American Certified Appraisers Association was formed by three former Presidents of Appraisers National Association: Diana Sanders Cinamon, Suki Hilger, and Robyn Merrill.

All three are graduates of the College for Appraisers, which at the time of their graduation was accredited by the California Bureau of Private Post-secondary education

In addition to beingĀ  the Program Facilitator for the Gemology Department at Santiago Canyon College (SCC), Ms. Cinamon is an instructor for the Pearls Class and the Antique and Period Jewelry Class at SCC.