TEAM Consulting is proud to offer a wide array of excellent workshops that address the issues and challenges facing assessment professionals and their staffs. Our instructors bring a deep understanding of the subject matter to the classroom and a strong desire to share their knowledge with their students. Below is a directory of TEAM's workshop instructors. An overview of all the workshops offered by TEAM can be found here.Please contact the workshop instructor(s) for more information or to schedule a seminar or workshop.
Rick's professional experience began in 1981 as an elected assessor in Missouri and an appointed appraiser in Kansas. As a senior IAAO instructor, Rick now teaches and develops courses and workshops on appraisal, public relations/customer service and management. Through his instruction, experience and formal education (B.S. in Accounting), he has assisted numerous individuals and jurisdictions with how to develop and improve staff, establish office procedures, and related issues on modeling and market valuations. Rick holds the CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) he also has the CDEI designation as a Certified Distance Education Instructor and has been the recipient of several IAAO awards:
2015 IAAO Harry Gakin Award
2014 Texas – James A. Goodwin Excellence in Education Award
2013 Verne W. Pottorff, CAE Professional Designee of the Year
Marion Johnson brings nearly 30 years of assessment experience to TEAM Consulting. Marion has worked his entire professional career in the property assessment field as a county property appraiser. With his educational background (MBA, Pittsburg State University) and professional experience, he is uniquely qualified to provide a business perspective to the government side of our profession. Marion was elected president of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) in 2007.
Marion is a CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) with the IAAO. He has been teaching for IAAO for 18 years and has written and taught a number of assessment-related courses for other professional assessment organizations. In addition to his involvement in every aspect of our assessment community, Marion has also found time to serve as a member and president of his local school board.
Keith Cunningham's two decades of GIS experience is used in the disciplines of land records, CAMA change detection, and quantitative modeling. His assessment experience includes "spatial-accounting" with governments and industry. He has managed large-scale asset inventories for electric and telecommunications utilities to calculate valuations to establish utility base rates and set tariffs. Within government appraisal, he has implemented digital cadastres for many counties. He has also developed several software applications used for geo-referenced "street-view" imaging to enable the desktop property appraisals approved by the 1996 IAAO Standard.
Dr. Cunningham's doctoral dissertation investigated the use of artificial neural networks for spatial pattern detection and extraction. This effort has been incorporated in his recent research utilizing light-detection and ranging (LiDAR) to automatically geo-reference CAMA sketches and perform change detection of each sketch against LiDAR footprints. Other experience with spatial modeling includes issues of community development, consolidated planning, and transportation.
Rick began his mapping career in 1973 after graduating from college. Employed as a map technician for a consulting engineering firm, he helped develop the initial assessment mapping systems for several eastern and midwestern counties. His strong surveying background and business knowledge enabled him to later secure employment with the Buncombe County, North Carolina, Assessor’s Office. As the Land Records Department director, he was responsible for administrating and implementing a mapping/GIS. He is currently a senior planner for the county, developing an E911/address quick response dispatch utilizing the assessment GIS that he was instrumental in developing.
Rick received his Cadastral Mapping Specialist (CMS) designation on Jan. 14, 1994. He also actively promotes the assessment mapping profession by his involvement with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) at both the local and national levels. The fact that the state of North Carolina leads the country in the number of CMS designees is, in large part, due to his promotion of the designation. For his efforts on behalf of the IAAO, he was awarded the “Member of the Year” distinction in 2001.
Rick authored Course 601: Cadastral Mapping Methods and Applications as well as the current Course 651: GIS for Assessors, and has also authored the mapping curriculum courses in North Carolina that are required for state certification. In addition, he has written two cover stories for IAAO’s Fair and Equitable magazine (“The Roots of Cadastral Mapping” and “Adverse Possession”) as well as several feature articles.
Brad has 18 years of experience in both the private and public sectors of the real estate appraisal industry. He spent 11 years as a fee appraiser performing appraisals coast-to-coast on a wide variety of property types. Since 2009, Brad has worked as the Commercial Real Estate Manager for the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office in Lawrence, Kansas. Brad’s strengths include income/expense analysis for commercial properties, as well as senior housing, religious facility, lodging, subsidized housing, and subdivision valuations.
