Get to Know Us

 Our Team


Doug Brown

Staff Appraiser/ Partner

A seasoned appraisal veteran, Doug has trained over 20 licensed appraisers over his 30+ years of appraisal experience. Formerly the District Director of a large bank, Doug has a wide range of appraisal knowledge to draw from. Doug is an award-winning theater set builder and lives with his wife in Walnut Creek. 


Kyle Paquin

Staff Appraiser/ Partner

Kyle started out as our office manager and received his Certified Residential Appraiser certification in nearly half the time of other appraisers due to his rapid acquisition of complex appraisal concepts. A talented voice actor, Kyle contributes to the popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast -"The Lazy Bardcast." Kyle lives with his wife and child in Concord.

Kristie Barnes

Office Manager

Kristie runs the office with precision. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration. If you call in or email us, she will be your point of contact. 


Hayley Jacques

Staff Appraiser

Hayley was Valuable Appraisals first trainee to complete our rigorous appraisal learning. She lives in Walnut Creek with her furry friends.