Retired Scarsdale Assessor 1999-2019

An Assessment Reduction Expert
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I am a cum laude graduate of Siena College, Loudonville, NY, having obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After subsequently earning a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Adelphi University, I was employed in the Real Estate Tax Certiorari Department of the NYC Law Offices of Shea & Gould. I have been a licensed NYS Salesperson since the early 1980s and was also appraising properties for The Albert Appraisal Company of Croton-on-Hudson, NY during that time.

In 1992, my focused turned to the appraisal and assessment of real estate and earned an SRA designation from The Appraisal Institute, the preeminent international society of real estate appraisers. I hold certification and licensure from NYS as a General Real Estate Appraiser and am current on all continuing education requirements.

In 1999, I studied and completed exams to become a NYS Certified Assessor Advanced and earned the IAO (Institute of Assessing Officers) designation from the NYS Institute of Assessing Officers.  I served on the Board of Trustees of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of The Appraisal Institute and was a two-term President of the Westchester County Chapter of the NYS Assessors’ Association, which added to my experience.

In 1995, I was appointed the Assessor of the Town of Pelham. During my tenure there, I spearheaded the first townwide revaluation in the history of modern Westchester County times. To this day, it is an ongoing successful program and is considered a model town for revaluation in NYS. In 1999, I was appointed the Assessor of the Town of Scarsdale, a position I was privileged and honored to hold for some 20 years before my retirement. As a resident of Pearl River, New York, I previously served a 7-year term as a member of the Town of Orangetown Zoning Board of Appeals.

In retirement, I remain passionate about fair assessments and offer my expertise and many years of experience in the government sector to individual property owners to ensure they pay ONLY their fair share of property taxes. In 2019, I started my own company, iReduce Taxes, to represent taxpayers in assessment reduction proceedings so that they GET BETTER RESULTS.