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Bill Lansdowne, MAI joined the company in 2005 and is a State of Kansas Certified General Real Property Appraiser.  He is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute.  In 2010 Mr. Lansdowne became a Co-owner of The Simmons Company, and in 2013 he became majority owner.  He was appointed by the Governor to a 3-year term to the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board.  He is a native of Manhattan and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Kansas State University.
Co-Owner and Managing Partner
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-2496

Gareth Rohr joined the company in 2010 as an Appraiser.  He has his Kansas Real Estate License and is a Certified as a General Real Property Appraiser, State of Kansas. Prior to joining The Simmons Company, Gareth was a financial supervisor with PepsiCo – Quaker Oats Division.  In 2017, Gareth became a minority owner of the Simmons Company.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University.
Co-Owner
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-2935

Roger Maughmer began working at The Simmons Company in 1994.  He is a Certified as a General Real Property Appraiser, State of Kansas.  Prior to his work at The Simmons Company, he was a manager with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  In addition, Roger is a past Manhattan City Commissioner and former Mayor of Manhattan.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Washburn University.
Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-1201

Dan Francke joined the company in 1998 and is a Certified as a General Real Property Appraiser, State of Kansas.  Prior to joining The Simmons Company, Dan was a Senior Vice President with DPRA, an environmental consulting firm.  He earned a masters degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from South Dakota State University.

Certified General Real Property Appraiser
State of Kansas
Cert. No. G-1892

Mike Skochdopole joined the company in 2016 and is pursuing his  Certified General Real Property license.  Prior to joining The Simmons Company, Mike worked int he banking industry.  Mike  received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.

Research Analyst and Appraiser Trainee

Betti Weiss joined The Simmons Company in 2009 and serves as the Office Manager