||35 years appraising in Florida
45 years conducting household moving & estate sales for trust departments, attorneys and home owners
31 years in Florida holding sales and acting as a broker for individuals who wish to privately sell antiques, jewelry, and works of art.
Court recognized expert witness.
|EDUCATION, CONTINUING ED & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Bachelor of Arts: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2002-2007 Educational: 18th century New England Furniture Construction course at Winterthur; Appraisers Association of America (AAA) study trip to Cuba, AAA course update on Theory & Methodology of Appraising, AAA course on report writing focusing on new IRS standards, Decorative Arts Trust seminars in Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Yale University and New Bern, North Carolina.
Other: Writes a weekly column for the Bradenton Herald (circulation 60,000), lecturer, appraiser at civic events, South Florida and Bishop Planetarium Board, past president Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, member Decorative Arts Trust, Wedgwood Society, American Society of Appraisers, and Ringling Museum member.
1999-2001: Completed ASA recertification requirements; AAA annual conferences in NY city, Decorative Arts Forums in Los Angeles, Lancaster County, PA, Cooperstown, Boston, Savannah & others; trips to shows and auctions in New York; yearly attendance at Miami & Palm Beach antique shows
1980-1989: Completed Indiana University Appraisal courses 101,102, & 103; Speaker for National Association of Dealers in Antiques annual conferences in 1990 & 1988 and ISA annual seminars in Washington, DC and New York; Smithsonian Institution seminar “Connoisseurship of American Antique Furniture”; Wedgwood International seminar; ASA seminars in London, Williamsburg, Atlanta and the Henry Ford Museum; ISA seminars in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta & Baltimore; ASA Personal property Liaison & Education Committee in 1983, one week study course at Winterthur in American furniture.
||Over 800 antique reference books, educational video material, subscription to ArtNet (updated daily world wide art auction results), subscription to Artfact (updated daily antique auctions including Sotheby’s and Christie’s), extensive periodical collection, subscriptions to current periodicals, internet research, capability auction catalogs from Christie’s, Sotheby’s and regional auction houses, and a working relationship with professional appraisers and dealers through out the United States.