Chapter Office


Executive Director
Lisa M. Estes
1243 Alpine Rd., Suite 102
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 932-7753 Phone
(925) 932-7754 FAX
lisa@norcal-ai.org
 

Board of Directors


Carole Laval
President (2020)
Carole Laval, SRA
Laval & Associates
1605 W. Celeste Avenue
Fresno, CA, 93711
(559) 435-4043 Phone
(559) 435-4043 FAX
claval@comcast.net
 

Jeanine Kraus
Vice President (2020)
Jeanine Kraus, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Partner / Appraiser
4641 Spyres Way, Suite 4
Modesto, CA, 95356
(209) 551-3110 Phone
Jeanine@paddockappraisal.net
www.paddockappraisal.net/
 

Neil Lefmann
Treasurer (2020)
Neil Lefmann, MAI, SRA
Valbridge Property Advisors
Senior Appraiser
55 South Market Street, Suite 1210
San Jose, CA, 95113
(408) 279-1520 x7140 Phone
(408) 279-3428 FAX
nlefmann@valbridge.com
 

Steve Salmon
Secretary (2020)
Steve Salmon, MAI
Garland & Salmon
2333 Courage Drive, Suite H-2
Fairfield, CA, 94533
(707) 429-8660 Phone
Steve@garlandsalmon.com
 

Denis DeSaix
Immediate Past President (2019)
Denis DeSaix, MAI, SRA
Metrocal Appraisal
2450 Armstrong Street
Livermore, CA, 94551
(925) 800-5162 Phone
(925) 800-5163 FAX
denisd@metrocalappraisal.com
 

Director & Education Chair (2021)
Kathleen Fahey Poulton, SRA, AI-RRS
Fremont Bank
Manager, Appraisers
2580B Shea Center Dr
Livermore, CA, 94551
(925) 315-3703 Phone
Kathleen.Fahey@fremontbank.com
 

Director (2020)
Bracken Mannion, MAI, AI-GRS
Chase - Commercial Banking
RealEstate Review Appraiser Sr
1390 S Main St, 2nd Floor
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 256-4825 Phone
bracken.j.mannion@chase.com
 

Director (2020)
Jeff Ashlock, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
Jeffrey Ashlock, RE Appraiser
517 Cheyenne Lane
San Jose, CA, 95123
(408) 249-1444 Phone
jeff.ashlock@gmail.com
 

Brian Rapela
Director (2020)
Brian Rapela, MAI
Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc.
Partner
2121 N. California Blvd., Suite 850
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 482-1370 Phone
brapela@josephjblake.com
 

Lori Horn
Director (2021)
Lori Horn, SRA
Horn Appraisal Service
Owner
409 Primrose Rd.
Burlingame, CA, 94010
(650) 348-4100 Phone
 

Director (2021)
Sean Lim, MAI
American AgCredit
Senior Appraiser
400 Aviation Blvd., Ste. 100
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
(707) 521-7688 Phone
(707) 495-6280 Mobile
slim@agloan.com
 

Director (2021)
Sushuma Kistner, MAI
Bank of America
Sr. Vice President - Commercial Appraisal Services Review Manager
19 Dickson Lane
Martinez, CA, 94553
(925) 387-5445 Phone
(925) 216-5306 Mobile
sushuma.r.kistner@bofa.com
 

Director (2022)
Fasa Uwhuba, MAI, SRA
Department of Transportation
111 Grand Avenue, MS-11
Oakland, CA, 94612
(510) 286-5471 Phone
omofasa171@yahoo.com
 

Nicholas Cadigan
Director (2022)
Nicholas Cadigan, MAI
American AgCredit
Senior Appraiser
400 Aviation Blvd, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA, 94503
(707) 521-4107 Phone
ncadigan@agloan.com
 

Director (2022)
Arthur Troy, AI-GRS
Mechanics Bank
Senior Vice President, Chief Appraiser
1111 Civic Drive, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 256-3008 Phone
Art_Troy@Mechanicsbank.com
 

Branch Chapter Leadership


East Bay Branch Chapter Chair
Madhuri "Mads" Anji, MAI
Mechanics Bank
1111 Civic Drive, #240
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 256-3096 Phone
madhurianji@gmail.com
 

East Bay Branch Chapter Vice Chair
Fasa Uwhuba, MAI, SRA
Department of Transportation
111 Grand Avenue, MS-11
Oakland, CA, 94612
(510) 286-5471 Phone
omofasa171@yahoo.com
 

