Zac Moore has extensive experience as an independent fee appraiser, government contractor, and staff appraiser for a large secondary market lender. Zac received his Master’s degree in Environmental Science/Ag Economics from the University of Idaho and has his MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute. Zac incorporates GIS, automated valuation modeling and real estate finance into his practice: past projects include analyses of troubled properties, development of national appraisal standards, contracting for appraisal services, and appraisal review.
Zac’s personal connection to the challenges in the appraisal industry played a key role in his contribution to the development of KeyLock Solutions software products and services. He understands the needs of appraisers, and the needs of appraisal consumers.
Outside of the office, life revolves around family. Zac, his wife and their two young children enjoy home renovation, tending to their small cattle herd, and helping on the family farm. The members of the Moore family are outdoors people, each happiest when changing irrigation water in the pasture, running the tractor, or salting and watering cows. Zac’s LinkedIn profile.
Sarah Miles has been an independent fee appraiser with Gem Valley Appraisal since 2002, after graduating with honors from Idaho State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and minor in Economics. Unofficially, she has been part of the appraisal industry from the day she was old enough to hold the end of a tape measurer for her mother, Ruby. In 2015, Sarah received her MAI designation from Appraisal Institute.
Sarah’s fascination with economic modeling applications in real estate formed her conviction that good data matters. Experienced in appraising agricultural, commercial, residential, and special-use properties, Sarah’s area of expertise is in the application of regression modeling in the valuation of real estate, instructing, and presenting multiple regression analysis to several industry groups.
Outside of the office, Sarah is a dedicated mother to her young son Tommy, tries her best to keep up with her ever-adventurer husband Kyle, and enjoys the companionship of her two grown step-daughters. Sarah’s LinkedIn profile.
Ruby is a certified general appraiser in Idaho and Washington with a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Idaho, and a MAI designation from Appraisal Institute. She taught Farm and Natural Resource Appraisal at UI, served twelve years on the Idaho State Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Board, and has affiliations with American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Ruby’s background is steeped in agriculture. She grew up on a dry farm in Juniper, Idaho with eight brothers and two sisters, and married an Idaho sheepman and farmer. Ruby is the proud mother of five, the grandmother of seven, and great-grandmother of beautiful little Payton. Ruby and Tom divide their time between their home in Moscow and the mountains of Elk River, Idaho. From their cabin porch, they welcome all to come enjoy the great scenery and huckleberry ice cream at the general store. Ruby’s LinkedIn profile.
Amanda Yockey is the Customer Relations Representative at KeyLock Solutions.
Amanda is finishing her studies at the University of Idaho where she is majoring in Agribusiness. She is an active member of the Washington and Idaho Collegiate Farm Bureaus, Sigma Alpha-Sisters in Agriculture, and the University of Idaho Trap Team.
Amanda grew up on a wheat farm in Ritzville, Washington and remains intricately involved in the farm operations, working alongside her father in a variety of operational tasks. Amanda has worked as a program technician at the Adams County Farm Service Agency during academic breaks. Both jobs have provided her with diverse ag experiences — from broadening producers’ understanding of land conservation practices and government programs, to operating field machinery. Amanda attributes her extensive agricultural background to her work ethic and safe-environment practices. Amanda’s LinkedIn profile.