KAREN BISHOP
Current 
Position

Managing Partner and Co-Owner of PALMER-KERN Machinery 
and Equipment Valuation Services.

Professional Experience

Ms. Bishop has over 30 years experience in the personal property 
tax field. She was Sr. Machinery and Equipment Analyst for Strategis Asset Valuation and Management. Her duties included establishing computerized asset reporting systems for several corporations, as well as auditing and analyzing company-prepared returns. Ms. Bishop was Department Head for Boulder County Assessor's Business Personal Property tax division. 

 Education
 
Ms. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Washington University. She has completed various graduate-level personal property courses offered by the Colorado Division of Property Taxation, the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), as well as appraisal courses in the machinery and equipment discipline offered by the American Society of Appraisers.



PALMER-KERN 
MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT VALUATION SERVICES
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   CHERYL SHEPHERD
Current
Position

 

Managing Partner and Co-Owner of PALMER-KERN Machinery and 
Equipment Valuation Services.

 

Professional
Experience 

Ms. Shepherd has over 30 years experience in the personal property tax field. She was a Machinery and Equipment Valuation Analyst at Strategis Asset Valuation and Management. Her duties included analyzing clients fixed asset records, filing personal property tax statements and preparing annual client reports. She was an appraiser for the Boulder County Assessor's Business Personal Property tax division.

 Education

Ms. Shepherd has completed numerous graduate-level personal property courses as well as workshops offered by the International Association of Assessing Officers (AA). She has also taken workshops offered by the Colorado State Division of Property Taxation. 






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