North Bay Branch Chapter Chair
Lauren Hickey Porcella, MAI
Hickey Appraisals
1400 N. Dutton Ave. #8
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
(707) 578-1314 Phone
lauren@hickeyappraisalservice.com
 

North Bay Branch Chapter Vice Chair
Joseph Cormier-Knopp, MAI
MacLane and Company
1090 Adams Street, Ste D
Benicia, CA, 94510
(707) 746-0500 Phone
joe@maclaneandcompany.com
 

Melissa Bach
Golden Gate Branch Chapter Chair
Melissa Bach, MAI
Cushman & Wakefield
Executive Director
49 Stevenson Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105
(415) 658-3698 Phone
Melissa.bach@cushwake.com
 

Central California Chair
Bob James, Jr., MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
CBRE | Valuation and Advisory Services
8050 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 300
Fresno, CA, 93711
(559) 389-5848 Phone
bob.james@cbre.com
 

Michelle Patton
Sierra Branch Chapter Chair
Michelle Patton, MAI
Chapman and Patton, Inc.
PO Box 973
Oakdale, CA, 95361
(209) 484-3217 Phone
michelle@chapmanappraisals.com
 

Monterey Bay Branch Chapter Chair
Chris Daniel, SRA
Chris Daniel & Associates
P.O. Box 405
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
(831) 649-6142 Phone
chris.daniel.sra@gmail.com
 

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter Chair
 

Committee Chairs


Denis DeSaix
Nominating
Denis DeSaix, MAI, SRA
Metrocal Appraisal
2450 Armstrong Street
Livermore, CA, 94551
(925) 800-5162 Phone
denisd@metrocalappraisal.com
 

Education Chair
Kathleen Fahey Poulton, SRA, AI-RRS
Fremont Bank
2580B Shea Center Drive
Livermore, CA, 94551
(925) 315-3703 Phone
Kathleen.Fahey@fremontbank.com
 

Erik Woodhouse
Course Chair
Erik Woodhouse, MAI
Associated Right of Way Services
2300 Contra Costa Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
(925) 691-8500 Phone
ewoodhouse@arws.com
 

Paul Chandler
Seminar Chair
Paul Chandler, MAI
The Property Sciences Group, Inc.
Founder & CEO
395 Taylor Blvd., Ste. 250
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
(925) 246-7300 Phone
(925) 349-7200 FAX
paul.chandler@propsci.com
 

Workshop Chair
Kathleen C. Kragen, MAI
KCK Appraisal & Consulting
301 Hartz Avenue, #216
Danville, CA, 94526
(925) 487-8315 Phone
kckappraisal@gmail.com
 

Spring Litigation Conference Chair
Steven Geller, MAI, Esq.
Geller and Associates
319 Diablo Road, Suite 212
Danville, CA, 94526
(925) 820-4600 Phone
stevengellermai@comcast.net
 

Kathryn Sturgis-Bright
Fall Conference Chair
Kathryn Sturgis-Bright, MAI
(415) 971-2274 Phone
sturgisbright@gmail.com
 

John Hillas
Spring Conference Chair
John Hillas, MAI, SRA
Valbridge Property Advisors I Northern California
Managing Director
2813 Coffee Road, Suite E2
Modesto, CA, 95355
(209) 551-3110 Phone
jim@cogdillrea.com
www.cogdillandassociates.com
 

Technology & Networking Chair
Matt Atwood
Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc.
500 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 356-0950 x1376 Phone
MAtwood@JosephJBlake.com
www.JosephJBlake.com
 

Lori Horn
Public Relations Chair
Lori Horn, SRA
Horn Appraisal Service
Owner
409 Primrose Rd.
Burlingame, CA, 94010
(650) 348-4100 Phone
(650) 348-1050 FAX
ll-horn@pacbell.net
 

Steve Salmon
Bylaws Chair
Steve Salmon, MAI
Garland & Salmon
2333 Courage Drive, Suite H-2
Fairfield, CA, 94533
(707) 429-8660 Phone
Steve@garlandsalmon.com
 

Jeanine Kraus
Candidate Guidance Chair
Jeanine Kraus, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Partner / Appraiser
4641 Spyres Way, Suite 4
Modesto, CA, 95356
(209) 551-3110 Phone
Jeanine@paddockappraisal.net
www.paddockappraisal.net/
 

Newsletter Chair
Joe Napoliello, MAI
Real Estate Valuation Services
716 Southwood Dr.
So. San Francisco, CA, 94080
(415) 309-6728 Phone
Joe@JNval.com
 

