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Meet the Team

Celebrating 60 years of Appraisal & Analysis Success

Executive Staff

Our team has numerous professional qualifications, including New York State general and residential certifications and the Appraisal Institute designations of SRA, SRPA and MAI

GAR Associates Executive Team

Ronald J. Rubino, MAI

Partner – President, Commercial Division
NYS Certified General Appraiser
rrubino@garappraisal.com
(716) 691-7100 Ext. 3027

  • NYS Certified General Appraiser #46-4421
  • NYS Appraiser Supervisor
  • Member of GAR Associates with over 30 years of appraisal and consulting experience. Performs a variety of traditional, complex and court-ready appraisals, consulting, review services and expert testimony.
  • Joined GAR in 1990.

F. Cindy Baire

Partner – Co-President Government Division
Manager Residential Department

cbaire@garappraisal.com
(716) 691-7100 Ext. 3020

  • Focuses on client relations, marketing, and public relations. She works closely with the Government team in managing municipal projects.
  • Managing Partner/Member of GAR Associates and has been with GAR for over 33 years.

David M. Barnett, MAI, SRA

Partner – Co-President Government Division
NYS Certified General Appraiser
dbarnett@garappraisal.com
(518) 579-3770 Ext. 3201

  • NYS Certified General Appraiser #46-50315
  • Appraisal Institute MAI and SRA designations 
  • NYS Appraiser Supervisor 
  • Member of GAR Associates 
  • Joined GAR in 2004 

Residential Team

F. Cindy Baire

Partner – Manager

Meet Cindy

  • Focuses on client relations, marketing, and public relations. She works closely with the Government team in managing municipal projects.
  • Managing Partner/Member of GAR Associates and has been with GAR for over 33 years.
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Julie Covelli

NYS Appraiser Assistant
#48-53186

Meet Julie

  • Working on obtaining her NYS Certified License. Supports the residential coordinator as needed. Previously she worked at GAR as a residential coordinator.
  • Rejoined GAR in 2019

Clark Gruber

NYS Licensed and Certified Appraiser
#45-52838

Meet Clark

  • FHA Approved
  • Joined GAR in 2017

Christine Kowlaski

NYS Licensed and Certified Appraiser
#45-48742

Meet Christine

  • FHA and VA Approved Appraiser
  • NYS Appraiser Supervisor
  • Joined GAR in 2019 and has over 30 years of appraisal experience.

Stephen Maraszek

NYS Licensed and Certified Appraiser
#45-4750

Meet Stephen

  • FHA Approved Appraiser
  • NYS Appraiser Supervisor
  • Joined GAR in 2001 and has been appraising property for over 30 years.

Ryan Burns

NYS Licensed and Certified Appraiser
#45-51410

Meet Ryan

  • Working on obtaining his NYS General Certified Appraiser license.
  • Joined GAR in 2013

Denise Hagar

Coordinator

Meet Denise

  • Over 20 years of appraisal coordination experience.
  • Joined GAR in 2019

Commercial Team

Ronald J. Rubino, MAI

Partner–President, Commercial Division
NYS Certified General Appraiser
#46-4421

Meet Ron

  • NYS Appraiser Supervisor
  • Member of GAR Associates with over 30 years of appraisal and consulting experience. Performs a variety of traditional, complex and court-ready appraisals, consulting, review services and expert testimony.
  • Joined GAR in 1990.

Jeffrey Hennard

NYS Certified General Appraiser
#46-47191

Meet Jeffrey

  • NYS Appraiser Supervisor
  • Joined GAR in 2000.

Bruce Roe, MAI

NYS Certified General Appraiser
#46-46994

Meet Bruce

  • Over 40 years of appraisal experience and routinely performs valuation of highly complex properties
  • Joined GAR in 2012

Gerald Schmitt

NYS Certified General Appraiser
#46-4719

Meet Gerald

  • Over 30 years of appraisal experience.
  • Joined GAR in 1992.

Alexis Deakin

NYS Appraiser Assistant
#48-53467

Meet Alexis

  • Working on obtaining her NYS Certified General License. Previously, she supported the appraisal team in data research and report preparation.
  • Joined GAR in 2018

Research Team

Becky Irr

Operations Manager

Meet Becky

  • With a background in legal she works closely with all members of the Commercial Appraisal team focusing on quality control and appraisal process coordination
  • Joined GAR in 2014

Nitzan Noam

Appraiser Analyst

Meet Nitzan

  • Focuses on data research and report preparation support. Continues appraisal education to advance career
  • Joined GAR in 2014

Kerianne Squadrito

Research Analyst

Meet Kerianne

  • Works closely with the appraisers in gathering data and report processing
  • Joined GAR in 2016

Nancy Wojcik

Appraiser Specialist

Meet Nancy

  • Works closely with the appraisal team in report preparation
  • Joined GAR in 2001

Government Team

F. Cindy Baire

Partner–Co-President

Meet Cindy

  • Focuses on client relations, marketing, and public relations. She works closely with the Government team in managing municipal projects.
  • Managing Partner/Member of GAR Associates and has been with GAR for over 33 years.
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David M. Barnett, MAI, SRA

Partner–Co-President
NYS Certified General Appraiser
#46-50315

Meet David

  • Appraisal Institute MAI and SRA designations
  • NYS Appraiser Supervisor
  • Member of GAR Associates
  • Joined GAR in 2004

Ryan Burns

Valuation Consultant
NYS Licensed and Certified Appraiser
#45-51410

Meet Ryan

  • In addition to performing residential appraisals and assisting with commercial appraisals, Ryan routinely manages the residential valuation, data collection and verification for the mass appraisal
  • Working on obtaining his NYS General Certification License
  • Joined GAR 2013

Sheri Casabella

Project Coordinator
Public Relations Specialist

Meet Sheri

  • Works closely with the Government Team members and clients coordinating project process and assisting property owners
  • Joined GAR in 2008

Chad Hanel

Property Data Specialist

Meet Chad

  • Focuses on property data collection and verification. He works closely with clients and property owners
  • Joined GAR in 2015

Jeffrey Hennard

Commercial Valuation Appraiser
NYS Certified General Appraiser
#46-47191

  • NYS Appraiser Supervisor
  • In addition to performing commercial appraisals, Jeff works closely with the Government Team in the mass valuation of commercial type properties. He also coordinates and manages the property data collection and verification for commercial type properties. He assists property owners through the valuation process.
  • Joined GAR in 2000

Brooke Kirchmeyer

Property Data Technician

Meet Brooke

  • Works directly with GAR clients and property owners and routinely performs property data collection and verification. She assists clients with sales verification and validation
  • Joined GAR in 2019

Astav Najib

Property Data Technician/Systems Analyst

Meet Astav

  • Works closely with the Government team focusing on systems and quality control
  • Joined GAR in 2019

Kerianne Squadrito

Property Data Specialist

Meet Kerianne

  • In addition to supporting the commercial appraisers with research and report preparation, Kerianne works closely with municipal clients and property owners. She assists with property data collection and verification as well as quality control
  • Joined GAR in 2016

Christopher Thompson

Property Data Specialist

Meet Christopher

  • Works on property data collection and verification
  • Joined GAR in 2020

Administration

Diane Tyrpak

Accountant/HR Coordinator

Meet Diane

  • Over 25 years in the financial profession. She works closely with Managing Member with day-to-day operations including Human Resource matters
  • Joined GAR in 2015