Meet Our Team
Paige SchauermannNational Marketing Manager
Paige joined Association Reserves in 2012 after graduating from California Lutheran University with a Masters degree in Business Administration. A native of Colorado, she obtained a BS in Business Marketing from the University of Northern Colorado. Her undergraduate education also included a semester at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Paige worked in numerous advertising and marketing capacities while attending college. In her role at Association Reserves, Paige will serve as the “face” of Association Reserves, promoting our company image and expertise in markets where Reserve Study services are needed and utilized. Her experience with trade show operations, her knowledge of business, and her marketing passion and creativity makes her an excellent addition to our team and an asset to our clients.
CAI Educated Business Partner
Robert Nordlund, PE, RSFounder/CEO
A registered professional engineer, Robert has been involved in the Community Association industry since 1982. Robert founded Association Reserves, Inc. in 1986 and has pioneered many widely used reserve funding concepts. For his expertise, he earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #5. Robert was involved in creating the 1998 National Reserve Study Standards and has greatly influenced the Reserve Study industry. He is a past Chairman of CAI’s Reserve Professionals Committee, past Chairman of the Association of Professional Reserve Analysts, and past President of the Community Association’s Institute (CAI) Greater Los Angeles Chapter. Robert regularly writes on the topic of Reserve Studies and is a frequent speaker in industry-sponsored seminars and presentations throughout the United States. He is often called to serve as an expert witness in litigation involving reserve issues.
Cathy Schrader, PE,Director of Marketing
Cathy Schrader helped co-found Association Reserves in 1986. A registered professional engineer, Cathy designed all of the company’s administrative, production, marketing, and hiring processes. She currently serves as the company’s Director of Marketing & Communications. Prior to forming Association Reserves, Cathy worked for Rockwell International in their Energy Technology Engineering Center and then owned and operated a property management company. She was awarded a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.
DJ Vlaming, RSArizona, New Mexico, & Mexico
DJ Vlaming, R.S. graduated from California State University, Northridge with a business degree in 1996 and started working at Association Reserves shortly thereafter. He has been responsible for the growing Arizona client base since 1997. DJ has completed over 2,000 Reserve Studies for properties ranging from simple developments with minimal assets to complex international resorts. For his expertise, he earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #61. From this office, he is able to serve Arizona and New Mexico clients full-time, including large master planned communities in the Phoenix, Tucson and Albuquerque metropolitan areas. DJ has expanded his reach into Mexico, and he has prepared Reserve Studies for large timeshare resorts and communities in Rocky Point, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun. DJ is an active member of multiple CAI chapters and the Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM).
Chad McCloskey, RSCalifornia- Gold Coast
Chad graduated from California Lutheran Univers
ity in 1996 with a BA in legal studies before joining Association Reserves. Chad’s professional background includes over 21 years of financial consulting and strategic planning with clients spanning numerous industries. As a Reserve Study professional, Chad has traveled nationally to serve residential and commercial clients which have ranged from small, seaside HOA’s to HOA’s representing thousands of homes to specialty properties such as places of worship, California Missions and large concert venues. Chad is an active member of the Channel Islands Chapter of CAI, helping promote quality association education and leadership.
Kevin Leonard, RSCalifornia- Inland Empire & Coachella Valley
Kevin joined Association Reserves, Inc. in 2013
after graduating from California Lutheran University with a BS in Business Administration. He has since worked with a wide range of community associations nationwide. His experience includes condominiums and homeowners’ associations ranging from 4 unit condos to 1,000+ unit PUDs. For his expertise, Kevin earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #294. He enjoys the demands of this job which require him to think critically through situations as well as to communicate clearly with clients, in order to bring clarity to Reserve planning and disclosure.
Sean Kargari, RSCalifornia- LA County, HI, NV, & the Nation
Sean joined Association Reserves, Inc. in 2003 after
graduating from Cal State Northridge. He has since completed over 1,800 Reserve Studies for a wide range of properties including condominiums, luxury timeshare resorts, high-rises, schools, libraries, public municipal facilities, and religious facilities. For his expertise, he earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #115. His Reserve Study experience includes projects across the lower-48 States, as well as abroad, including Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Thailand, Macau, and Dubai. He currently oversees the production staff at our Los Angeles County office in Calabasas.
Sean Andersen, RSCalifornia- Orange County
Sean graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1998 and started working at Association Reserves in 1999. He opened our regional office in Orange County in 2003. Sean has completed over 2,000 Reserve Studies for properties ranging from small community associations to large master planned communities. He earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #68. Sean is an active member of the CAI Orange County chapter. Sean has also been an instructor on the subject of Reserves for training courses offered by CAI.