Neil Lefmann
Finance Chair
Neil Lefmann, MAI, SRA
Valbridge Property Advisors
Senior Appraiser
55 South Market Street, Suite 1210
San Jose, CA, 95113
(408) 279-1520 x7140 Phone
nlefmann@valbridge.com
 

Ronald Garland
AICGRC - Government Relations
Ronald Garland, MAI, SRA
Garland & Salmon
2333 Courage Drive, Suite H-2
Fairfield, CA, 95113
(707) 429-8660 Phone
ron@garlandsalmon.com
 

Norm Hulberg
Scholarship Co-Chair
Norm Hulberg, MAI
Valbridge Property Advisors - Northern California
Senior Managing Director
55 S Market Street, Suite 1210
San Jose, CA, 95113
(408) 279-1520 x142 Phone
(408) 279-3428 FAX
nhulberg@valbridge.com
 

Larry Hopper
Scholarship Co-Chair
Larry Hopper, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
LD Hopper Commercial Appraisal Reviews
Principal
9606 N. Willey Ct
Fresno, CA, 93720
(559) 284-8533 Phone
(559) 261-9165 FAX
Larry@LDHopper.com
 

Gary DeWeese
Scholarship Co-Chair
Gary DeWeese, MAI
Real Estate Strategic Solutions, LLC
1655 N. California Blvd., Ste 244
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 216-8751 Phone
garydeweese@comcast.net
www.restrategicsolutions.com
 

Regional Representatives


Carole Lavale
Regional Representative (2020)
Carole Lavale, SRA
Laval & Associates
1605 W. Celeste Avenue
Fresno, CA, 93711
(559) 435-4043 Phone
claval@comcast.net
 

Jeanine Kraus
Regional Representative (2021)
Jeanine Kraus, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Partner / Appraiser
(209) 551-3110 Phone
Jeanine@paddockappraisal.net
 

Steve Salmon
Regional Representative (2021)
Steve Salmon, MAI
Garland & Salmon
2333 Courage Drive, Suite H-2
Fairfield, CA, 94533
(707) 429-8660 Phone
Steve@garlandsalmon.com
 

Regional Representative (2020)
Jeff Ashlock, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
Jeffrey Ashlock, RE Appraiser
517 Cheyenne Lane
San Jose, CA, 95123
(408) 249-1444 Phone
jeff.ashlock@gmail.com
 

Neil Lefmann
Regional Representative (2020)
Neil Lefmann, MAI, SRA
Valbridge Property Advisors
Senior Appraiser
55 South Market Street, Suite 1210
San Jose, CA, 95113
(408) 279-1520 x7140 Phone
 

Tim Runde
Regional Representative (2020)
Tim Runde, MAI
Runde & Partners, Inc.
505 Montgomery Street, Suite 1033
San Francisco, CA, 94111
(415) 265-9914 Phone
tim@runde-inc.com
 

Regional Representative & Education Chair (2021)
Kathleen Fahey Poulton, SRA, AI-RRS
Fremont Bank
Manager, Appraisers
2580B Shea Center Dr
Livermore, CA, 94551
(925) 315-3703 Phone
Kathleen.Fahey@fremontbank.com
 

Gene Williams
Regional Representative (2020)
Gene Williams, MAI
Cushman & Wakefield
Senior Director
300 Santana Row, Suite 200
San Jose, CA, 95128
(408) 436-3681 Phone
gene.williams@cushwake.com
 

Nancy Phillips
Regional Representative (2020)
Nancy Phillips, SRA
The Phillips Co.
Appraiser Consultant
337 El Dorado Street, Suite 3B
Monterey, CA, 93940
(831) 649-8895 Phone
(831) 649-4282 FAX
nancy@nphillipsappraisal.com
www.nphillipsappraisal.com
 

Nicholas Cadigan
Regional Representative (2021)
Nicholas Cadigan, MAI
American AgCredit
Senior Appraiser
400 Aviation Blvd, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA, 94503
(707) 521-4107 Phone
ncadigan@agloan.com
 

Regional Representative - Alternates


Regional Representative Alternate (2020)
Bracken Mannion
Chase - Commercial Banking
1390 S Main St, 2nd Floor
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 256-4825 Phone
bracken.j.mannion@chase.com
 

Regional Representative Alternate (2020)
Arthur Troy
Mechanics Bank
1111 Civic Drive, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 256-3008 Phone
Art_Troy@Mechanicsbank.com