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Leigh Walker, CRA, P. App.

PRESIDENT

Leigh began his real estate career in 1993 and is a designated CRA appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), member of the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board (GVREB), member of the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association (CMBA). Past Executive Co-Chair Vancouver Chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and is a Director of the BC Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He is a co-founder and Vice President of the Business Association of Real Estate Appraisers (BAREA). In is downtime, Leigh enjoys spending time with his two kids, Makena and Hudson. Favourite hobbies include mountain biking, snowboarding and hiking. He has a keen interest in architecture and design.

Appraisers

Don Lawrenson, BA, RI(BC), CRA

(Retired)

Don Lawrenson, BA, RI(BC), CRA

(Retired)

Denise Barker, RI(BC), CRA, P. App.

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER

Denise Barker, RI(BC), CRA, P. App.

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER

Denise joined our company in 2003 and has worked in the Real Estate Industry for 15 years. Denise has worked in Real Estate sales as well as residential and commercial leasing. Denise is a designated CRA appraiser with the AIC. Denise also is a member of the Real Estate Institute of BC RI(BC) as well as the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Lewis Chekaluk, CRA, P. App.

SENIOR DESIGNATED REVIEW APPRAISER

Lewis Chekaluk, CRA, P. App.

SENIOR DESIGNATED REVIEW APPRAISER

Lewis joined our company in 2013 and has been working in the real estate industry since 2002. Lewis has worked in Real Estate sales as well as residential & commercial appraisals. Lewis completed the Diploma in Urban Land Economics through the Sauder School of Business at UBC in 2009 and received his CRA designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 2010. Lewis is a member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).

Ivan Cheng

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Ivan Cheng

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Kris Elvevoll

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Kris Elvevoll

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Andrew Grantham

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Andrew Grantham

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Andrew joined Lawrenson Walker in 2016 after a long executive management career which has proven to make him a very skilled appraiser. He’s and avid sailor and snowboarder and the thing he’s most proud of in life is choosing the right wife (she is amazing by the way). He’s interested in the technical aspects of the appraisal profession and in his spare time he enjoys watching his kids play sports.

Meghan Gunn, Candidate

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Meghan Gunn, Candidate

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Mark Hardinge, B.Comm., CRA, P. App.

DESIGNATED APPRAISER

Mark Hardinge, B.Comm., CRA, P. App.

DESIGNATED APPRAISER

Mark joined our company in 2014 and has been working as a residential appraiser since 2011. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma of Commerce and is a designated appraiser, having earned the CRA designation in 2014. Mark is an Associate Member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), and a member in good standing with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Shannon Howlett, B.Hosp.,

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Shannon Howlett, B.Hosp.,

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

As the daughter of an appraisal legend, Shannon has appraisals in her blood. She joins Lawrenson Walker as a client experience expert after a demanding career in the hotel management sector. She loves to spend time at home or in the outdoors with her two daughters and Realtor husband. She’s a natural appraiser and brings an undeniable energy to the team.

Staff Headshot of Shannon Howlett

Margaret Kotarska, B.Sc., CRA, CRP

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER / TRAINER

Margaret Kotarska, B.Sc., CRA, CRP

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER / TRAINER

Margaret graduated UBC with a Bachelor of Science in 2000 and has been with the company since 2005. Margaret is a designated CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and a CRP (Certified Reserve Fund Planner) with the Real Estate Institute of Canada. Margaret is also an Associate Member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Edgan Kwok, B.Sc., CRA, P. App.

DESIGNATED APPRAISER

Edgan Kwok, B.Sc., CRA, P. App.

DESIGNATED APPRAISER

Edgan joined our company in 2014 and has been working in the real estate industry since 2007. Edgan graduated SFU with a Bachelor of Science (Statistics) in 2004. Edgan is a designated appraiser having earned his CRA in 2014 and is a member in good standing with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and is an associate member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).

Gilles LeBlanc, CRA

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER (RET.)

Gilles LeBlanc, CRA

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER (RET.)

Gilles has been employed in the financial sector for over 40 years. He started his career as a mortgage/lending officer with major Trust Companies and that is where he was first trained as an in-house real estate appraiser. Gilles experience is rooted in mortgage lending and he has held positions in both residential and commercial lending, mortgage insurance underwriting, senior management and as a mortgage broker consultant. An opportunity presented itself in the mid 1980’s and Gilles accepted a position as a staff appraiser with a local credit union before becoming a fee appraiser. Gilles is a CRA designated member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and an affiliate member of the Victoria Real Estate Board.