Matthew Swain, RSCalifornia- San Diego & Imperial Counties
Matthew joined Association Reserves in 2005, just
prior to completing his Bachelors of Science in Physics at California Lutheran University. His background, which gave him a wide range of knowledge in mathematics, statistics, electronics, and fluid dynamics, has been a benefit to clients as he models complex physical and financial change at a wide range of properties. For his expertise, Matthew earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #134. Matthew caters to a host of urban mid- & high-rises as well as beach-front resorts while also maintaining a strong portfolio of suburban North County PUDs to rural East County HOAs. Matthew is recognized as a leading educator of Reserve topics through seminars at local management firms as well as Masters-level real estate courses conducted through San Diego State University.
Derek Eckert, RSCalifornia- SF Bay Area, NorCal, & Central Valley
Derek joined Association Reserves in 2004 with a
degree in Business Management from California State University, Northridge. During his tenure with our firm, Derek has traveled extensively to serve residential, resort, and business clients throughout the United States. For his expertise, Derek earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #114. Derek is also a certified Professional Reserve Analyst (PRA). In 2007, Derek took on full responsibility for overseeing our San Francisco regional office, which has quickly expanded to meet the needs of all Bay Area clients. A combination of physical, financial, and staffing expertise has honed Derek’s ability to work with teams of decision-makers, within budget limitations, to accomplish significant repair & replacement projects
Bryan Farley, RSColorado & Utah
Bryan joined Association Reserves in 2011 after
graduating from Pepperdine University with a BS in Business Administration. He brought with him experience in general contracting, carpentry, as well as media design. Bryan has since completed over 1,500 Reserve Studies and earned the Community Associations Institute (CAI) designation of Reserve Specialist (RS #260). His experience includes all types of condominium and homeowners’ associations throughout the United States, ranging from international high-rises to historical monuments.
Will Simons, RSFlorida & the Southeast
Will Simons, RS joined the Association Reserves team
in 2008 after spending time in the insurance and commercial real estate fields. He has since completed over 1,200 Reserve Studies and earned the Community Associations Institute (CAI) designation of Reserve Specialist (RS #190). He is also a Florida-licensed Continuing Education Provider (#0005433) for Community Association Managers. Will’s experience includes all types of condominium and homeowners’ associations throughout the southeastern United States. His clients have ranged from modern, luxury high-rises to homeowners’ associations representing thousands of homes. Will has also provided Reserve Studies for many timeshare/fractional properties, resorts, schools, marinas, country clubs, historic properties, and commercial developments. A frequent author and speaker on the subject of Reserve planning, Will holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Ian McGeady, RSCarolinas & Mid-Atlantic
Ian McGeady joined the Association Reserves team in
2015 after spending time in the non-profit and sales fields. His clients range from small 4 unit condo associations to large timeshare properties and Planned Unit Developments (over 1000 units). Raised in the Northern Virginia area, Ian has a full appreciation for the vagaries of the east coast climate & weather conditions, resulting in accurate assessments made during site inspections. A resident of Charlotte, he serves the growing list of clients in and around the Carolina and mid-Atlantic region. Ian looks forward to preparing Reserve Studies that are easy to understand so that Board members and Managers can use them to make wise financial decisions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from James Madison University.
Elon Goldman, RSTexas
Elon Goldman joined the Association Reserves team in
2015 after spending time in the medical rehabilitation field. He has since completed over 500 Reserve Studies in the US, Mexico, and Australia. Elon has led a variety of projects, ranging from small 20 unit condominium associations to large, sprawling planned unit developments with over 12,000 single family homes as well as numerous high-rises, schools, resorts, worship facilities, and municipalities. He enjoys the dynamic requirements of the job that require both physical performance during site inspections and the ability to think critically in the office. By combining these skills, Elon crafts reports that are unique and tailored to each association’s needs.
Jim Talaga, RSWashington & the Pacific Northwest
Jim began with Association Reserves Washington in
1997 as a field representative, then establishing the regional office in 2001. A resident of Washington since 1978, he has more than 25 years of experience in Reserve Study preparation, custom home construction and real estate valuation. He earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #66. Jim has participated in over 5,000 Reserve Studies representing a wide range of facilities and interests. He is a frequent author, speaker, and instructor in the Community Associations industry. Jim is a former member of the Board of Directors for CAI’s Washington chapter and the current Co-chair of their Legislative Action Committee. He played an active role in the 2008 Washington Reserve Study/account bill as well as recent amendments that were signed into law by Governor Gregoire in 2011.