The Story of Townsend Appraisals LLC starts in 1986. Nancy began appraising when interest rates started to drop after they had been at historical highs for a number of years. She was mentored for five years by Donna Neff, an experienced appraiser in Orinda. In 1991, she started her own business. To optimize her competence and skills as an appraiser, she obtained her SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute in 1993. She is a certified expert witness in Contra Costa and Alameda County Superior Courts, as well as in Alameda Bankruptcy Court. Her husband Peter joined her in 2001, having previously worked for over twenty years as a manager in metallurgical engineering. His analytical mind has been a great contribution to Townsend Appraisals LLC.