 

Dustin Lillico

CANDIDATE MEMBER

Dustin Lillico

CANDIDATE MEMBER

Kerwin Mar

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Kerwin Mar

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Kerwin holds a Diploma in Marketing Management – Real Estate from BCIT achieved in 1998 and has been actively appraising residential properties in the Vancouver Lower Mainland since 2006. Kerwin is currently enrolled in the Appraisal Institute of Canada Distance Education Program at UBC studying towards the CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation.

Michael Mills

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Michael Mills

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER
Staff headshot of Michael Mills.

Andrew J. Partington, CRA, P. APP.

APPRAISAL MANAGER

Andrew J. Partington, CRA, P. APP.

APPRAISAL MANAGER

Andrew is our Appraisal Review Manager and has been working as a residential appraiser in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas since 2004. Andrew is a designated appraiser, having earned the CRA designation in 2008. Andrew is an Associate Member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), and a member in good standing with the Appraisal Institute of Canada

Denise Pritchard

SENIOR APPRAISER (RET.)

Denise Pritchard

SENIOR APPRAISER (RET.)

Denise has been with the Company since 2000 and retired in 2016. Denise is an Associate Member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Kevin Samuel

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Kevin Samuel

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Kevin has been with the firm since 2005. He has an insatiable appetite for real estate data and when he’s not busy writing appraisal reports at his standing desk, he’s trading stocks. If he ever go a “do over” in life, he would have invested in Netflix. Kevin is a true minimalist, enjoys the simple things in life including his secret indulgence, Masterpiece Theatre. AKA “The Appraisal Machine”.

Frank Scott

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Frank Scott

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Warren Severn, CRA, P. APP.

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER

Warren Severn, CRA, P. APP.

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER

Warren has over 35 years appraisal experience in the Greater Vancouver/Fraser Valley area, including five years as an appraiser/underwriter with the Vancouver office of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
Warren specializes in the valuation of single detached housing, duplexes, condominium apartments, and townhouses. He regularly completes appraisal assignments for mortgage financing, mortgage recovery, estate planning settlement, divorce settlement, insurance, income tax, probate, employee relocation and various other purposes.

Chris Smith

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Chris Smith

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Many people are surprised to learn that many of the skills Smitty has learned in his earlier careers as a lifeguard, waiter, bartender, bouncer, national water polo player, college basketball and volleyball payer, Red Seal carpenter and NHL trainer, actually transfer well into the appraisal field. Chris’ analytic skills are his forte and he is a true student of the craft. Born in the Kooteneys and raised in Maple Ridge, he is a true local boy. He’s a fiercely loyal friend, husband and dad to his two boys. His early life a as a competitive swimmer has slowed considerably and today you can find him slow cooking ribs on the BBQ.

Sherry Wondga, CRA, P. APP.

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER - VANCOUVER ISLAND REGIONAL MANAGER

Sherry Wondga, CRA, P. APP.

SENIOR DESIGNATED APPRAISER - VANCOUVER ISLAND REGIONAL MANAGER

Sherry is an accredited CRA member of the Appraisal Institute to Canada and received her CRA designation in April 2007. She began her career as an appraiser in 2003 and joined our team in 2012. She currently holds a position on the Victoria Chapter executive for the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Jodi Zak

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Jodi Zak

AIC CANDIDATE MEMBER

Okanagan Office

Derek Funk, B.A. CRA, P. App.

MANAGING PARTNER, OKANAGAN

Derek is a proud part of the Lawrenson Walker Team.

Alberta Office

Chantelle Haugrud, B.Comm, CRA, P.App

MANAGING PARTNER, ALBERTA

Chantelle is the Managing Partner of Lawrenson Walker Appraisers Alberta Inc. She brings over 13 years of Alberta valuation and appraisal firm management experience to Lawrenson Walker’s table. She’s our Top Gun in Alberta and she oversees our operations, activities and sets the strategic tone for how LWAB services our valued Alberta clients.

When not hard at work, you will find her trying to stay warm at a hockey rink while cheering on her two boys. Forever light hearted, she always prefers to laugh at herself before someone else gets the chance.

Front Office Team

Erin Cleveland

General Manager

Erin Cleveland

General Manager

Natalie McDonagh Elvevoll

Assistant Manager

Natalie McDonagh Elvevoll

Assistant Manager

Heather McIntosh

Office Support

Heather McIntosh

Office Support

Jackie Reimer

Office Support

Jackie Reimer

Office Support

Lindsay Warner

Office Support

Lindsay Warner

Office Support