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The Coalition of Arizona Appraisers (CoAA) was established as non-profit organization for the purpose of serving and protecting the collective interest of all professional appraisers practicing in the state of Arizona. CoAA's primary focus is to lobby for legislative and regulatory changes to advance the appraisal profession in the State of Arizona, but CoAA will also work hard to increase the public and real estate industry's awareness of the need for quality appraisals and services. 

CoAA's mission is to represent all appraisers in Arizona with a united voice through non-partisan communication with the other appraisal organizations, other business-related organizations, legislative bodies, and government agencies, while fostering the public trust.


CoAA is an organization of professional men and women with the intent on improvement through advocacy, association, and education. Membership in CoAA includes licensed, certified, and certified general appraisers who have the joint goal of advancing the appraisal profession in the State of Arizona.

CoAA will encourage professional appraisal practice and promote professional appraisal services by providing a number of services to its members, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • A Voice To encourage communication between appraisers, with law makers and regulators.
  • Unity To represent the appraiser's consensus before the Arizona Department of Real Estate.
  • Professionalism To act as the source that citizens of Arizona turn to for valuation expertise.
  • Education To create and maintain a forum for professional information and educational sharing.
  • Growth To promote business opportunities for members of the organization that would not typically be available.
  • Common Sense Solutions To promote safe and sound banking in the state of Arizona through effective and measurable best practices in collateral valuation.
  • Awareness To promote all of the professional appraisal organizations in our state.


  • Achieve legislation that registers and regulates the operations of Appraisal Management Companies doing business in the State of Arizona.
  • Work with the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions, Real Estate Appraisal Division Manager to improve the efficiency and operations of the Board and executive office, which may include law changes.
  • Promote best practice standards that can be monitored with accountability.
  • Work toward legislation that mandates the use of a licensed or certified real estate appraiser for every real estate value opinion rendered in the State of Arizona.
  • Share economic support and participation in the organization in recognition that anything worthwhile requires investment of capital

Board of Directors


The “Appraiser Girl” became a certified residential appraiser in February 2014.  She has been an approved appraiser on the Fha/Hud roster since 2014.   With hard work and dedication she is a preferred appraiser on several company appraiser panels.  In 2017 she was nominated to be a board member of COAA.  She currently serves as the President for COAA.  She appraises various types of properties within Maricopa and Pinal counties.  Tanya expands her knowledge through continuing education classes and surrounds herself with other knowledgeable appraisers.  Outside of the appraisal world Tanya enjoys spending time with her parents, travelling, softball, snowboarding, wakeboarding, photography, and off roading to name a few things.

Vice President

Owner of Safe Haven Appraisals since 2008, Todd is a certified residential appraiser with 14 years in the industry solely in Arizona.  His business serves Maricopa & Pinal counties specializing in conventional, FHA, and complex assignments. Prior experience includes the insurance industry and a stint in the Army. Todd is a member of the National Association of Appraisers who has granted him the MNAA designation. In his spare time, Todd volunteers with various veteran & animal rescues, and enjoys traveling abroad.


Certified residential appraiser in AZ, CO and CA with 15 years in the industry. Currently serving as Senior Collateral Risk Analyst at HomeStreet Bank. Past experience includes Interthinx, appraisal team manager from 2008 to 2015 and Collateral Underwriter at JP Morgan Chase from 2015 to 2016 and volunteered with The Coalition of Arizona Appraisers in 2008 serving on the membership and website committees. Jeremy is an Arizona native that has Owned and operated Independent Residential Apprasials in the Phoenix metro area since 2006 when not focusing on institutional work.


Bio to come.


Teri Zarate is a State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, licensed in the state of Arizona and Utah.  She has been actively working in the real appraisal profession for over 25 years.

Teri started with ProTeck Valuation Intelligence, A Stewart Company in 2011.  As Chief Appraiser, her role is being the company’s most senior internal and external resource for all things Quality.  She leverages her experience as an appraiser, mentor, manager and leader to deliver on process quality improvements while managing risk.  Teri drives positive results to the bottom line, leading customer experience and performance. 

Teri is a Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute and Designated Member of the National Association of Appraisers, serving on the Appraiser Trainee and Communication Committees.  She is a member of the Collateral Risk Network, serving on the Best Practice and AMC committees.  Teri is a member of Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials.  She represents Stewart with the Appraiser Diversity Initiative (ADI) program working with Stewart’s enterprise to support programs through scholarships, mentorships and roles.  Teri has a passion for helping others get into the Real Estate Appraisal industry and sharing her knowledge and experience to empower the next generation of appraisers. She epitomizes integrity, energy, commitment, passion, and fun.

Past Presidents

Todd Havens

Joseph Weidinger

Ann Susko

John Dingeman

Julie Friess

Sue Miller

Arizona Appraiser Leadership

American Society of Appraisers


Tel: (602) 824-8710
Fax: (480) 897-1385


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