About Us

Our Team!

Authority Appraisals is comprised of highly qualified appraisers with diverse backgrounds in education and practice.  Our unique experiences compliment our skills as appraisers.   Our staff draws upon everyone's individual expertise to create a team with exceptional market expertise.

Zack Rhodes

President & Supervisory Appraiser

Zack began his career in Real Estate as an appraiser in 2003. He founded Authority Appraisals in 2006 and expanded his services to Real Estate Sales in 2008. He later founded Rhodes & Associates Realty in 2010, a professional Real Estate Brokerage firm. Zack is a member of the National, Missouri, and St. Charles Association of Realtors, is a candidate for designation of the Appraisal Institute. He has served as a director on the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, and as both Treasurer and President for the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Woman.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 2
Mobile: (314) 406-0694
Email: zrhodes@authorityappraisals.com

Amy Bartell

Appraiser Apprentice

Amy graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Real Estate in 2014; and became a licensed Missouri Real Estate Agent in 2013. She has three years of experience in commercial real estate services working as a Lease Analyst for Cushman & Wakefield. Amy is currently working as an Appraisal Apprentice to become a Certified Residential Appraiser. She is also a member of the St. Charles Association of Realtors.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 21
Mobile: (636) 485-0559
Email: abartell@authorityappraisals.com

Erik Barthel

Appraiser Apprentice

Erik has an extensive background in real estate, he began his career as a Realtor in 2001. He is a member of the St. Louis association of Realtors and National association of Realtors. Erik is currently working as an appraisal apprentice to become a certified residential appraiser. .

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 23
Mobile: (314) 477-7461
Email: ebarthel@authorityappraisals.com

Beverly Garde

Certified Residential Appraiser

Beverly has been a licensed real estate professional since 1985. She completed appraisal studies at St. Louis Community College, becoming a certified appraiser in 1992. She owned her own appraisal company for 21 years and now brings her skills and experience to Authority Appraisals. She is a member of the Jefferson County Board of Realtors and on the FHA roster of approved appraisers.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 22
Mobile: (314) 616-3697
Email: bgarde@authorityappraisals.com

James McMillen

Certified Residential Appraiser

With more than ten years of experience in residential property inspections, environmental assessments, property management and real estate sales James has a diverse background that compliments his skills as an appraiser. James joined Authority Appraisals in 2012 and earned his Certification in 2014. James is FHA approved and is thought to be an expert in multi-family appraisals due to his background in property management. He is also well versed in land appraisals and appraisal review.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 3
Mobile: (314) 393-8664
Email: james@authorityappraisals.com

Janice Whaley

Certified Residential Appraiser

Janice began her career in real estate as a Broker for Century 21 Whaley Inc. in 1983. She later transitioned to appraising in 2004 and became licensed in 2006. Janice has earned a Bachelors degree in Valuation Science from Lindenwood University.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 17
Mobile: (314) 518-7867
Email: jwhaley@authorityappraisals.com

Pamela M. Schmidt

Certified Residential Appraiser

Pamela began working in the appraisal industry in 1999 and later earned her Certification in 2006. She has accumulated vast industry experience from working with numerous peer appraisers over the course of her career. Pamela resides in Franklin County and services Franklin, Jefferson, St. Louis, St. Charles & Warren Counties.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 14
Mobile: (314) 322-6525
Email: pschmidt@authorityappraisals.com

Scott Martin

Certified Residential Appraiser

Scott began his career in appraising in 1998 and is a Certified Residential Appraiser in Illinois. He lives in Columbia Illinois and services Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Randolph & St. Clair Counties. He has an educational background in both Appraisals and Mechanical Engineering.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 16
Mobile: (618) 806-9902
Email: smartin@authorityappraisals.com

Timothy Martin

Certified Residential Appraiser

Tim began his appraisal career in 2002 and received his Certified Appraiser’s License in 2005. He founded Martin Appraisal Services in 2015 and partnered with Authority Appraisal Services in 2016. Tim’s coverage area includes St. Louis City, St. Louis, Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren counties. Tim resides in St. Louis County.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 20
Mobile: (314) 221-0547
Email: tmartin@authorityappraisals.com

Timothy Reinwald

Certified Residential Appraiser

Tim began his career in real estate as an appraiser with Cardinal Appraisal in 2004. He has since worked for STL Appraisal Group and Red Eagle Appraisal before joining Authority Appraisals. Tim holds Certifications in both Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the National, Missouri, and St. Charles Association of Realtors.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 19
Mobile: (636) 544-1622
Email: treinwald@authorityappraisals.com

Victoria Knobbe

Certified Residential Appraiser

Victoria started her career as a Realtor and Certified Residential Appraiser Trainee after graduating from the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2013.She became a licensed Missouri Real Estate Agent in 2013. She completed her apprenticeship to become a Certified Residential Appraiser in 2015. Victoria is a member of the Saint Charles Association of Realtors and is also an FHA approved roster appraiser.

Office: (314) 571-4038 Ext. 9
Mobile: (636) 675-0600
Email: vturner@authorityappraisals.com

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