Chapter Board

Brenton Aichroth
Chapter President

Brenton is a Certified General Appraiser with 25+ years of appraisal experience.  He graduated from California State University Sacramento (CSUS) with a BS in Business Administration. He completed concentrations in both Real Estate/Land Use Affairs and Finance.  He also earned a Minor in Economics.  Upon graduating from CSUS he was hired by Ousley and Associates as an Appraiser Trainee. He then went on to appraiser positions with California Federal Savings & Loan (Cal Fed) and Steve Walkup & Associates. He is currently the principal of Brenton Aichroth & Associates. His appraisal experience includes complex SFR's, FHA appraisals, REO properties, apartment buildings, mixed-use properties, appraisal reviews as well as completing assignments for Attorneys, CPAs/Financial Planners, and Realtors.  Brenton is also a licensed Real Estate Broker.

Brenton lives in Walnut Creek with his wife Nancy and son Zachary.

Glen M. Higdon
Chapter Vice President

Glen worked in several capacities within the field of Real Estate Lending (in all nine counties of the Bay Area) for 11 years prior to establishing Higdon & Associates in 1987; his home office is in Antioch, CA. His experiences include Loan Office Management, Underwriting, and Appraising while working at a major Savings and Loan (Home Savings of America) for ten years. Glen supervised a staff of 3-25 escrow officers, loan officers (agents), and appraisal staff (including several years as Chief Appraiser after serving as a review and field appraiser). In the appraisal department, he coordinated training programs for the instruction of appraisers, streamlining and expediting the appraisal process, increasing productivity and minimizing mistakes, earning excellent audits from examiners. He also worked for a Mortgage Banking firm for one year in the capacity of an underwriter and Chief Review/Field Appraiser.

Glen is married and has three children, one girl and two boys and two grandchildren, a boy and a girl. He has served in his community as an ordained Deacon, coached local youth in several sports, and is a licensed/certified Massage Therapist. Glen enjoys good food, music, movies, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. 

Neil Smith
Chapter Secretary

David Nolting
Chapter Treasurer

East Bay Chapter Board of Directors
Jenifer Muzzall


Honorary Board Member

Ann O'Rourke

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