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Staff

We are a team of professionals bringing you over 100 years of appraisal experience.

Charles HoranProfessional Designation: MAI, member #6534 of the Appraisal Institute; Certification: State of Alaska General Appraiser AA41; Education: University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science Business Administration 1973; Role on Team: Senior Appraiser, Mentor, CEO

Charles is a Senior Appraiser, Mentor, and the CEO of Horan & Company. With 35 years of experience appraising in Southeast, Central, Coastal, and Northern Interior Alaskan communities, he has specialized in unique and complex commercial and industrial properties.Charles is sought out to do complex, remote, unique lands throughout the state. He has given numerous lectures presentations on various subjects ranging from “What is an Appraisal?” to housing markets, and created the Easement Valuation Seminar. He is a mentor to his staff and provides resources and guidance that will ensure continuous improvement.

Bill FergusonCertification: State of Alaska General Appraiser AA618; Education: Penn State, B.S. Landscape Architect 1976; Role on Team: Senior Commercial Appraiser and Chief Operating Officer

Bill is a General Appraiser, educated at Penn State in Landscape Architecture. He has been appraising with us since 1986. In addition to his appraisal work, Bill is the company’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the daily operation of the company. His appraisal activity includes commercial real estate in urban and rural areas of coastal Alaska. Bill has been involved in complex land analysis, including subdivisions, wetlands, tidelands and industrial waterfront properties. He has experience managing our contract assessing team in various communities in Southeast Alaska.

Josh HoranCertification: State of Alaska Residential Appraiser AA617; Education: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, BA Foreign Service; Role on Team: Senior Residential Appraiser

Josh joined the company in 2004 and is our Senior Residential Appraiser. He is an accomplished State-Certified Residential Appraiser. He has tremendous vision for the future technological advancement of the appraisal art. In addition to hundreds of residential properties, he has experience in complex land valuations, has assisted in commercial land appraisals and participated in the development of 12 municipal assessment roll preparations. He is now progressing with his career and training for his Certified General Appraiser License.

Slater FergusonEducation: Western Oregon University, BS Geography. Role on Team: Administrative Assistant

Slater started at Horan & Company in 2012 after graduating from Western Oregon University with a degree in Geography. Beginning at the firm as an administrative assistant, he gained valuable experience working alongside the appraisers aiding in both commercial and residential fieldwork, research, and report development. Slater has also been a part of multiple assessment teams for both the Municipality of Skagway and the City of Craig. In 2014, he became an Appraiser Trainee and is currently taking classes and working diligently to become a Certified General Appraiser.

Sheila KramerSheila has over 30 years of residential appraisal experience that spans both the private and public sectors and is a well-respected Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser. Educated at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington with a degree in Business Management, she began her career in appraising in 1982. Over the years Sheila’s appraisal work has included many various complex appraisal valuations, on both urban and remote properties.

Henry RobinsonEducation: Computer Networking, University of Alaska; Role on Team: Network Administrator, Database Manger, Research and Data Analyst.

Henry is our IT Specialist. He is responsible for the development of new technologies, improving those currently in place, and maintaining our extensive database.




Kelly GoedenKelly is a graduate of University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has lived in Alaska for over 20 years. She manages day to day operations and offers support to the appraisers.

Shannon Dailey
Shannon is a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle. She was born and raised in Sitka. She is one of our administrative assistants.