Doreen's background is varied, in addition to Campbell & Associates Appraisal & Inspection, and over 25 years experience in SE Florida.
She was appointed by (Dade & Broward) county commissions as an Appraiser Special Master, to hear property tax appeals cases. This gives her an excellent perspective from which to help with your property tax appeal.
Her family (Bill Hines, late father) history in Nursery & Landscaping, along with high land taxes, prompted Doreen to add a second business at her Davie 2.4 acre parcel. Linked site under construction. Mom/Kathy & brother soon to move from Texas. Please call us for your Landscaping needs - (speak to Tonya)
Doreen after a few years off, now again teaches real estate classes (including appraisal) at Miami's Institute for Professional Development (MDCC) most recently/ongoing. Soon also to teach landscape/gardening classes.
She established & managed Great Western's Appraisal Dept in Miami, before Campbell & Associates. Great Western was later acquired by Washington Mutual.
When Hurricane Andrew hit, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) methods were such that only one home per day could be assessed and reported for Disaster Relief loans & grants. Doreen devised a system that multiplied relief efforts tenfold. A version of that system is used today.
Personal interests, as a single mom, include local (teen) musician & songwriter Rob Campbell's musical accomplishments (base, drums and guitar) most recently with Fallbrooke and previously with We Bled Victory.
The "apple didn't fall far from the tree" - Doreen's an avid dancer. Her favorite dance is West Coast Swing, originally from SoCal. It's fun, relaxing and someone else drives, for once. Cha-cha, two-step, waltz & east coast swing (jitterbug) round out the fun. For those who don't know couples/ballroom dancing, man leads, woman follows. Classes at Roundup Country in Davie, Thurs & Sat nights. Line dance lessons are Wed, Fri & Sun. It's not just "hillbilly twang" - Blues for west coast, oldies for east coast; don't knock it til you try it....
Writing is a lifelong passion for Doreen, which started, not surprisingly, with reading. Sub-site/page coming soon on that. Friends always said she should write a book - that's underway, with the first chapter hopefully to be published as a children's book, in 2006. It's about a Christmas angel, who hatched in Ocala, on December 23rd. Children (& parents) born around Christmas will enjoy this one. "The rest of the story" is also auto-biographical, about life in south Florida years ago, and growing up Gringa Latina in Belize and Nicaragua, about life, love and losing loved ones. It's about learning to let God & His Angels pour blessings on us..... That will take longer to write, as it took much longer to live. It's about 4 generations of the Hembree/Hines/Campbell family's adventures as cowboys, farmers & appraisers, musicians, dancers and parents/children in the "real world".
But How did she get to be an appraiser? This started (in the old days) with Urban Cowboy, and teaching a commercial real estate appraiser to dance, at (then) Club Dallas in Ft Lauderdale. It was a fun gig, she'd be there dancing anyway - why not make the extra money?
They started talking about this condemnation case, widening Broward Blvd between 441 & University.... He needed someone with landscape cost knowledge, can we move the trees, will they live, is it worth it? How much do we pay for this? He'd do the part about the effect of traffic & loss of front yards, if she'd take care of the "landscape improvements in the taking" valuation. The rest, as they say, is history. (or "herstory" as the case may be)