Learn from the leader in professional education with McKissock Each year we help over 300,000 professionals achieve more in their career. Our StoryOur InstructorsGo Meet our appraisal instructors Our instructors aren't just great teachers — they're working professionals with years of expertise. You'll benefit from their real-world experience and genuine desire to see you excel in your career. Dr. Robert (Bob) Abelson McKissock Instructor Mel Black McKissock Instructor Dan Bone McKissock Instructor Dan Bradley Appraisal Curriculum and Content Director Wally Czekalski McKissock Instructor Chuck Fisher McKissock Instructor Robert L. Frazier McKissock Instructor Alexander Gilbert McKissock Instructor Alan Hummel McKissock Instructor Charles Huntoon McKissock Instructor Howard Kanter McKissock Instructor Pat Kelly McKissock Instructor Philicia Lloyd McKissock Instructor Rob Luciani McKissock Instructor Steven Lynn Maher McKissock Instructor Sam Martin McKissock Instructor Robert McClelland McKissock Instructor Larry McMillen McKissock Instructor Julie Molendorp McKissock Instructor Tony Pistilli McKissock Instructor Dr. Dan Tosh McKissock Instructor Jo Traut McKissock Instructor Steve Vehmeier McKissock Instructor Josh Walitt McKissock Instructor X X Dr. Robert (Bob) Abelson McKissock Instructor Dr. Bob has been a real estate appraiser since 1996, and currently holds a certified general appraiser license in California. His teaching style helps answer students’ USPAP questions by considering, “if it is ethical and more work for the appraiser, most likely that is the way to proceed.” Dr. Bob specializes in assignments for estate and income tax reporting, historical real estate research, tax assessment appeals, eminent domain, litigation, and private party issues. He teaches real estate courses at UCLA Extension and is an associate faculty member at Saddleback and Irvine Valley Colleges in California. X X Mel Black McKissock Instructor With decades of experience in the appraisal industry, Mel Black is a Certified Residential Appraiser, Licensed real estate broker, and McKissock Learning’s Director of Appraisal Innovation. Mel holds two graduate degrees in education, and has taught for 15 years at both high school and college levels. As an educator, Mel has earned multiple awards, including Educator of the Year and the Larry Outlaw Excellence in Education award. Mel is also a practicing attorney who represents appraisal professionals before their state licensing boards. With more than 10 years as a director on North Carolina’s appraisal board and an officer with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, Mel provides regular counsel on compliance and other industry-related law for appraisers and brokerage services. Previously, Mel served as president of the Association of Appraisal Regulatory Officials; as a board member for the Council for Licensure Enforcement and Regulation; and as a member of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council. Currently, Mel is vice chair of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Prior to working with McKissock, Mel owned and operated BrightPath Education, an appraisal and real estate school specializing in qualifying and continuing education. He also co-authored a book about teaching real estate and was acknowledged as a contributor to the Real Estate Commission’s “North Carolina Real Estate Manual,” 2011-2012 Edition. X X Dan Bone McKissock Instructor Dan has been a real estate appraiser since 1989, and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in California. His teaching style is animated and fast-paced to keep students’ attention, while providing quality information and real world examples. Dan specializes in expert witness appraisals and is the former owner of the appraisal school in Los Angeles. He is also the Offensive Line Coach for the LA City Championship high school football team at Canoga Park High. X X Dan Bradley Appraisal Curriculum and Content Director Dan has been a real estate appraiser since 1987, and currently holds a certified general appraiser credential in Pennsylvania. His teaching style is relaxed with clear explanations of the material complemented by broad experience. Dan specializes in USPAP, expert witness appraisal, appraisal review, and FHA appraisals. He holds an SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute and served two terms on Pennsylvania’s appraiser licensing board. X X Wally Czekalski McKissock Instructor Wally has been a real estate appraiser since 1965, and currently holds a certified general appraiser license and a real estate broker license in Pennsyvania. He incorporates countless real life examples into his teaching style which he believes “keeps them awake so they learn something”. Wally specializes in residential, commercial, and review assignments. He likes to travel, especially in the western states and on cruises. X X Chuck Fisher McKissock Instructor Chuck has been a real estate appraiser since 1985 and currently holds a certified general appraiser license in Oregon. His teaching style is engaging with lots of participant involvement. Chuck currently specializes in appraisal education and practice consulting, with experience in a broad range of appraisal assignment and property types. He has a BA in Urban Studies and an MBA. X X Robert L. Frazier McKissock Instructor Rob Frazier has been a real estate appraiser since 1973, and currently holds a certified general appraiser license in Maryland. His teaching style is all about making the information relevant for both the professional and business management responsibilities in an appraisal practice. Rob specializes in residential, commercial, and industrial property markets, analytics, FHA, and workflow processing. He retired from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2017 where he had served as acting director, deputy director, and housing policy advisor for Single Family Valuation Policy for FHA. X X Alexander Gilbert McKissock Instructor Alex has been a real estate appraiser since 1985 and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in California. His teaching style is informal, but focused. Alex currently specializes in residential appraisal, review, and appraisal management for lenders. He has been teaching appraisal courses for over 15 years. X X Alan Hummel McKissock Instructor Alan Hummel, SRA has been a real estate appraiser since 1983, and currently holds a Certified General appraiser license in Iowa. His teaching style is interactive, drawing students into conversation to become more immersed in the topic of discussion. Alan specializes in the standards and principles of residential valuation for both lending and non-lending valuations and reviews, and was named by Inman News as one of the top 100 most influential people in real estate. X X Charles Huntoon McKissock Instructor Chuck has been a real estate appraiser since 1978 and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in Pennsylvania. His teaching style is participatory and personal, with the use of many real world examples. Chuck currently specializes in expert testimony, consulting, and VA appraising. He has a BS and MBA from Syracuse University, and is also a residential real estate broker