who we are

Welcome to Professional Appraisers of Texas - The Premiere Appraisal Firm of Texas. We provide residential real estate appraisals throughout east and north Texas. If you are in need of a home appraisal or a valuation service in the greater east Texas or north Texas area, you have come to the right place. We are unmatched in service and timeliness, and would love a chance to prove it to you. Contact Professional Appraisers of Texas today to order your accurate home valuation.


Kyle Norris, SRA

Certified Residential Appraiser

Kyle is a Certified Residential Appraiser and also holds the SRA designation of the Appraisal Institute. Kyle has 15+ years experience in appraising residential real property. Kyle is native to East Texas and graduated from Longview High School in 2001. Kyle then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Arizona State University. Kyle regularly speaks at lending seminars and has served as the appraiser committee chairman for the Longview Area Association of Realtors.


Melissa Day

Certified Residential Appraiser

Melissa Day is a Certified Residential Appraiser with 10+ years experience. Chris Day, Melissa’s husband, is currently in his apprenticeship working towards his license. In their free time, Melissa and Chris enjoy spending time with their two young children and traveling.


Mark Woodson

Licensed Residential Appraiser

Mark Woodson is a Licensed Residential Appraiser with 14+ years experience in the field specializing in rural and difficult properties. Mark’s experience is in residential appraisal as well as mass appraisal having worked multiple years in a county assessor’s office. Prior to his appraisal career, Mark was involved in many aspects of the construction industry from rough framing to finish details. In 2019, Mark, his wife, and their two children made the move to Texas, and settled in the Hallsville area.


Ryan Ellis

Licensed Residential Appraiser

Ryan Ellis is a is licensed residential appraiser and has been with Professional Appraisers of Texas, Inc since 2020. Ryan is married to his long-time sweetheart. They have one young son and another baby on the way! In his free time, Ryan enjoys time with his family, hunting and fishing.


Gerald (Trey) Cubine

Trey is currently an Appraiser Trainee/Apprentice and has been with Professional Appraisers of Texas, Inc since July 2015. Trey works directly under Kyle and is gaining his experience towards certification. In his free time, Trey enjoys photography, camping and backpacking.


Nickie Norris

Nickie Norris left the health and life insurance field in 2016 to join Professional Appraisers of Texas, Inc as a member of the office staff. In her free time (which is rare as Nickie has a house-full of five boys, including Kyle), Nickie enjoys traveling for her sons baseball tournaments and spending family vacations at the beach.


Maryanne McKenzie

Office Manager

Maryanne leads the daily functions of the office at Professional Appraisers of Texas, Inc while the rest of the staff is either in the field inspecting properties or researching and writing appraisal reports. Maryanne is native to the Sabine/Liberty City area and enjoys spending time with her two kids, whether it’s going to her daughter’s basketball games or her son’s football games.


Tracy Clark

Bio coming soon!