Who We Are
The Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board regulates real estate appraiser’s licenses, provides access to appraisers’ education resources and informs appraisers of industry news.
The board consists of seven members appointed by the governor. At least one member of the board shall represent the general public, at least two shall represent financial institutions and at least three shall be real estate appraisers. Upon expiration of the teExit Visual Builderrms of the first members appointed to the board and thereafter: (1) No real estate appraiser members of the board shall be eligible to serve unless such member is a state certified or licensed appraiser; and (2) at least one appraiser member shall be a certified general real property appraiser. Any member representing the general public shall not be affiliated with any financial institution or in the practice of real estate appraising.
Scott A. Brown, Gem – Appraiser Member
Mr. Brown graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a B.S. in Agri-Business in 1995. His appraisal career began in July 2002 as an appraiser trainee with Farm Credit of Western Kansas, ACA in Colby. Mr. Brown obtained his certified general appraiser certification in July 2005. In July 2008, he obtained the Accredited Rural Appraiser designation from ASFMRA. He currently holds licenses in Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. Mr. Brown has been married to his wife, Shanda, since 1996 and has 3 children. They live in Thomas County and continue to maintain a small cow-calf operation as well as other livestock.
Mr. Brown’s term will expire on June 30, 2023.
Beverly Easterwood – Appraiser Member
Ms. Easterwood is a Certified General Appraiser in the states of Kansas and Missouri, initially receiving her certification in 1991. Focusing on partial takings, in addition to commercial and residential appraisals, Ms. Easterwood provides forensic review appraisals and real estate consulting services such as relocation, market studies and rent comparability studies. She considers one of her most interesting career assignments to have been serving as a consultant to the Acquisition Team for the Kansas International Speedway Corporation.
Beverly is also a licensed Real Estate Agent in both Kansas and Missouri, and she received her BSBA Degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Beverly was the first female President of the National Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and has served on numerous volunteer boards in leadership positions.
Ms. Easterwoods term with expire June 30, 2023.
Trecia A. McDowell, CAE, MAI, SRA
Trecia McDowell has a broad experience in the field of real estate appraisal. She majored in Real Estate and Land Use Economics from Wichita State University, which led to a career in real estate appraisal. Thirty-six plus years later, she continues to remain passionate and committed to this profession. The first 29+ years were dedicated to fee appraisal of both commercial and residential real estate. The last 6-years have been spent as a commercial mass appraiser at the Sedgwick County Appraiser’s office. The experience with Sedgwick County Appraiser’s Office has allowed her to gain even more knowledge about valuing various types of commercial property. Designations earned include SRA and MAI with the Appraisal Institute (AI), along with the CAE Designation (equivalent to MAI for mass appraisal) from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Over the years, Trecia has participated in many IAAO and AI committees, and will serve as upcoming president of the Greater Kansas Chapter of the AI. Trecia is married with two children.
Ms. McDowell’s term will expire on June 30, 2025.
Gerri Ford – Public
Ms. Gerri Ford is a real estate analyst with the city of Wichita. Ms. Ford’s career with the City’s Office of Development Services began in 2005. Primary responsibilities include the acquisitions and dispositions of residential properties, commercial, raw land, and special use properties as well as the management of the City’s lease portfolio. Ms. Ford is a graduate of Wichita State University and holds a license as a Kansas real estate salesperson. It is with her extensive experience within the business of real estate and knowledge of appraisal methodology that makes her an invaluable asset to the Board. Outside of work, Ms. Ford volunteers as a reading coach for the United Way of the Plains’ Read to Succeed program, and as a golf coach for the Butler County Special Olympics program. Much of her down time is spent enjoying the outdoors with her two dogs and gardening. Ms. Ford has one adult son.
Ms. Ford’s term will expire June 30, 2026
Lacey Frehe – Financial Member
Mrs. Frehe is currently a Vice President at United Bank & Trust, Seneca, Kansas. She earned her Bachelors of Administration in Business from Washburn University. Frehe began her career in 2004 at United Bank & Trust, where she currently still works. During this time she has performed many different tasks, but specializes in home and commercial lending. Personally, Frehe is very involved in her local community. She currently serves on a few volunteer boards in leadership positions, and engages in many service opportunities at her children’s school, and at church. She and her husband, David, have three children.
Mrs. Frehe’s term will expire June, 2025
Fred L. Samuelson, Wichita – Appraiser Member
Mr. Samuelson is the owner of The Appraisal Company in Wichita. He graduated from the University of Kansas and served an active duty tour with the Kansas Air National Guard prior to becoming a residential appraiser in 1974. He is a certified residential appraiser with an SRA designation from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Mr. Samuelson has served as president of the Appraisal Institute Greater Kansas Chapter; president of the Wichita Area Assoc. of Realtors; president of the South Central Kansas Multi List System; and a Kansas Assoc. of Realtors board member. He is a member of the National Assoc. of Realtors and the National Assoc. of Home Builders, and has been an expert witness in Kansas and Arkansas courts. He was given the Walter Morris Realtors of the Year award in 2005. Mr. Samuelson and his wife, Barbara, have two children and four grandchildren.
Mr. Samuelson’s term will expire on June 30, 2023.
Jeff Meyer – Financial Member
With over 40 years of experience, Meyer has had the opportunity to serve in various financial capacities. In 1982, he began his banking career at Mid Continent Federal Savings & Loan Association where he was involved in loan servicing, investor accounting, loan originations and loan servicing acquisitions. Later in his career, he managed and operated the secondary market mortgage lending operations for Prairie State Bank and Home Bank & Trust Company. In 2016, Meyer joined Community National Bank and Trust and is currently a Senior Vice President at the El Dorado branch. His wife Gina teaches at El Dorado Middle School, and together they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Mr. Meyer’s term will expire June 30, 2025.