The LandValue Solutions Team
Our commitment is to provide a service to our lender and appraiser clients that has greater value than the dollars spent to buy it.
MAI, CEO AND FOUNDER
Ruby Miles Stroschein
Ruby is founder and CEO of AppraiserMetrics LLC, the parent company of LandValue Solutions, formerly KeyLock Solutions. An agricultural appraiser since 1986, Ruby is also founder and past owner of Gem Valley Appraisal, established over 30 years ago.
Ruby is a certified general appraiser in Idaho and Washington with a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Idaho, and a MAI designation from Appraisal Institute. She taught Farm and Natural Resource Appraisal at UI, served twelve years on the Idaho State Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Board, and has affiliations with American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Ruby’s background is steeped in agriculture. She grew up on a dry farm in Juniper, Idaho with eight brothers (founders of Campbell Scientific, Juniper Systems, HarvestMaster, and Decagon Technologies) and two sisters. Ruby married an Idaho sheepman and farmer, is the proud mother of five, the grandmother of seven, and great-grandmother of four. Ruby and Tom divide their time between their home in Moscow and the mountains of Elk River, Idaho. From their cabin porch, they welcome all to come enjoy the great scenery and huckleberry ice cream at the general store.
MAI, CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
Sarah has been an independent fee appraiser with Gem Valley Appraisal since 2002, after graduating with honors from Idaho State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and minor in Economics. She now owns the company. Unofficially, she has been part of the appraisal industry from the day she was old enough to hold the end of a tape measure for her mother, Ruby. In 2015, Sarah received her MAI designation from Appraisal Institute.
Sarah’s fascination with economic modeling applications in real estate formed her conviction that good data matters. Experienced in appraising agricultural, commercial, residential, and special-use properties, Sarah’s area of expertise is in the application of regression modeling in the valuation of real estate, instructing, and presenting multiple regression analysis to several industry groups.
Outside of the office, Sarah is a dedicated mother to her young son Tommy, tries her best to keep up with her ever-adventurer husband Kyle, and enjoys the companionship of her two grown step-daughters.
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Matt is Founder and CEO of StackPointCloud, a company focused on Kubernetes, Istio, and Cloud Native. He is one of the creators of Stackpoint.io, a cloud native workload and infrastructure management platform for the multicloud. Along with his work on Stackpoint.io, he is the founder of the largest official CNCF Kubernetes and Cloud Native community in the world — spanning Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Berlin.
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Austin was born and raised in Stanwood, Washington. Austin graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Agribusiness with a minor in Animal Science in May 2019. Austin has been working as the Account Manager since August 2019. Before Austin joined the LandValue Solutions team, he worked with smaller startups serving rural youth and reporting on commodities.
Austin is an alumnus of Alpha Gamma Rho, Beta Phi chapter where he served as the Recruitment Chair and on National Board. In his spare time, Austin enjoys working with youth interested in the livestock industry through organizations such as 4-H and FFA.
CUSTOMER & PRODUCT SUPPORT
Liz was born and raised in Pullman, Washington, immersed in agriculture. Upon graduation from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Communications, and Leadership with a minor of AgriBusiness in December of 2018, Liz and her husband, Brett, also a fellow Vandal, moved to Billings, Montana to embark on a new adventure. Liz joined the LVS team in September of 2018 and hasn’t looked back since.
In college, Liz served as both the President of her sorority, Sigma Alpha, Beta-Epsilon Chapter, and Collegiate FFA. Now, as an alumnus, she gives back to both organizations through volunteer work. When not at work Liz, Brett, and their two dogs, Annie & Jake, enjoy exploring Montana via biking, hiking, kayaking, and cross-country skiing.
TERRY M. HAGER
A serial entrepreneur and sales professional, Terry came out of semi-retirement and joined LVS in 2015 to serve as Administrative Assistant to LVS founder and CEO Ruby Stroschein and continues to serve in that role in addition to Operations. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, he attended the University of Idaho in Business Administration and embarked on a career in newspaper publishing and sales management in capital equipment sales to the forest products and wireless communications industries.
Terry lives in the Clearwater Mountains community of Elk River in North Idaho with his trusty brindle dog Molly, and the two spend their free time hiking, camping, and fishing area streams for Brook Trout.