offices. He has been a State Certified General Appraiser in the state of Florida since 1995 and an active IAAO member since 1999. “This IAAO designation adds more credibility to my appraisal opinions and increases my professional confidence. The IAAO Candidacy Program has been an important motivating tool to encourage my continued appraisal education,” he said.

Stephen Briar Conner, RES

Stephen Briar Conner, RES, District Appraiser for the Johnson County (Kansas) Appraiser’s Office, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. Mr. Conner holds a Bachelors in Social Science/Economics from Kansas State University and a Graduate Certificate in GIS from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He also holds the Registered Mass Appraiser (RMA) designation from the Kansas Department of Revenue and is currently working on Master in Arts in Economics from UMKC. He is a member of the Kansas City Chapter of IAAO.

Victor “Steve” Edwards, RES

Victor “Steve” Edwards, RES, Real Estate Analyst for the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate, City of Hampton, Virginia, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. Mr. Edwards began his appraisal career in 1995 as a fee appraiser and his assessment career in 1998 with the City of Suffolk. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in real estate finance, investment and valuation from Old Dominion University and a certified residential appraiser license with the State of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers.

Anthony Fandel, RES

Anthony Fandel, RES, District Appraiser for the Johnson County (Kansas) Appraiser’s Office, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. Mr. Fandel began his assessment career in this office in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Iowa State University and the Registered Mass Appraiser (RMA) designation from the Kansas Department of Revenue. “I am very proud and excited to earn my RES designation. This is a culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication to my craft. I look forward to continuing my education through IAAO and working with my colleagues at Johnson County,” he said.

Rick Rape, CAE

Rick Rape, CAE, Senior Valuation Analyst for the Hillsborough County (Florida) Property Appraiser's Office, earned the Certified Assessment Evaluator designation in December. Before joining this office, Mr. Rape worked 33 years as a fee appraiser and served 25 years as a special magistrate hearing assessment appeals. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Real Estate and Urban Analysis from the University of Florida and a MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. He has also been involved in Rotary International.

Greer Wells, AAS

Greer Wells, AAS, Senior Analytic Appraiser with the Maricopa County (Arizona) Assessor's Office, earned the Assessment Administration Specialist in December. Ms. Wells began her appraisal career in this office in 2003 and has moved up through appraisal levels and valued complex commercial properties. She holds a Bachelor of Science in technical management with emphasis in project management from DeVry University. She is a member of the Arizona Chapter of IAAO.

Kelly Sangster, AAS

Kelly Sangster, AAS, met the requirements of the Assessment Administration Specialist designation in November. Ms. Sangster is an Appraisal Analyst (Level II) with the Division of Property Assessments, State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. Her prior experience in assessment was as a Residential Assessment Analyst with the Lee County Property Appraiser, Fort Myers, Florida, where she held the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation with the State of Florida Department of Revenue. Ms. Sangster is involved with the Tennessee Chapter of IAAO as a part of the Membership Committee.

Cody Sosna, RES

Cody Sosna, RES, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Sosna is Residential District Appraiser for the Johnson County, Kansas, Appraiser’s Office. He has held this position over the past year, after serving as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser for four years in this office. Mr. Sosna holds a bachelor of arts and sciences from Kansas State University. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Justin Stanley, RES

Justin Stanley, RES, satisfied the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Stanley serves as an Appraiser III with the City of Hampton (Virginia), Office of the Assessor of Real Estate. He has held this position for almost four years, after serving as an Appraiser I and II for this office and as an appraiser for Gloucester, Virginia, and as an independent appraiser for Southeastern Virginia Appraisal Company. He was a 2017 recipient of a U40 Leadership Lab Innovation Grant, allowing him to present at IAAO’s 83rd Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration.

Ronald Sullivan, Sr., RES

Ronald Sullivan, Sr., RES, completed the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in November. Mr. Sullivan is the Senior Team Leader for the Residential Analysis Department of the Orange County, Florida, Property Appraiser’s Office. He has served this office as a senior residential appraiser for 28 years. Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate appraisal with a minor in business administration from Florida State University. He earned the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation in 1990.

Keith Taylor, RES, AAS

Keith Taylor, RES, AAS, fulfilled the requirements of the Assessment Administration Specialist designation in October. Mr. Taylor serves as an Appraiser III for the Polk County (Iowa) Assessor’s Office, a position he’s held for six years. He joined the office as an Appraiser Trainee, working his way from Appraiser levels I and II to his current position. Mr. Taylor holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts degree and Associate in Science degree from Upper Iowa University. He holds the Iowa Certified Assessor (ICA) designation from the Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors.

Vincent Tobin, RES

Vincent Tobin, RES, met the requirements of the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Tobin is a Commercial Appraiser for the Johnson County, Kansas, Appraiser’s Office. He has held this position for one and one-half years, after serving three and one-half years as a Residential Appraiser for this office. Mr. Tobin holds a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting from Northwest Missouri State University.

Michael Van Hofwegen, RES

Michael Van Hofwegen, RES, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in October. Mr. Van Hofwegen is a Residential Appraiser for the Pinellas County, Florida, Property Appraiser’s Office. He has held this position for two years, after being the co-owner/operator of Value Source Appraisals, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Van Hofwegen attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado-Denver and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue in 2017.