ASA NorCal Governing Board

Board Members — 2016/17


President – Louise Allrich, ASA

Louise is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Fine Art. Clients include municipalities, collectors and corporations. Experienced in appraisals for estate tax, insurance coverage, insurance claims, distribution and non cash charitable donations to numerous major museums throughout the country. Louise Allrich has served as the Personal Property Chair, Secretary, and Vice President of the American Society of Appraisers Northern California Chapter.


Vice President – Carol DiGiovanni, ASA

DiGiovanni &
Carol DiGiovanni is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with a designation in Antiques & Decorative Arts. Carol founded DiGiovanni & Co. in Chico, California in 2009, and works throughout the greater Sacramento Valley and beyond. She is an active member of the ASA NorCal chapter, serving as newsletter editor since 2012, and Personal Property Chair 2013-2106.

Secretary – Liza Hickey, ASA

Hobart Associates

Liza Hickey is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with a designation in Antiques and Decorative Arts. She has worked at Hobart Associates in San Francisco since 2007. Prior to entering the appraisal world, Liza worked in online educational publishing, among other fields. She has a master’s degree in art history from the University of Glasgow and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Santa Barbara.

Treasurer – Eric Sundheim, ASA

Eric Sundheim is a Vice President at Teknos Associates, a Business Valuation firm in Palo Alto. He specializes in transfer pricing, litigation, and the valuation of complex securities. His work has been published in the Business Valuation Review and he is the current Treasurer of the American Society of Appraisers Northern California Chapter.


Past-President – Garrett Schwartz, ASA

Sencer Appraisal
Garrett is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Machinery & Technical Specialties. In addition to his current position as ASA Northern California Chapter Past-President, he also serves on the International Machinery & Technical Specialties Committee. Garrett has performed appraisals across North America, Asia and Europe on behalf of financial institutions, private individuals and businesses from sole-proprietorships to Fortune 100 corporations. He is a Senior Equipment Appraiser with Sencer Appraisal Associates, where he has worked since 2007.

Discipline Chairs


Appraisal Review & Management – Jack Young, ASA, ARM-MTS

Jack Young is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Machinery & Technical Specialties and holds an Appraisal Review Management designation; he is also a CPA and holds a BS degree in Accountancy. Jack is a Past-President of the Northern California ASA Chapter.

Business Valuation – Joe Orlando, ASA

Frank, Rimerman +
Joseph Orlando, ASA is a Director and heads the Business Valuation Practice at Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP. He joined Frank, Rimerman + Co. in 2007.

Gems & Jewelry – Claire Pena


Claire Pena has been in the jewelry business for 36 years.  She holds a bachelors degree in geology and has been a graduate gemologist for the past 28 years. Ms. Pena’s gem and jewelry appraising experience includes retail, auction, collateral and private of antique, period and contemporary art jewelry.

Machinery & Technical Specialties – Ramiro Campos-Sanchez

Andersen Tax –

Personal Property – Jeremy Stone, ASA

Business Matters in the Visual Arts, LLC –

Jeremy Patricia Stone, ASA has been professionally engaged in the museum/gallery/auction world for over 30 years. Ms. Stone’s area of expertise is post-war and 20th century American art and the dynamics of the auction, gallery and museum world.  Gifting, Charitable contribution, artist’s estates, sales advice, insurance and strategic plans for large art collections are her primary focuses. 

Real Property – Brad MacLane, Jr., ASA

MacLane & Company,
Brad Maclane, ASA has more than 40 years of experience in the field of real estate appraisal both within a corporate banking setting and as an independent fee appraiser.