Meet the Team
Meet the AmFed Team
You will not find a more knowledgeable, professional, honest, ethical and experienced team, but that is not what sets us 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 clients' collections. 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 is a recognized industry leader in coins and precious metals. His strong reputation for trust and honesty has been built over four decades as a professional numismatist. A member of the most prestigious coin associations, as well as one of only two authorized CAC dealers in Arizona, he has owned American Federal since 1985.
An accomplished author and coin history buff, his books and publications have been sold all over the world.
Don Gause - Vice President
An expert numismatist, Don has been VP of AmFed since 1986 and travels throughout the country sorting and pricing coins for clients. In the fast-paced metals market, Don is especially diligent at keeping his clients informed of market conditions and advising when to move from coins to metals and vice versa.
Michele Sapero, CPA – Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Chief Financial and Operating Officer of AmFed since 2011, Michele has over two decades of financial, strategic planning and analysis experience. She also brings a wealth of experience from her consulting background, providing leadership, human resources and creative solutions to complex problems.
Carl Ladas – Managing Broker
Approaching his 10th year with AmFed, Carl has extensive knowledge of coins, bullion and business management. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned collector, Carl is excellent at evaluating needs and expectations based on listening and presenting information in a warm manner. With Carl, you can expect personal attention and honest conversation.
Jeremy Sanchez - Director of Marketing
A U.S. Army veteran, Jeremy has moved through the ranks at AmFed; recently promoted to Director of Marketing. Mixing his vast experience as a broker managing trading accounts, and love of all thing’s tech, Jeremy enjoys bringing AmFed’s unique product to new people. From national digital, print and radio marketing campaigns, to meeting locals in our hometown of Carefree, Jeremy oversees it all!
Jill Lee – Inventory Manager
With a keen eye, meticulous attention to detail and drive to give awesome customer service, Jill is now in her 7th year with AmFed. An integral team player in assuring accuracy in orders, strict management of inventory and continuous awareness of the coin market; all with a contagious great attitude to boot.
Roberta Trapp - Administrative Assistant
Well, they say if you want the job done right, do it yourself! At AmFed, we say give it to Roberta. An enthusiastic team player, with exceptional organizational skills, she joined us in 2018 after 20 years of working in accounts payable, office management and customer service for a design studio. Any concerns or questions, Roberta will be there to make sure you receive the best possible care.