in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Colorado. X X Howard Kanter McKissock Instructor Howard Kanter has been a full-time real estate appraiser since 1987 and currently holds a Certified General appraiser license in Florida. While he teaches appraisal principles, he prides himself in teaching the more important application of those appraisal principles. Howard specializes in Conservation and Preservation easements and other less than fee valuation assignments. Howard actually did his first appraisal in 1964. Can you guess what the fee was? X X Pat Kelly McKissock Instructor Pat Kelly is a certified residential appraiser with over 20 years of appraisal experience and has been teaching appraisal courses for well over 18 years. Pat simply is a great teacher who sincerely cares about the success of his students. You can find Pat working with a student who needs a little extra help in a particular area. He can weave his broad experience, real world application of appraisal concepts, and a strong understanding of the academic side of appraisal theory into an effective, enjoyable method of learning appraisal methodology and application. He is a master of using just the right real-life example to give you that “Ah-ha” moment when the theory makes sense. Pat is well known for his ability to take a classroom of new students who have never taken an appraisal class and lead them through a successful trainee series to allow them to form the foundation for a successful career. Pat’s influence on the appraisal profession is immense and growing as he is now teaching a second generation of appraisers. So many trainee students have been recommended by former students. Pat has a wide following and a group of trainee students created a Facebook page titled Kelly’s Appraisal Scholars. X X Philicia Lloyd McKissock Instructor Philicia has been a real estate appraiser since 1988, and currently holds a certified general appraiser license and real estate broker license in New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Her teaching style is to keep things fun, moving, and interactive so students are never bored in class. Philicia specializes in both residential and commercial appraisals, as well as Florida law. She currently serves as an Appraisal Special Magistrate in Broward County, Florida. X X Rob Luciani McKissock Instructor Rob Luciani has been a real estate appraiser since 1980, and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in Pennsylvania. His teaching style is informative, topical, and participatory. Rob specializes in tax assessment appeals. He is an adjunct real estate professor at Temple University & Community College of Philadelphia. X X Steven Lynn Maher McKissock Instructor Steve has been appraising since 1991, and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in North Carolina. His teaching style is not only focused on knowledge but action, to get the most for each appraiser. Steve specializes in home financing, estates, divorces, hard money, tax appeals, Real Estate brokers assistance, and expert witness. He has been teaching for over 20 years and runs an appraisal office in Charlotte. X X Sam Martin McKissock Instructor Sam Martin has been a real estate appraiser since 1986 and currently holds a Certified Residential appraiser license in NC. His teaching style is empathetic and caring. Sam specializes in appraisal education and research. Sam loves his family and owls (of course). X X Robert McClelland McKissock Instructor Rob has been appraising since 1986, and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in California. His teaching style incorporates a logical approach and practical application with a touch of humor to make classes highly informative and engaging for his students. Rob specializes in residential appraisals, review, REO and other valuation services. He is always working on advancing his knowledge through education and has degrees in Communication Studies, Real Estate, Accounting, and Cybersecurity/Computer Networking. X X Larry McMillen McKissock Instructor Larry has been a real estate appraiser since 1987, and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in Kentucky. His teaching style is “to inform and assist”. Larry specializes in real estate consulting, teaching, and litigation support. He’s spent twenty years teaching professional appraisers nationwide, which he describes as “most gratifying”. X X Julie Molendorp McKissock Instructor Julie has been a real estate appraiser since 1999, and currently holds a certified general appraiser license in Missouri and Kansas. Her teaching style is to share her knowledge with real life examples, elaborate on specific topics, and encourage lively discussion among participants. Julie specializes in risk management and valuation from her extensive experience managing a team at a mid-sized regional bank. She’s an active voice for the appraisal community and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Missouri Appraisers Commission. X X Tony Pistilli McKissock Instructor Tony has been a real estate appraiser since 1986, and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in Colorado, Wisconsin, Virginia, Texas, and Michigan. His teaching style is a fun and enjoyable, hands-on, practical approach that you can use every day doing your appraisals. Tony specializes in single family residential appraising and the regulatory and banking laws that govern appraisals at national banks and lenders. He had a previous life where he was an elected official and was appointed by the governor of Minnesota to a cabinet level position. X X Dr. Dan Tosh McKissock Instructor Dan has been a real estate appraiser since 1974, and currently holds a certified general appraiser license in California. His teaching style encourages appraiser interactivity, with added humor to lighten up lackluster topics. Dan specializes in residential, VA/FHA, commercial/industrial with a focus on senior living facilities, single use facilities such as churches and marinas, and expert witness. He also teaches karate classes 3 times a week. X X Jo Traut McKissock Instructor Jo Traut has been a real estate appraiser since 1997, and currently holds a certified residential appraiser licenses in Illinois and Wisconsin. Her teaching philosophy is to offer practical knowledge to simplify the complex. Jo specializes in appraising luxury homes, valuations for lending purposes, appraisal review, and appraisal compliance. Jo was Residential Chief Appraiser for the 5th largest Bank in the United States. X X Steve Vehmeier McKissock Instructor Steve has been appraising since 1979, and currently holds a general appraiser certification in Florida. His teaching style is all about sending folks home with things they can use in their daily practice. Steve specializes in consulting as well as writing and teaching appraisal courses. He remodels/restores investment properties, and once wrestled a 450 pound bear. X X Josh Walitt McKissock Instructor Josh has been a real estate appraiser since 2006, and currently holds a certified residential appraiser license in Colorado. His teaching style is conversational with illustrations and participation. Josh specializes in compliance, valuation, workflow/teamwork, and investigations. He is also an adjunct professor at his local university.