Susan has more than 20 years of appraisal and auction experience. She specializes in American, English, and Continental Fine and Decorative Arts, and in 20th Century and Contemporary Design. She began appraising in 2003 after having worked as a furniture and decorative arts specialist at Sotheby’s in New York and at Sloan’s auction house outside of Washington, D.C. Susan is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of American. She serves on their Board of Directors, is the co-chair of the Admissions Committee and a member of the Education Committee. She is an instructor for the Appraisers Association of America’s Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP) and an adjunct instructor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Bard Graduate Center in the History of Decorative Arts, Design and Material Culture, a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, and a Certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University. She has appeared as an appraiser on HGTV’s television show “At the Auction,” and she has served as an expert witness in the decorative arts field.