Rick received his AACI in 1994 and has specialized in property tax assessment, valuation and consulting. He has held leadership positions in property assessment and taxation with a municipality and two provincial governments. He had long career with the Government of Canada including experience as a Senior Real Estate Advisor, Regional Chief Appraiser and most recently Regional Manager of the Payment in Lieu of Tax Program for Atlantic Canada. His career has given him the opportunity to work in most provinces of Canada. He has a broad knowledge of the valuation of all types of residential, multi-residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose properties. He is a Past-President of the Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association and currently sits on that Board as the AIC Director for Nova Scotia. Rick has been on the AIC Board since 2013 and has chaired the Audit and Finance Committee, the Marketing and Communications Committee and the Professional Practice Committee. He was elected President-Elect of the AIC in June of 2016 and assumed the role of President in June of 2017. Rick is a life-long learner and in addition to his real estate appraisal interests he completed a Masters of Arts Degree in Leadership and Training in 2007 through Royal Roads University specializing in Change Management , a certification in Emotional Intelligence (EQi), 2008 and a Certificate in Change Management (Prosci) 2012. He delivers training seminars on Leadership, Change, Transition and Emotional Intelligence. He is currently the Senior Director Valuation, Property Tax and Training with Young and Associates Real Estate Appraisals and Consultants Ltd. with offices in Bridgewater and Truro, Nova Scotia.