Deana is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and was awarded the Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA) designation in March 1998. In March 2022, the Appraisal Institute of Canada named Deana as a Fellow of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. The Fellowship is the highest honour the AIC bestows and recognizes the outstanding contributions of a very select group of members. Deana is the first CRA member of the AIC to be named as a Fellow.
Deana is a Past-President of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, Manitoba. At a National level of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, she is currently the National Board of Directors representative from Manitoba. She completed the maximum 6 year term as a member of the Standards Sub-Committee. She is a past member of the Residential Forms Sub-Committee. She currently serves on the IDEA (Individual Degree Exemption Assessment) panel and just recently completed an appointment to the "Shaping the Future" Task Force. Deana was recently selected as a member of the Professional Practice Committee as a Member Advocate. She was a member of the Investigating Committee of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (member and alternate chair from 2000 to 2008 and member from 2010 to 2011), co-chair of the (2002-2004) Forms Sub-Committee and was invited to be a member of the New Horizons Committee. Deana was also a member of the Professional Practice Seminar Redevelopment Committee in 2016, 2018 and 2020. She was awarded an AIC Presidential Citation in 2013, 2015 and 2018.
Deana is the author and presenter of a forms review seminar, "Forming an Appraisal", an ethics seminar "Assessing the Value of Your Ethics", a case study seminar "Dealing with the Difficult Ones", a standards seminar, "The Workfile - What's in it For You?" and a practice diversification seminar, "Beyond the First Mortgage Financing Appraisal". She developed and authored "CPD 132: More than Just Form-Filling: Creating Professional Residential Appraisal Reports" and "CPD 232: Beyond Mortgage Reports: Next Level Residential Appraisal" for the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.
Deana is a Certified Lecturer for the Professional Practice Seminar for the Appraisal Institute of Canada. (2000 to current)
Deana has been qualified by the Court of Queen's Bench and numerous tribunals as an Appraisal Subject Matter Expert.
She is an Affiliate Member of the Winnipeg Realtors Association and a past member of the Arbitration and Mediation Association of Manitoba.
Deana has successfully completed the Appraisal Institute of Canada course requirements for the CRA designation as well as the Level 2 Home Inspection Course. She was a contributing author to the "Ask the Appraiser" column which appeared regularly in the Winnipeg Free Press and has contributed numerous articles to the Canadian Appraiser magazine. Level 1 of the Arbitration and Mediation Association education program has also been completed.
Deana was a contributing author to the Residential Appraisal Basics, Continuing Professional Development course for the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.
Deana has completed residential and recreational property assignments relating to estate planning, family property accounting, co-habitation agreements, assessment appeals, mortgage lending, insurance, foreclosure, bankruptcy, consumer proposals, V-day, relocation and a variety of litigation cases involving property.
Deana has over 30 years of residential real estate appraisal experience specializing in unique assignments and detailed reports for legal proceedings.
Deana enjoys summertime with her two boys at the family cottage in Grand Beach and year-round outdoor activities including downhill and cross-country skiing, cycling and golfing with her fiancé, Kelly.