Kaari Stannard P'20, '23
Kaari is the owner and president of New York Apple Sales, a marketer of New York State fresh apples. She is also a partner in Fish Creek Orchards, a large orchard operation in western New York. Kaari’s other ownership interest is in Fruit Forward, an intellectual property organization focusing on new, variety development of apples and pears. Kaari has been a very active parent at the Academies having served as a division rep, a class parent, and board member of the Albany Academies Parents Association.
She received a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After graduating, she received her C.P.A license and worked in public accounting in Atlanta, GA. In 1996, Kaari joined New York Apple Sales and became President and Owner in 2000. Kaari currently holds positions on industry boards such as the US Apple Association and New York Apple Association.