Brad’s credentials include a Certified General Appraiser license in Kansas and the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. Brad is a certified instructor for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and a member of IAAO’s Education Subcommittee. He works with the Kansas County Appraiser’s Association (KCAA) and the Property Valuation Division of the Kansas Department of Revenue in developing appropriate valuation methodology for subsidized housing. Past leadership positions for Brad also includes the Kansas City Chapter of the Appraisal Institute as Secretary, Treasurer, Education Co-Chair, and local representative for the Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC).
Ken brings over 35 years of real estate, property appraisal, mass appraisal, management and property tax administration experience to TEAM Consulting. As a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers for over 32 years, he has twice served as the elected associate member of IAAO's Executive Board and has served on numerous IAAO committees. He is an IAAO senior instructor and has worked as a consultant both nationally and internationally, completing numerous independent appraisal assignments for real and personal property over the past 35 years.
Ken is a State of Georgia and United States Virgin Islands certified general real estate appraiser and an MAI and SRA designated member of the Appraisal Institute.
Jeff began working with the Tarrant County (Texas) Appraiser District in 1983 at the field appraisal level. He would rise to management positions in the disciplines of residential appraisal, residential research, land valuation, commercial appraisal and commercial research. He also served as Director of the Business Personal Property Division for 15 years. He currently serves as Director of Administration.
Jeff holds a Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA) designation from the Texas Board of Tax Professional Examiners and is board certified in Business Appraisal by the National Society of Appraisal Specialists. He is designated as an expert witness in federal and district courts. He is a certified instructor for the Texas Comptroller, Property Tax Assistance Division; the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts; and the Texas Association of Assessing Officers.
Dan has more than 20 years of experience in state and county government working in the property assessment field conducting ratio studies, market analysis, identifying trends, property valuations, and reporting for revenue projections. Since 2013, he has served as Division Administrator-Ratio Studies for the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department. He previously served as Chief Deputy Assessor for Washington County (Arkansas) Assessor’s Office. During his tenure he was responsible for setting up all training and continuing education programs and taught appraisal courses on real estate and personal property to county employees as well as those in other jurisdictions. He currently holds the Level IV Senior Appraiser certification from the State of Arkansas.
Dan is the Past-President of the Arkansas Chapter of IAAO. He is a certified instructor and professional designation advisor for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Dan currently serves on IAAO’s Chapters & Affiliates Subcommittee and the GIS/CAMA Conference Content committee. He holds the RES designation (Residential Evaluation Specialist) from the IAAO and was named IAAO’s Professional Designee of the Year in 2016.
Heather has over 16 years of progressively responsible experience in property appraisal and assessment. Starting her assessment career with the Clark County Assessor’s office (Las Vegas, NV) in 2000 as an Appraiser, she progressed up to the position of Appraisal Division Manager in 2013. As Manager, Heather had oversight over the assessment of business personal property, residential, commercial and land valuation. Heather contracted as the Assistant Chief Appraiser for the Maricopa County Assessor’s office during 2015/2016 and is currently Deputy Executive Director for the Nevada Department of Taxation overseeing the Division of Local Government Services.
Heather holds the CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) and RES (Residential Evaluation Specialist) designations from IAAO. She also has a Diploma in Urban Land Economics specializing in Assessment from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor’s of Business in Real Estate. Heather has been an in-state instructor for IAAO since 2002 and was adjunct professor teaching Real Estate Appraisal for the College of Southern Nevada from 2007 thru 2014. Heather served on the IAAO Professional Designations Subcommittee (2007 thru 2011) and Executive Board (2012 thru 2014). She is currently an IAAO National Instructor, Professional Designations Advisor and member of the Marketing, Communications and Technology Subcommittee.
Lath entered the appraisal/assessment profession in 1972 upon graduation from North Carolina State University. During this 40+ year career in the Assessor’s Office as the department manager, he over saw the operations of three computer software conversions, seven county wide reassessment programs and the conversion to a GIS program. Additionally in 1987 Lath founded Harris Appraisal Company and gained experience in the fee appraisal business. Lath’s experience in both private and governmental services gives him an unique outlook on problems surfacing daily in the assessment profession.
