She has a BS in Business Administration from Montclair State University, has completed the NYU Certificate Program in Appraisal Studies, and has taken and passed all the valuation, research, analysis, report writing and legal practice courses of the American Society of Appraisers at George Washington University. She maintains her accreditations by completing at least 100 educational hours every 5 years.
Ms. Magnusson has also successfully completed a 15-hour course with examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), 2008 Edition, the congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation.
American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser,
Antiques and Decorative Art
Appraisers Association of America, Certified Member, Personal Property
NYU Appraisal Studies, Certificated, Fine and Decorative Art
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
Associations & Memberships:
President, American Society of Appraisers, NJ Chapter
Vice-President, American Society of Appraisers, NJ Chapter, 2010-2012
Secretary, American Society of Appraisers, NJ Chapter, 2007-2010
Associate Member, National Association of Professional
North Jersey Collaborative Law Group
Licensed Referral Associate, NJ Real Estate Commission, 1990 - present
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team In Training, 2006-2009
Drew Magnusson, Vice President and Senior Appraiser, has successfully owned and operated his own businesses since 1979 and frequently conducts Treasure Days for groups such as non-profit associations, downsizers, and senior living groups.
Mr. Magnusson has successfully completed a 15-hour course with examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), 2011 Edition, the congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation.
David Wolf, Master Gemologist, is a third generation gemologist and a published expert on Reproduction versus Antique Diamonds, Gemstones and Jewelry. Certified by the American Society of Appraisers as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), he earned their prestigious Master Gemologist Appraiser designation in 1995. Mr. Wolf has been a Graduate Gemologist (GG) of the Gemological Institute of America since 1985.
John Viebrock, Appraiser's Assistant, is working towards his Masters degree in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University. He has a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Kutztown University. His interests include history and archaeology.
Lissa Dohl, Marketing Coordinator & Appraiser, has an MA in Media Communications from New York University, and a BA degree in Art History from University of California, Los Angeles. Lissa is also a graduate from the Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from NYU and is USPAP qualified. In addition to promoting the works of contemporary artists for ArtConnect HQ and Contemporary Artists' Services, Lissa has over 10 years experience in promoting the arts and design industries for Restaurant Associates, Vogue Magazine, Prada, and The Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles.
Leslie Picinich, Office Manager, has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has been with PPC since 2001.
Donna Thompson Ray, Associate Appraiser, is a Candidate Member of the American Society of Appraisers. Her areas of expertise are African, Caribbean and African-American Art and Photography. She is currently a Ph.D candidate at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Ms. Thompson Ray is a former fine art photographer and gallery manager (London, UK). She has published articles on collecting and appraising fine art, and African-American art & photography.
Laurel A. Porcelli, Appraiser, has worked for appraisal firms, auction houses, and galleries throughout the New York Metropolitan Region. She is an Accredited Member of The Appraisers Association of America, with a concentration in 20th Century Furniture, Decorative Arts and Design. She holds a BS in Design from Philadelphia University and is a graduate of the Appraisal Studies Program at NYU.