RTC’s professional staff includes Certified Professional Geologists and Certified Property Evaluators.
Jeffrey R. Kern
Our Senior Appraiser is Jeffrey R. Kern, a tested and re-certified senior member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and is a certified general appraiser in numerous states. Jeff has taught appraisal and assessment courses to professionals requiring continuing education credits. He is a member of the American Institute of Mineral Appraisers, the International Association of Assessing Officers, a member of the Board of the International Mineral Economics and Management Society, the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, and has been certified in Pennsylvania as an ad valorem property tax evaluator. He has been or is currently certified as a general appraiser in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alaska.
Patrick J. Federinko
Assisting in appraisals efforts is Mr. Patrick Federinko (Registered Professional Geologist). Mr. Federinko has nearly 10 years experience in the oil and gas development and production field. As a Field Development Geologist, Mr. Federinko analyzed well logs and developed depositional models for producing horizons; he assisted in the selection of locations for infield development wells and establishment of proven, probable, and potential reserves. He was also a well site geologist supervising well bore logging operations. He has developed basin wide well log correlation fence diagrams as well as field specific geologic cross sections. He has also supervised drilling operations and well completion operations including but not limited to: logging operations, setting & cementing casing, perforation of production horizons, and hydro-fracturing operations.
Mr. Federinko's experience also includes 15 years in the mining of construction material (Sandstone, Limestone, and Gravel Mine Sites) in central Pennsylvania. Pat has modeled mine site geologic and hydrogeologic characteristics and has extensive experience in Karst terrain. He calculated mine reserves, developed and implemented mine plans with the use of 3-D computer aided modeling. He also interpreted production trends and needs for future planning and growth. Pat served in various capacities including Exploratory Geologist, Mine Site Geologist, and Mine Permit Coordinator, and Mine Planner. Pat has managed mine permitting processes involving local, state, and federal government bodies as well as federally and state appointed Commissions.
David M. Falkenstern
Mr. Falkenstern is a Registered Professional Geologist with over 10 years experience assisting with the valuation of coal and aggregate mining operations and reserve properties, and is currently a licensed appraiser in the state of Colorado. Mr. Falkenstern specializes in mineral pricing, market review and reviewing mining plans. He also develops large scale mineral valuation programs using Geographic Information Systems to link mineral market conditions, mineral quality and environmental concerns.