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MEET THE TEAM

Your KW Bluegrass Agent Success Team

 
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MICHAEL PRATHER

CEO | Operating Principal

Michael has an immense knowledge and passion for Central KY and it’s real estate offerings. Being a licensed Realtor since 2005, Michael believes in constant education and training in order to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing industry.

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KAYLA SIDNEY

Market Center Administrator (MCA)

Kayla has been a member of the KWBG family since 2015. As Market Center Administrator, her priority is to ensure that our agents have access to the systems, tools, and models to build a thriving business. She also strives to provide a positive transaction experience at the Market Center level and contributes to Market Center growth by utilizing the Growth Initiative tools and the Four Conversations.

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MYRNA DOWNING

Principal Broker

Myrna started Keller Williams Bluegrass in 2005 with 11 other agents and has been active in the real estate community throughout her career.  She has served on the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors board as a director, President of the Million Dollar Club, and Principal Broker/Owner of Downing Street Realty. Her real estate career includes considerable experience in selling residential property, commercial property and investments. Needless to say, she offers a wealth of information to our Market Center and its associates.

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ELLE COOLER

Director of Agent Services

Elle was born in the South Carolina Lowcountry, but grew up here in the heart of the Bluegrass. Outside of KW, Elle enjoys playing pool and spending time with her dog. Having recently joined the KWBG team, she brings with her an extensive background in customer service. Her main purpose at KW is to make sure all of our agents and clients feel welcome from the second they step into our Market Center. Some of her responsibilities include providing support to our associates, connecting potential clients to the right agents when they inquire about listings, promoting events, and coordinating meetings within the office.

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COURTNEY REED

Productivity Coach

Courtney is originally from Columbus, Ohio and came to Kentucky to attend Morehead State University in 2000.  She is married to CJ Reed and enjoys spending time with family, vacationing at the beach, craft beer, bourbon and golf.  In her previous career as a middle school teacher, Courtney knows the value in education and giving people the tools and skills to become who they truly want to be.  In 2020, she became a Realtor with Keller Williams Bluegrass and quickly saw the value in getting into production by participating in the Productivity Coaching Program.  She went from being a new agent in the PC Program to running the PC Program within her first year.  As a new agent, Courtney knows firsthand how important it is to have a mentor and support system while learning how to run your own business.  Being part of PC Coaching means that Courtney is able to provide new agents with the tools, systems and support to get them into production as quickly as possible.

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RYAN FILCHAK

Agent Services Coordinator

Originally from Versailles, Kentucky, Ryan Filchak graduated from Transylvania University in 2010 with a BFA in English Literature, and would later earn a graduate degree in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Kentucky. Upon graduation he moved to Chicago to pursue a career as a gallerist and writer. After living and working in the Windy City for six years, Filchak returned to Lexington in 2021 to serve as the Director of Institute 193, a non-profit organization and publishing platform. New to Real Estate and the Agent Success Team, Filchak sees great opportunity in his current role with Keller Williams Bluegrass to apply his skills and experiences with arts and hospitality in a way that serves the community in larger, more meaningful ways.