Meet the Team
Meet the Team at American Federal Rare Coin & Bullion
You will not find a more knowledgeable, professional, honest, ethical and experienced staff, but that’s not what sets our staff apart. We also have a strong commitment to the quality of our work and to the clients we serve. Loyalty and relationships link our staff to our clients. Our passion and compassion in what we do resonates to our clients and they realize this is more than a job; it is our commitment to provide the best advice and protect our client’s investments. It is our goal to build long-term relationships with our clients. We realize, as with any relationship, it takes communication, trust, and positive results to maintain you as our client!
Nick Grovich - Owner/President
Nick has been a professional coin dealer since 1980 and has owned American Federal since 1985. Nick’s vast knowledge of the market and its history is what has made him an expert in the coin and bullion market. He has written a book, numerous articles and publications and is world renown in the coin industry.
Don Gause – Vice President
Don has been Nick’s right hand man since 1986. He travels extensively throughout the US. Don diligently sorts and prices coins for clients. He is especially good at keeping his clients up to date in the fast paced bullion markets as well as offering excellent advice on numismatic coins.
Carl Ladas – Managing Broker
Carl joined American Federal in 2010, bringing an extensive knowledge of coins and business skills to the team. His background as a successful business owner paired with his love of collecting means that he is an expert guide who can educate clients on the many options available to them. Whether clients are novice investors or seasoned collectors, Carl is known for listening to each person’s needs and positioning them to help them reach their goals. With Carl, clients can expect the personal attention and detail they deserve.
Christina Brown – Assistant Broker
Christina brings 6 years of non-profit relationship and membership management experience with her to American Federal. She truly enjoys ensuring all clients of American Federal receive the best customer service possible. An integral part of the team, Christina guarantees our brokers are able to provide the expedient and thorough attention each client deserves. Whether it’s answering questions, providing more educational materials, or portfolio management she is ready to assist.
Jill Lee – Inventory Manager
Jill has been with American Federal since January 2013. Although Jill was new to the coin business her interest in coins grew and with her keen eye, meticulous attention to detail, incredible customer service, she continued to thrive within the company. Jill is an integral team player in assuring accuracy in orders, strict management of inventory, continuous awareness of the coin market, all with a continuous great attitude.
Michele Sapero, CPA – COO
Michele has been a CPA since 2000, holding her license with the State of Arizona. She joined American Federal Rare Coin & Bullion in November 2011. Michele brings dedication and passion to our company with over 20 years of experience in financial, strategic planning and analysis. She also brings a wealth of experience from her consulting background, providing leadership, human resources and creative solutions to complex problems.
Jeremy Sanchez - Assistant Broker
Jeremy started with American Federal in June 2016 as an Receptionist/Office Assistant. From March 2017 – November 2017 Jeremy was called to duty by the U.S. Army. Upon his return he was promoted to an Assistant Broker due to his tremendous customer service and his keen knowledge and interest in coins. Previously, Jeremy worked for other companies managing clients brokerage tradings accounts, stock and mutual funds, and assisting in their financial planning.
Roberta Trapp - Administrative Assistant
Roberta started with American Federal in February 2018 as our office administrator. She is an enthusiastic team player and joins us with a thirst for knowledge on the coin market. She joins us from a design studio with 20 years of experience in accounts payable, office management and customer service. She is ready to answer questions and make sure our clients receive the best possible care.