When Stacey Wilks, AACI, was in her first few years of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Guelph, one of her professors mentioned that Farm Credit Canada (FCC) had an appraisal division. As she learned more about the commercial real estate sector in her third and fourth years, she gradually shifted her focus to commercial and industrial properties. What did not change was her interest in valuation, a field she first came across in the Housing and Real Estate Management program (now Real Estate and Housing). She focused on her work under manager Charles Johnstone, AACI, an experienced appraiser heavily involved in preparing Candidates for the Appraisal Institute of Canada's interview and exam. It was Johnstone who helped Wilks map out a development plan towards obtaining her AACI accreditation. When a position opened up in FCC's Guelph office in 2008, Wilks jumped at the opportunity. Wilks is uncertain what the future will hold, but, for now, she is very happy to continue her work.