Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Certified Residential Appraiser
AQB Certified USPAP Instructor
LEED Green Associate
Robert takes a dynamic role supervising all appraisal management operations, including as a quality control reviewer. Active and current in his profession, Robert has obtained SRA, AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal institute, he also an AQB Certified USPAP instructor, in the field he specializes in the valuation of high-performing and luxury housing.
In addition to his work in the office and in the field, Robert organizes and presents continuing education seminars for real estate professionals, in which he covers current underwriting guidelines, appraisal methods, approaches to value, and thorough explanations of the appraisal process. Robert is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and has received his certification to teach in Arizona and Texas.
As a Designated member of the Appraisal Institute, Robert is committed to continuing education. He participates in many of the courses and professional seminars from the Appraisal Institute, completing significantly more than the required number or hours to ensure that he is well-informed and current with the ever-evolving real estate field.+ Read More
President & Chief Operating Officer
Rusty was previously our Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and joined our AppraisalTek team back in July 2020. Prior to joining AppraisalTek, Rusty worked at Academy Mortgage where he spent 7+ years in various capacities including (CIO) twice and head of Home Operations where he worked with the internal Appraisal Desk, and many other departments. Prior to Academy, Rusty worked 14 + years for a national subprime servicer "Select Portfolio Servicing" in various roles including, CIO, EVP Operations, and head of Portfolio Analytics. He has a B.A. and M.B.A from the University of Utah and has been happily married for 22+ years to his wife Amy. Rusty and Amy have 7 children (5 boys and 2 girls) who are all adopted. Rusty and his 3 boys have black belts and 3 others in training. Rusty is also a self taught SQL and python programmer.+ Read More
Chief of Staff
Cathy has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is the Chief of Staff. Cathy is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and National Society of Leadership and Success whose mission is “building leaders who make a better world.” She has a thorough knowledge of State and Federal rules and regulations and does an exceptional job creating and implementing a people, culture, and engagement strategy which is aligned with the strategic organizational goals of AppraisalTek. Cathy facilitates employee development and training curriculum for AppraisalTek and has exceptional customer service and organizational skills. Cathy had been with the company since 2011.
Prior to joining AppraisalTek, Cathy worked with the State of Arizona in developing and fostering relationships with all State Agencies, vendors, and clients. She also previously served on the AZ State Governor’s Council for DES-Div. of Developmental Disabilities in 2011 as a facilitator.
Cathy is an Arizona native and is married with two children. Outside of work, Cathy’s passion is volunteering with non-profit youth community programs. She previously served as the President of AJ Little League (3 years) and Vice President for AJ Black & Gold Youth Football League (2 years).+ Read More
Russell has been Corporate Controller for two privately held $15M-$50M companies in Phoenix and Director of Accounting and Finance for a $150M state agency as well as Division Controller for a Fortune 100 company. In all his roles, Russell is known for developing a strong team, partnering across the organization, implementing leaner accounting practices, identifying the root cause of problems and developing strategies that add value to the company.
He has a B.A. from the University of Utah and M.B.A. from Brigham Young University and recently received his Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) in 2018.
Outside of Appraisal Tek, Russell loves spending time with his wife and family. He enjoys experimenting with cooking and always has an audio book underway. He loves to travel to new places and explore new cultures and food. His favorite cities to visit are Singapore and Montreal, but he won’t say no to time spent snorkeling in Hawaii!+ Read More
Vice President of Business Operations
As Vice President of Business Operations, Brianna is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the Client Services Team. She brings extensive experience in employee development, procedural compliance and operations management. Since 2007, she has ensured that our customers receive the reliable and consistent customer service that has become the hallmark of AppraisalTek.
Brianna also is an enthusiastic volunteer with her husband at a local youth soccer club. She enjoys (when weather allows) hiking Arizona’s beautiful local mountain trails and spending time with her family and, with three kids, there is always something to do!+ Read More
Vice President of Business Development
Certified Residential Appraiser
Quality Control Reviewer
Kathryn has over 25 years of experience in the lending industry. She began working for a wholesale lender in 1992. Once she found her niche in the appraisal industry, within 10 years Kathryn opened her own appraisal company which she later merged with AppraisalTek. Kathryn has been a residential real estate appraiser for 20 years and currently is Appraisal Tek’s Vice President of Business Development.
Kathryn continues her involvement in the lending industry by active participating in the Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association (AMLA). She has been a member since 2006 and currently serves as their Convention Chairperson. She also organizes and presents professional seminars for real estate professionals.
Kathryn is married and has one daughter. Outside of work, she and her husband are active in their church, run a homeless ministry and spend time at their cabin in Northern Arizona.+ Read More
Director of Software Engineering
Mark is responsible for software development and systems operations working hands on with a team of skilled engineers. He brings over thirty years of technical experience in software development from operating systems level, knowledge engineering, to stateful web applications. His work has been published in books, magazines, and included on network operating system media. He is also dedicated to continual learning and takes pride in the great team he works with - all of his past direct hires have either been offered engineer positions or taken one with Amazon, Google, or Huawei.
Outside of work he enjoys being with his family and teaching the little ones the wonders of the wilderness.+ Read More
Head of Operations
Sarah Jorgensen is thrilled to be a part of the AppraisalTek team. She has been involved in appraisal management and customer service operations for over 10+ years and has significant experience in Project Management, Software Management, Business Operations, and Client & Customer Support.
When she is not working, Sarah really loves to be outdoors and enjoys hiking, hanging out on a lake in her kayak, or taking drives through the mountains. She brings her dog, Boston, with her on all her adventures. She loves to travel and given the opportunity, will pack her bags and hop on a flight to somewhere new. Additionally, she enjoys working with her friends to grow a small screen-printing shop.
Sarah is inspired daily by her spectacular team. Through their example, she has learned so much about what it means to be a ‘relentless client champion.’+ Read More
Vice President of Software Development
Ehren has a Bachelor of Computer Science from DeVry University and a Full Stack Web Development certification from University of Arizona. Ehren is a member of Solve Stack which helps and mentors aspiring individuals who would like to start a career in software engineering.
Prior to joining AppraisalTek, since 2011 Ehren has been a software engineer working on I9 with E-Verify compliance solutions and medical equipment planning.
Outside of work Ehren has a passion for west coast swing dancing and staying active with biking as well as hiking. Audio Books play a large role in his life, some of his favorite authors are Simon Sinek and Dale Carnegie.+ Read More
National Account Manager
Mary has worked in the appraisal management industry for 10+ years with experience in Customer Service, Compliance, Ops, Management and Sales as well as served on various internal committees. Mary received the "Innovative Thinker" award and uses her experience to mentor others to think outside the box for ways to improve efficiencies and processes to provide better customer service. When she is not working, she enjoys DIY projects around the house, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, hiking, spending time with her family and dogs.+ Read More
Our industry requires a fast pace and quick results. That is our goal. We appreciate your time, dedication and your business.
- Robert Oglesby, SRA, AI-RRS, ASA, AppraisalTek President, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor