Our Management Team
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.