Professional Associations

Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board, Chair 2015-2016,  Board Member since 2011

Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials, Board of Directors 2013-present
             Appraiser Qualifications Advisory Council 2015-present

Appraisal Institute: SRA Designation

            Board of Directors Greater Kansas Chapter 2013-present

past National Experience Panel and Ethics Review Panel

past Board of Directors Greater Kansas Chapter and Candidate Guidance Chairman

State of Kansas - Certified General Real Property Appraiser, G-199

Topeka Area Association of Realtors: Board of Directors 2006-2008 and 2000-2002

           Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors 2006-2008 and 2000-2002

           Appraisal seminar instructor, past Education, Information Services, and MLS Committees

Kansas Association of Realtors

National Association of Realtors

Worldwide Employee Relocation Council



Kansas State University, B.S. Degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, 1980

Topeka High School, Graduate, 1976

Appraisal Institute: SRA Designation, 1988 (was American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers)

Additional courses through: Washburn University, Appraisal Institute, National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, and Worldwide Employee Relocation Council.

EfficiencyWorks Certified in Energy Efficiency



February 1984 to Present - Taggart and Associates Inc.

Appraising of residential, multifamily and commercial properties.

State Certified to appraise every type of property.

December 1981 to January 1984 - Cook, Flatt, & Strobel Engineers

            Cadastral mapping for six counties in Missouri for reappraisal.

August 1980 to December 1981, 1984 and 1985 - Midwest Appraisal Company.

            Valuation of rural, residential, utility, and commercial properties for ad valorem taxes.

Clients include banks, savings and loans, credit unions, Appraisal Management Companies, attorneys, relocation companies, realtors, U.S. Government (USDA, Rural Development, GSA, FDIC), Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, City of Topeka, Shawnee County, Jefferson County, State of Kansas, and the District Court of Shawnee County.

Authorized by HUD to perform FHA appraisals

Authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform VA appraisals

Admitted as an expert witness in the Federal and District Court systems


Topeka High School: Academic Committee 2004-2011, Site Council 2004-2012

Historical Society Board of Directors 2004-2006

Topeka Public Schools: District Citizens Advisory Council 2007-2012

Strategic Planning Task Force 2009-2010

Girl Scouts, Kaw Valley Council:  Board of Directors 2006-2007

Property Task Force 2004-2005, Troop leader 2001-2008

Kappa Alpha Theta sorority: Alumnae Association, past Corporation Board

Knollwood Garden Club, past president

Junior League of Topeka: various volunteer projects since 1980

Westminster Presbyterian Church

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