Meet The Team
Donna Bird, Broker/Owner
Donna Bird is Broker/Owner of Bird Realty located at 19 Glenridge Road Suite D, in Glenville, NY. She has been in a sales career since 1977 beginning with Avon and Home Interiors and Gifts then becoming a NYS Licensed Real Estate Agent and Broker since 1987. Donna and her husband Tom have resided in Glenville, NY since 1983. Donna and her husband are blessed with 3 married children, and four beautiful grandchildren.
NYS Licensed Principal Broker Owner of Bird Realty and a Certified Buyer Representative
Member of Global MLS Service, Member of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and a member of the Greater Capital Association of Realtors (GCAR). Donna was also an adult Leader for Senior High Youth Group and Youth Praise Team at her former Church: Donna is currently a member of Faith Baptist Church in Rexford, New York and enjoys singing on the Praise Team and as well as working with a Youth Worship Team.
First Place in New Construction Sales in 1993 and 1994, Manager’s Award – Company wide 1992, Multi-Million Dollar Sales since 1988 and continues to pursue Multi Million Dollar Sales Goals. President’s Club Member for outstanding Sales, Pinnacle Awards with former Brokerage and currently a VIP Member of the National Association of Professional Women. Donna is a member of the Better Business Bureau since 2015.
Donna loves music and taught voice and piano in the 70’s and 80’s prior to her career in Real Estate. Donna is an avid Baseball fan and especially loves the NY Yankees. Donna loves to play tennis (hasn’t played in years) and tries her hand at golf (She is not good so don’t invite her to play if you are a serious player)
Donna is very blessed to have an office of great agents who care about their clients as well as each other.
Tom Bird, Broker
Cell: 518-424-4208 (call or text)
Tom has been a part of Bird Realty for the 20+ years it has been open. He is the son of Principal Broker Donna Bird and holds his NYS Real Estate Brokers License. Tom has been licensed since 2006 and can help you and your family sell your home or purchase your dream home.
Tom is a graduate of Siena College with a B.S. in Marketing and Management. Tom has held positions with companies from Fortune 100 to Local Small Businesses and currently owns and operates First Class Home Solutions which is a residential and commercial cleaning/maintenance company.
Tom is a baseball coach for Mekeel Christian Academy and loves sports. He also loves music and plays the guitar and sings. He lives in Glenville, NY with his wife Brittany, son Johnathan and step-daughter Sofie.
Jessica Jeannotte, Real Estate Agent
New to Bird Realty, Jessica has spent her career in the service of others. With over 23 years of experience working in customer service and human resources, Jessica will ensure you get what you want and need.
A native of Clifton Park, Jessica has also lived and worked from Albany to the Adirondacks, making her a wealth of knowledge of life and business in and around the capital district and beyond.
Personally, Jessica is a devoted wife and mother. She currently resides in Glenville with her Husband, three children, dog, and bunny. She is an avid baker, hiker, and swimmer. In her free time, you will often find Jessica exploring local shops and supporting small businesses and farms. She believes that building a community takes love, fun, and a little bit of cookie dough.
Renee Nardini, Real Estate Agent
Renee has been a licensed Real Estate agent since 2016 with Bird Realty. She is a native of Scotia-Glenville, still residing in the area with her husband and two daughters. Renee started her career in real estate out of a passion for the home buying process. Whether you are selling your home or buying your first home she wants to make sure each client is comfortable with their decision and has the ultimate customer experience. With a background in sales and customer service Renee understands the importance of communication and will ensure you stay informed throughout the entire process. When Renee is not helping her clients you will find her with her family enjoying all the outdoor activities upstate New York has to offer!
Jen Van Slyck, Real Estate Agent
I grew up in the Capital District, and currently reside in Guilderland with my husband and three children. I am a graduate of Schalmont High School and The College of St Rose. I have been surrounded by real estate and new construction my entire life. My father founded Hodorowski Homes in 1972, I began working in the business during high school and still work there part time. My husband and I have also operated our own construction business, Van Slyck Contracting, for the past 18 years.
Most of my professional career has involved working in various aspects of the building business. I have experience in customer service, production and design. I was interested in getting involved in real estate sales, and started working with Bird Realty in 2019. I have a passion for helping others, so I find that real estate is a great fit with my background. I realize that the purchase and sale of property is one of the biggest decisions and transactions that most people make in their lifetime, so I take my role very seriously, and will make every effort to educate and assist throughout the entire process.
Courtney Macey, Real Estate Agent
I have been a resident of Glenville and the surrounding areas for my entire life. With a passion for service I am ready to help you with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Bird Realty family and also affiliated with the New York state of Realtors I am ready to assist. I deeply carry the values of hard work, integrity and outstanding client service with everything I do. When I am not making homeownership dreams come true for my clients, my husband and I are raising our young family in the Glenville area. In the summertime, we enjoy camping in the Adirondacks with family and going to baseball games. I look forward to working with you and your family. Please call me if I can be of any assistance.
Deb Kazmierczak, Real Estate Agent
As a Licensed New York State Real Estate Agent, I have had the privilege of working with Bird Realty since April of 2006, helping friends and family find the perfect home for their individual needs. Whether it’s with new-home buyer, folks looking to downsize, upgrade, or relocate, I am always delighted to help meet prospective clientele needs in a timely, professional manner. I am a life-long resident of NY, originally from the Rotterdam area, and actively involved with my family, including my wonderful five grandchildren, and our amazing church family. I work with first-rate, A-list professionals including attorneys, banking professionals, and many others, with resources to help clients from start to finish, successfully complete their real estate transactions.
Kerry Koch, Real Estate Agent
Over 38 years ago our family located to Niskayuna from Fairfield CT. Here we raised our 3 children who were very active in sports throughout their college careers. My husband coached soccer and baseball and was active in putting up the lights on the football fields to allow Niskayuna to host evening events.
After 23 years of teaching math grades 6 thru college at Schenectady Community College and in the Schenectady, and Niskayuna and North Colonie School Districts, I have retired to spend time with our grandchildren.
Currently, I play tennis with The Schenectady and Niskayuna Tennis Association and play golf in two local golf leagues. Throughout the season I enjoy playing in several charity events to give back to the community.
*Active sales associate for over 35 years.
*Have been employed by both large and small real estate firms as well as family owned companies.
* Privileged to have represented my clients in a wide variety of services throughout the Capital Region and as well as throughout the United States.
*Active in relocation referrals to secure reliable agents to work with buyers and sellers that are relocating. Assisted my children, family and friends secure reliable agents for their moves to DC, NYC, Virginia, Texas, Northern and Southern CA and Boston. I interviewed managers of real estate companies to secure an agent for a family selling their large home on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH.
* I have a Network of agents that I have that I stay in touch with throughout the USA.
*Assisted families when their loved ones have passed away both locally and out of state. When working with an estate, I will assist in getting contacts for the services you will need to sell the contents of the house as well as those services needed to prepare the house to list in a timely manner.
No matter what your real estate need may be, Kerry is dedicated and committed to getting the job done.
I look forward to working with you in the future for all your real estate endeavors.
Jill Sullivan, Real Estate Agent
Jill Sullivan is a new addition to the Bird Realty Group. Prior to joining our group, Jill has had a long professional career in interior design and higher education administration. She received her MBA from Endicott College and looks forward to bringing her design and business background to our group and the real estate industry. Jill is from the Boston area but has called Clifton Park home for the past six years.