Chapter Board

Brian Melsheimer
Chapter President

Brian has served on the Sacramento Chapter Board since 2018 and is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser and owner of Sierra Nevada Appraisal Group in Grass Valley, CA. He attended Sonoma State University, earning a B.S. degree in Economics with an emphasis in Microeconomics and Econometrics. Brian began as an appraisal trainee in 2003, becoming licensed in 2005. His passion and knack for the business grew and he worked his way to a Certified Residential Appraisal License in 2006. He became FHA Certified in 2008 and obtained a position on the VA Appraisal panel in 2016. When he's not appraising, Brian enjoys backpacking, hiking, woodworking, and spending time with his family and golden retriever, Pliny. 

Amy Parker
Chapter Vice President

Amy is the owner of Appraise it Today Inc and Values by Amy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from CSU, Sacramento in Business Administration and has been in the appraisal industry for over 20 years. Her primary focus is the valuation of residential properties in the Greater Sacramento area for estate planning, family law matters, fiduciaries, realtors, investors, home owners & lenders (FHA & Conventional). In addition, she serves as an expert witness in Sacramento & Placer counties in family court. Amy visits real estate offices throughout the Sacramento region with the hope educating real estate agents on the appraisal process, how appraisers tackle valuation & what we are required to do under USPAP & other institution requirements. When she is not appraising homes, she’s out wine tasting, stand up paddle boarding, or co-leading the Hands up for Hooters walking group that raises money for breast cancer research. Amy is happy to be serving as Vice President of REAA in Sacramento for the 2022 term. 

Len Fishman
Chapter Secretary

Len started his mortgage career with Imperial Savings and Loan in La Jolla, California in 1985 as a junior real estate appraiser. He was relocated to Sacramento, California in 1986 as a full-time real estate appraiser. He continued to work for various lending institutions until 1993 when he became an independent fee appraiser who eventually specialized in litigation support services including expert witness services. Len is currently employed by PHH Mortgage as Director of Operations and Chief Appraiser. Len and his wife live in Gold River, California, and have two adult sons. One is a successful songwriter living in Nashville and the other is a Captain in the U.S. Army currently stationed in Texas. 

Xavier Escareno
Chapter Treasurer

Xavier is a certified appraiser who was born in Woodland and grew up in St Helena. The wine business didn’t interest him and after college, he enlisted in the Air Force where he spent six years. He has been appraising for 16 years. He enjoys woodworking, golf, and family time. He loves to travel and visits Mexico and Hawaii as often as possible. 

Sacramento Chapter Board of Directors

Lola Gomes
Kimberlee Greenwood
Jeff Hamric
Ken Hunsinger
Steve Hurley
Joe Lynch
Marla Smotherman
Rob Perez


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