Susan has almost 30 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 and is the co-chair of the Admissions Committee. In 2019 she was awarded the President’s Award by the Appraisers Association for outstanding contributions to the appraisal profession. She is an instructor for the Appraisers Association’s Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP) and previously 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, where she received the New York Silver Society’s Research Award, a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, and a Certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University. She has been a lecturer for Christie’s Education, presented at the Appraiser’s Association National Conference and has served as an expert witness in the decorative arts field.