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The Gatas Team

Meet Our Real Estate Team

John Gatas

John Gatas

Owner / Real Estate Associate Broker


Hello everyone, my name is John Gatas, Western New York native and resident of North Tonawanda, New York.

I am the owner of the Gatas Team business brand at Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns. Our team comprises of high character and high integrity individuals here to SERVE your needs first. We strive to make the real estate process as seamless and transparent as possible utilizing technology and just good old fashion listening and empathy.

I also am the founder of Everything NT on Facebook, a video local and travel tourism site for North Tonawanda and an Agent Leadership Council Member at Keller Williams.

In my leisure, I enjoy cycling, hiking, cross country skiing, big foodie, rum, bourbon and craft beers, water, sunsets and various types of music and time for prayer.

Phone: 716-218-3146  |  Email

Annette Kerl

Annette Kerl

Buyer's Agent

Annette currently resides in Lancaster, NY with her husband David and their 2 kids, Olivia and Natalie and their Chihuahua, Rocco. She has embraced her American and Polish Culture and is currently President of the Msgr Peter Adamski Polish Saturday School and is fluent in Polish. Annette and her family enjoy camping, traveling, various types of food, music and love of family traditions.

Annette comes with real estate experience and a 10 year background working with Breast Cancer Patients, displaying a high level of compassion and understanding. Making great friends along the way, knowing she has changed your life and created a lifestyle for you, your family and your friends is what motivates her. She is excited to offer you an opportunity to begin creating wealth, freedom and independence that you cannot find any place else.

Cell Phone: 716-830-9657  |  Email



Administrative Assistant


Sara is the Administrative Assistant for The Gatas Team at Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns. She has been working for the team since November 2015. She has an array of duties ranging from inputting listings into all of the platforms, scheduling appointments for buyers and once we have an accepted offer on a home, making sure all deadlines are met to make sure the targeted closing date is met.

She has been married since 2004 and has 4 wonderful children. Her and her family love taking road trips and visiting different museums and while at home, love having movie nights.

Phone: 716-218-3146  |  Email

Ashley Bukowski

Ashley Bukowski

Transaction Coordinator / The Ashley Group LLC

I’ve been in the real estate industry for 13 years now. I began as a receptionist and quickly moved into the office manager position. After 2 years, I obtained my real estate salesperson license and gained experience with listing and selling properties. I then gained 6 years of knowledge and experience as a COO & CFO. I was also the founder and President of Keller Williams Young Professionals Buffalo Chapter, the first of it’s kind in New York State. In 2017, I took everything I’ve learned over the years, narrowed down what was needed in the Buffalo real estate market and started my own company. I currently offer transaction management, administrative training and social media marketing to Keller Williams agents.

Phone:  716-998-2240  |  Email:  info@TheAshleyGroupLLC.com

Kimberly LaRussa

Kimberly LaRussa

Social Media Specialist / Sweet Buffalo 716


Kimberly LaRussa is our social media/PR expert here at the Gatas Team. She is a graduate of Buffalo State College with a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism who has experience in television news and writing for various newspapers and magazines. She is also the founder of Sweetbuffalo716.com, a good news website here in Western New York.

Her goal at the Gatas Team is to shine our brand in a positive light and assist us with community events.

In her free time, she likes to help others and spend time with her family and pets.

Email:  Sweetbuffalo716@aol.com

Julie Symes

Loan Officer

Loan Officer, Lic NMLS #326746
4421 Transit Road
Williamsville, New York 14221


Ethan Pray

Market Center Administrator, Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns

5500 Main Street, Ste 108
Williamsville, New York 14221
716-832-3300. x105

Taylor Stranahan

Director of First Impressions, Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns

5500 Main Street, Ste 108
Williamsville, New York 14221
716-832-3300. x107

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Real Estate Associate Broker
5500 Main Street, Suite 108
Williamsville, New York 14221

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