Résumé and Curriculum Vitae

Present to 1961

  • 2020 I received my credentials as an Expert Witness through FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association).
  • 2013-Present While operating my rapidly growing enterprise, I am taking all my required Continuing Education Classes through ISA (International Society of Appraisers) and USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice); see below for specifics. I am now at the point in my career where I have provided professional expert Appraisals, demanded of my firm for any Nation and any Century over the last 4000 years.
  • 2011-13 While working in Denver, CO, I decided to branch out to San Diego, CA. As of 2013, I no longer work out of Denver, CO, as I made Coronado my primary location. I officially changed the name of my business to Coronado Appraisals, LLC, and maintain three offices around San Diego County.
  • 2005-13 Then, I moved to Colorado where I started Estate Appraisals Gallery, licensed by the State of Colorado. At this time, I continued my education by studying at the Museums in the whole quad state area.  Due to my prior experience, I was also used as a consultant for these museums.
  • 2004-05 I flew abroad in order to increase my knowledge in Restoration. I traveled to Italy in order to study from the old Masters, in Rome and Florence, where I was able to concentrate on my Restoration classes.
  • 2002-04 Before I sold my last gallery, Aurora Lights Gallery, in 2004, I began to participate in the Appraisal Business, licensed by the State of Alaska.
  • 1991-04 I owned three different Galleries in Alaska over a fifteen year period, achieving with each move, a more polished better location. Because it was my business, I became one of the most informed authorities on all types of artifacts. In 2002, I was the 4th largest (gross earnings) Art Gallery in Anchorage, Alaska. During this time, I became a Published Author, after writing my first book about the Art Industry in general. This specific book is currently in the 3rd edition.
  • 1974-90 I became an Insurance Agent, Financial Planner, and Mutual Funds Representative; wherein I won a number of prestigious awards, including ChFc with NY LIFE. I was the number one, largest producer in 1989. Additionally, I needed to pass a battery of Ethics questions every 90 days, by S.E.C. I learned well, and still practice those privacy guidelines, daily. Being in the Insurance Industry all those years has enhanced my credibility within the Insurance Claims Offices. That extensive experience has given me the perfect background for the Art Appraisal Business.
  • 1972-73 I moved back to Alaska, where I became employed as a Graphic Artist for Alaska State Department of Fish and Game. I spent an inordinate amount of time, at the library, while designing the brochures for all the different animals, making these drawings scientifically accurate. This is where I achieved my ability to recognize anatomically accurate animals in paintings, carvings, and sculptures.
  • 1970-71 Next, I moved to California, where I attended Chouinard Art Institute. At that time, it was the finest Art School in the country. It was purchased, that year, by Walt Disney Studios, and moved to Valencia; renamed California Institute of the Arts, in 1972. This is where I took a battery of Ethics class. These classes gave me the necessary expertise in recognizing “Original Cells”, as Fine Art Collectibles, removed from Film Strips.
  • 1969 I traveled to Nome, Alaska, where I met many carvers, crafters, and artisans from the Alaskan Native Tribes. I became intimately familiar with how to spot crucial characteristics of artifacts from around the world.
  • 1967-69 I studied at the University of Alaska Extension Division, Juneau, where I took extensive Art and figure drawing classes.
  • 1967-68 I moved to Alaska where I took classes at the Museum of Art and History, under the tutelage of the Tlingit and Haida Elders. I learned a great deal, from the definitive authorities, about Alaskan Art and Artifacts, which has garnered me a good understanding of primitive tribes around the world throughout the last 4000 years.
  • 1966-73 I worked for the Little Theater in Juneau, AK in Costume Design. I did extensive research on costuming, which has been helpful in Fine Arts Appraisals. Many of the images show Period clothing throughout the last 400 years.
  • 1965-66 Then, I transferred to University of Missouri, Rolla, MO; an engineering school. Where I pursued classes in Architectural Drafting, which greatly increased my ability to recognize architecture from around the world, including city skylines.
  • 1964-65 Next, I studied at University of Missouri, Colombia, MO, majoring in Fine Arts.
  • 1962-63  I studied at Winona State College, where I first began my major in Fine Arts, as well as other pertinent Subjects.
  • 1961 While still attending high school in Norfolk, VA; I studied Fine Arts at William and Mary College Extension Division, also, in Norfolk (now named Old Dominion).

Continuing Education Classes

  • 2021 Completed USPAP Course, successfully, for the ISA.
  • 2020 Completed Expert Witness Workshop and Mock Trial with the American Society of Appraisers, Houston Chapter.
  • 2018 Completed Requalification Class for ISA in Pasadena, CA.
  • 2017 Completed USPAP Course, successfully, for ISA.
  • 2015 Completed USPAP Course, successfully, for ISA.
  • 2014 Completed USPAP Course, for ISA, at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • 2013 Completed CORE Course, successfully, for ISA at their home office located in Chicago, IL.
  • 2012 Achieved my Accredited Status with ISA.
  • 2009 Achieved my USPAP designation with American Society of Appraisers.