Bachelors Degree in Economic Theory, N.C. State University
Masters Degree in Public Administration, Troy State University
Participant in the University of South Carolina Management Development Program
IAAO Designation RES and CAE
Appraisal Institute Designation SRA
IAAO Senior Instructor
ASB Certified USPAP Instructor, 2001 to present
South Carolina Certified Appraiser License
Member IAAO Executive Board 2003-2005
Member Board of Trustees, The Appraisal Foundation 2005-2012
Member of IAAO Committees, USPAP and Appraiser Regulatory, Research and Technology, Chair of Jeff Hunt Trust
Ms. Nagy has 39 years of experience in the property tax profession: 12 years in the Assessment profession working for jurisdictions, 6 years Consulting/Public Accounting and 21 years in Corporate Tax departments.
Ms. Nagy is currently President of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT). She has been active in IPT over 25 years, serving on/chairing Committees, speaking/presenting at Annual Conferences and Symposia, as an instructor at the Personal Property School and as a past Board of Governors member. MS. Nagy is a Certified Member of the Institute (CMI).
Ms. Nagy has also served on the International Association of Assessing Officers Executive Board and has been an active member for 29 years, both as a regular member and currently as an Associate Member. She has served on the various Committees over the years. She is past Chair of the Associate Committee and is currently serving on that Committee. Ms. Nagy has presented at many Annual Conferences and Symposia throughout the years.
Amy has nearly three decades of experience working in the Polk County Assessor’s Office where she currently serves as the Director of Litigation. She is an Iowa Certified Assessor and a State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser. She holds both the Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) and the Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) designations from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). She is past-board member of the Iowa Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board, the Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors and the IAAO.
In addition to serving on numerous committees in her home state, Amy has served on the IAAO’s Planning and Rules Committee, Budget Committee, Technology Special Committee, USPAP Committee and as Chair of the Professional Development Committee. Amy is also a Senior Specialty Instructor for IAAO, and in 2017 she was honored to be given the IAAO’s Clifford B. Allen Most Valuable Member award.
Randy has nearly four decades of experience working as a county assessor in Polk County, Iowa, where he currently serves as County Assessor. He is an Iowa Certified Assessor and General Real Property Appraiser. He also holds the CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). He is Past-President of the Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors and an approved instructor for the Iowa Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board. He is also a Senior Instructor for IAAO.
Randy is currently President-Elect of IAAO. Over the years, he has served on a number of IAAO committees, including the Education Subcommittee, the Professional Designations Subcommittee, the Audit Committee, Grading Committee and Budget Committee. In 2011 he was named IAAO’s Professional Designee of the Year.
Jerald is a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer with three decades of professional experience in the assessment field. He currently serves as Chief Commercial Deputy Appraiser for the York Township (Illinois) Assessor’s Office, where he is responsible for the valuation of more than 3,000 parcels of varying non-residential types. Since 2000, he has also been a classroom instructor for the Illinois Property Assessment Institute, teaching both residential and commercial specialties.
Lori-Ann Seethaler has worked in the Property Assessment Industry for the past 23 years. She is currently Manager, Valuation and Customer Relations at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. MPAC is the largest assessment jurisdiction in North America, responsible for accurately assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario. She is responsible for the Region of Niagara including 7 municipalities and 5 Cities, Haldimand County and Norfolk County. She specializes in Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential valuation. Lori-Ann has provided leadership and property assessment expertise in a senior leadership capacity for the past 15 years. She holds her RES designation with the IAAO and is an IAAO Instructor. She is a licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a member of the Institute of Municipal Assessors holding her M.I.M.A designation.
Originally from Erie, Penn., Stephen started in county government and the tax assessing field in 1999 working for Erie County government in the tax assessor’s office. In 2000, he accepted a position with Tyler Technologies as a Residential Supervisor. He was promoted in 2002 to Project Manager. In this position he oversaw revaluation projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2002, he was assigned to a revaluation project in Worthing, England, where he worked on a team of regression modelers and appraisers in developing models for England’s country-wide revaluation project.
In 2005, Mr. White accepted the position of Residential Supervisor with the Cobb County (Georgia) Board of Tax Assessors. In 2010, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Appraiser. In 2013, he was promoted to the position of Director/Chief Appraiser of the Cobb County Tax Assessor’s office. He holds an Appraiser IV certification from the State of Georgia. Additionally, he is serving as chairman of the Education Committee for the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials (GAAO). Stephen is a certified instructor for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and teaches Assessment Administration, Management, and Mass Appraisal in the state of Georgia for IAAO.
Stephen and his wife, Yvonne, have two young boys, Micah and Quincy. He and his family live in Acworth, GA.