About Us

WE VALUE YOU.
wE VALUE THE WEST.

You’re made of hard work and perseverance, and so are we. Since 1978, our goal has been to improve the lives of the people of the mountain west region through honest, accurate and professional appraisal services for commercial and agricultural real estate, business and personal property.

It’s our team that makes us different. Together, we’re able to provide clients better products at more accurate appraisals through shared expertise of property history, industry trends, and cost-efficiencies. 

We do business like a handshake–with trust, commitment, and integrity. We’re passionate about the West and helping the people in this great community thrive.

Meet the Team

Deb Clark

Deb Clark, MAI

president & ceo

Originally from Canada, Deb moved to Wyoming in 2006 and discovered a place where opportunity was abundant for anyone willing to put in the hard work. Soon after settling in Wyoming, Deb began her career in the appraisal profession and earned her certification while working for a family office that focused on agricultural and commercial appraisals. After acquiring the company in 2015, she set out to expand its range of services and soon began working toward her MAI designation. Today, she continues to build the company she envisioned, while also investing in her startup, Eval.com. When she is not working (which, let’s be honest, is not very often), Deb spends time with her family, travels, explores, builds, and studies, and is always grateful to call the West home. 

Steve Hicks

Steve Hickstein

Agricultural & Equipment Valuations

Steve was raised in Fremont County where he worked on farms until graduating from Wind River High School. He went on to earn a degree from Central Wyoming College in Riverton and eventually became the General Manager of Wyoming’s largest locally-owned sporting goods store, relocating to Casper in 2001. Next, Steve launched his own independent motorsports sales and service shop, serving all of central Wyoming for nearly a decade. When the opportunity to appraise farms and ranches came along, Steve made the switch. He is currently working toward his certification, specializing in all types of agricultural properties throughout the state, as well as farm and ranch equipment and livestock. Steve enjoys riding the single-tracks of Wyoming’s back hills on his KTM 300 with his son, Harley. 

Kelly

Kelly Bonnett

Business Appraisals

Kelly is a Wyoming native from Rawlins. He is married to Jen, a 3rd grade school teacher, they have two very energetic boys. He attended the University of Wyoming where he graduated with honors with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance. Kelly came to MountainWest Valuations in 2015. At the end of 2019, he completed his principles education for with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and is currently pursuing a Business Valuation accreditation with the ASA. He recently also obtained his Certified Trainee Appraiser permit with the State of Wyoming and is currently pursuing his license/certification as a General Appraiser. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two boys, especially attending University of Wyoming home football games each fall. 

Lynae

Lynae Mohondro

Commercial Appraisals

Lynae grew up in northern Colorado and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Earth Sciences with a concentration in Meteorology. Her education prepared her for a career in data collection and analysis, and in 2018, she began working at MountainWest Valuations. In November 2020, Lynae became a Certified General Appraiser. In her free time, Lynae enjoys spending time with her family, doing yoga, and travelling. 

 

 

Kansa

Kansa Becker

Agricultural support specialist

Kansa grew up in Louisiana but found his home in Wyoming.  He attended college at Louisiana Tech University where he completed his Bachelors of Science and Engineering with a Degree in Construction Engineering Technology.  Kansa came to our team with experience in project planning, employee development and customer service and is now working as our Agricultural Support Specialist.  Kansa is currently working to acquire his Wyoming Appraisal: Trainee Permit to further his knowledge and career at MountainWest Valuations. He enjoys outdoor activities and time with his family. 

Jeremy

Jeremy Thies

trainee appraiser

Jeremy was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. A graduate of the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, he has worked with injury law firms for the past 12 years. Jeremy has always had an interest in the real estate market, and when the opportunity arose to join MountainWest Valuations he jumped at the opportunity. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, and running. Jeremy is also an accomplished photographer that enjoys landscape and wildlife photography. 

 

Lea

Lea Christensen

office manager

Lea started with MountainWest Valuations in April of 2013 as an analyst/proofreader and currently is the tamer of chaos as both our senior proofreader and our office manager. She thinks of working for MountainWest Valuations as a great adventure and values Deb’s continued guidance and inspiration on both work and home life. Lea keeps busy with her husband and two sons. She loves sports, music, movies, and theatre. One can usually find her with a book in her hand while keeping track of her boys. 

 

Madison

Madison Lynch

proofreader

Madi is a Wyoming native who has lived in Casper her whole life, graduating from Natrona County High School, and most recently graduating with a Magna Cum Laude bachelor’s degree in December of 2020 from Colorado Technical University. She started as a Proofreader in March of 2020 and enjoys the atmosphere and positive guidance brought by colleagues and leaders at MountainWest Valuations. She has experience in retail and finance industries but loves learning new things. In her free time, Madi enjoys being outdoors with family, spending time with her dogs and being an aunt to her niece. Madi is a mom of two Pitbull Huskies and two lizards. She is also an avid plant lover. She is a forever learner who is always excited to meet new people, help others, and spread positivity wherever she goes. 

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