United States Appraisals’ senior management team possesses over 120 years of combined experience in the mortgage and residential real estate industries. Our unique understanding of both the mortgage process and the appraisal profession allows us to present a quality and technology solution unparalleled in the appraisal management industry.
Aaron Fowler, President
Aaron has more than 15 years of management experience in the mortgage/finance and appraisal industry. Aaron has worked in various sectors of the finance industry including District Finance Manager for Enterprise Leasing and Internet Banking Team Lead for First Tennessee Bank. Prior to co-founding United States Appraisals, Aaron was a Regional Mortgage Banking Manager for Capital One Financial. Aaron’s primary role as CEO is to lead the valuation management team with a focus on diversifying United States Appraisals’ client portfolio, providing operational direction and inspiring a culture of excellence. Aaron received his Bachelor of Science from Graceland University.
Chris Purcell, Chief Financial Officer
Chris has over 18 years of experience in several industries including pharmaceutical, institutional investing, telecommunications, software development, government and the housing market. Throughout his career, Chris has acquired expertise in all financial and accounting aspects of each industry as well as extensive knowledge in software management and reporting. In addition to his financial reporting responsibilities, Chris is instrumental in Appraisal Management Licensing at the state level. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree for Accounting from Rockhurst University in 1993 and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Management in 1997. Chris is very active in his children’s school, including volunteering as the treasurer plus coaching various sports. He also spends time volunteering in community activities such as Habitat for Humanity and Harvesters.
Robbie Wilson, MBA, CREI, RPA – Chief Appraiser Consultant
Robbie has been a certified residential appraiser since 1992. Robbie provides United States Appraisals with a depth of experience that is unmatched in the appraisal management industry. Committed to achieving the highest designations in the industry, Robbie is an Appraisal Qualifications Board Certified USPAP Instructor, a designation held only by ½ of 1% of all appraisers. His extensive work for the GSEs includes: default portfolio disposition valuation and management, FHA loss mitigation, loan repurchase valuation, forensic appraisal and fraud detection, national appraisal review, dispute resolution valuation, market analytics and trend analysis, appraisal compliance and litigation support. He has been designated a Certified Real Estate Instructor for the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association. Robbie has earned a BBA in real estate and an MBA in business finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Richard Garrie – Chief Appraiser
Richard has over 17 years of residential valuation experience. Prior to joining United States Appraisals, Richard spent eight years as a branch manager with Forsythe Appraisals, LLC. Initially hired to launch Forsythe’s first Florida branch in Orlando, he developed and implemented the policies and procedures to successfully launch branches in Tampa and Las Vegas. Richard spent seven years as a senior appraiser at Ritter Appraisals, also developing marketing strategies and utilizing his technology skills to convert the day-to-day operations into an automated platform. He served as a staff appraiser in the Cass County MO Assessor’s Office and briefly ran his own appraisal company. Richard is FHA certified and was the first appraiser in the country certified in the Collateral Valuation Report. He is a certified CVR instructor. Richard works with Washington, D.C. law firms Ballard Spahr, LLP and Patton Boggs, LLP to maintain our full compliance with all regulatory appraisal guidelines. Prior to entering the appraisal profession, Richard spent four years in the United States Air Force.
Dave Markus, MAI, Senior Appraiser
Dave has more than 25 years of experience as a commercial real estate appraiser, earning the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2002. In addition, Dave has maintained state certification in both Kansas and Missouri since the 1990s. Prior to joining United States Appraisals, Dave spent several years as president and owner of Metropolitan Appraisal Company, a Kansas City based appraisal firm specializing in eminent domain, litigation and public service issues. Dave provides United States Appraisals with residential and commercial appraising expertise, maintains a horizon view of regulatory compliance topics and directs our reconsideration team. Dave has a Bachelor of Arts from Rockhurst College.
Sam Grashoff, AVP National Vendor Relations
Sam has 5 years of experience as a National Vendor and Client Relations Manager. He is a great natural leader and he has been instrumental in developing the industries best appraiser panel as well as providing excellent service levels to our clients. Prior to joining United States Appraisals, Sam was a National Sales Coordinator for Sprint Telecommunications. Sam received his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Kansas.
Nick Fox, IT Coordinator
Nick is a lifelong technology enthusiast with over 8 years of experience in various roles in the service industry and IT. He has a well-rounded skill set having spent time as a waiter, cook, and general manager in various restaurants as well as having worked in research labs as a technician and research assistant while in college. Nick provides technical support to United States Appraisals and fills other roles such as reporting, computer/network security and server administration. Nick studied Psychology and Arabic Language and Culture at the University of Cincinnati and is constantly expanding upon his IT knowledge by obtaining certifications from technology professional organizations such as CompTIA and Microsoft. He completed his A+ Computer Repair Technician certification in September and is currently pursuing Network+ and Microsoft Solutions Associate certifications.
Courtney Chapman, AVP National Marketing
Courtney Chapman translates her experience and unique skill set to United States Appraisals through a combination of analytical and relational facilities that not only enhance the client experience but drive business development. Traditionally educated as a molecular biologist, Courtney’s acute attention to detail proved highly valuable as she built a mergers and acquisitions firm from the ground up as the Operations Director. This experience not only gave her a comprehensive understanding of the financial and operational functions of a complex organization, but also her responsibilities to manage the sales and marketing activities contributed to her thorough grasp of how all departments impact the brand and bottom line of a company. When she isn’t traveling the country for United States Appraisals, she spends time volunteering for the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, playing kickball, volleyball, soccer, and listening to live music.