Our Management Team

Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards

Founder

Jeffrey Richards is the founder and majority owner of First Choice Appraisal Management (FCAM). Jeff founded the company in 2009 with the guiding values of quality and integrity, along with a strong abiding belief in the dignity of others.

James A. Baumberger

James A. Baumberger

Chief Executive Officer

James A. Baumberger is Chief Executive Officer and minority owner of First Choice Appraisal Management (FCAM). Jim has an outstanding record of providing inspirational leadership as an executive leading appraisal organizations serving the financial services industry.

Jon Grace

Jon Grace

Director of Valuation Services

Thomas Jon Grace, or Jon as his friends call him, is the Chief Appraiser of First Choice Appraisal Management (FCAM). Jon joined the company in 2011 to strengthen appraisal quality and ensure that Clients receive credible appraisals.

Jared Willis

Jared Willis

Business Development Director

Jared Willis joined First Choice Appraisal Management (FCAM) in 2015, because the company’s core values resonated with him. The FCAM staff operates with integrity, and acts with genuine regard to support the success of clients and appraisers.

Trina Harings

Trina Harings

Director of Client Relations and Technology

Trina Harings is Director of Client Relations and Technology at First Choice Appraisal Management (FCAM). She leads the team’s advancements in technology and is responsible for training and support for both clients and staff.

Amber Stojanov

Amber Stojanov

Client Accounts Manager

Amber Stojanov is the Client Accounts Manager at First Choice Appraisal Management (FCAM). With 14 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, and seven years’ experience in the AMC space.

John Weisser

John Weisser

Fulfillment Manager

John’s initiative to identify best practices and help train the Orders Team improved the level of customer service across the department. Based on delivering positive results for Clients, John was promoted to Fulfillment Manager in 2017.

Kelli Clark

Kelli Clark

Appraisal Program Manager

Kelli Clark is the Appraiser Program Manager at First Choice Appraisal Management (FCAM). Kelli leads the staff appraiser program and the company’s appraiser trainee program.

Tara Keitz

Tara Keitz

Vendor Management Specialist

Tara Keitz is the Vendor Management Specialist at First Choice Appraisal Management (FCAM). She enjoys working with the best appraisers in the industry today throughout the Western region.