Leadership Team

 President

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Vice President

Secretary

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Treasurer

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Web Master

Casandra Gaud

Office Manager

Truly Noland Pest Control

Mary Davis

Owner

Dr. Stereo

 

Kelly Karls

Realtor

eXp-Realty

 

Crystal Newton

Marketing Manager

46Solutions

Brenda Johnson

Massage Therapist

Lion and Dragon Yoga Bodyworks

Members

Allyson Wellman

Malones Prime Events and Receptions

859-977-2602

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Allyson joined the BHG family in August 2003 as a hostess at Sal’s Italian Chophouse.  In January 2005, Allyson was transferred to the corporate office as a receptionist and was promoted a short year later to Director of Training.  After building BHG’s training department for 12 years and founding our continuing education program, Allyson was promoted to Benefits Director in early 2018.  In February 2019, Allyson accepted the role of Outside Sales Manager for Malone’s Prime Events and Receptions.  Allyson also coordinates the annual BHG Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

When she's not at work, Allyson spends her free time with her husband of 12 years Michael and twin 6 year old girls McKenzie and Stratton.  She is also active in the women’s and children’s ministries at her church.


Beth Fryman

iHeart Media

Radio Marketing Consultant

310-991-5604 - cell


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Beth cultivates custom ads for your business with iHeartRadio's Digital, Radio, Streaming, Amazon OTT, On-Air Endorsements, and Live Events Media opportunities and activations. She is a Multiple Market Account Executive, so Beth is available to consult and create your custom Marketing plan in any state and city across the US. No matter how small or large your business is, we can find the right advertising space for you!


Breanna Riesterer

About Face Organic Skin Care Studio

Aesthetician

920-946-0439 - Cell

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Breanna entered into Esthetics after years in the Thoroughbred industry. After dealing with her own personal skin issues, she was compelled to take up skin care as a career so she could help others struggling with their skin. She takes a special interest in ingredients and what they do for skin concerns. Originally from WI if she’s not at work you can find her on the farm riding horses or out with her dogs.

Brenda Johnson

Owner

Lion and Dragon Yoga Bodyworks

859-227-8546

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Brenda, along with Roy, her husband, own Lion and Dragon Yoga Bodyworks. They are a full-service massage studio, specializing in Thai Massage. Brenda and Roy have five dogs. Brenda is from Lexington but just returned in 2012.


Brianna Epperson

Carpet One Floor & Home

859-253-0004 ext 223

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Brianna Epperson is studying at Sullivan University to earn her BBA in Business Administration with a concentration in management. She started off her career in furniture sales and found a passion for design. With the drive of being a self-starter, she learned the skills and knowledge of the kitchen and bath industry and did kitchen and bathroom design for the past three years at Corman Kitchen & Bath. She decided to take her skills over to Carpet One, Floor & Home in late 2020 to become their tile & stone specialist. In her free time, she loves to be at home with her fur babies, work on her fixer upper of a home, and go eat Mexican food with her significant other.


Brittany Lawson

Financial Associate

Thrivent Financial

859-314-0366 - Cell

859-303-5139 - Office

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Brittany is passionate about helping others. She has a vision of activating groups of people to be confident in their finances, to dream creatively about their future, and to give generously in order to create meaningful impact through community engagement and service.


Her work with Thrivent is focused on helping people achieve their financial goals and dreams.  It starts with a conversation about what’s important to you, then getting to know the details of your finances, then using some creative math and science – we help you figure out the most efficient way of accomplish all of your goals!  Brittany specializes in retirement income planning (figuring out what do with what you’ve saved so you don’t run out of money before you run out of time!), advanced estate planning, creative and planned giving strategies, and advanced tax planning/education.  She and her team of other advisors and wealth managers also provide recommendations that help our clients to protect their family and financial strategy.  Their team can help you with fiduciary financial planning services, fiduciary investment advice/managed account programs, and product-based solutions (things like direct mutual funds, annuities, life insurance, disability income insurance, and long-term care insurance).


Brittany was born in Canada (speaks French, too!) – has a degree from the University of Alabama – and has lived in Kentucky and been “bleeding blue” since 2007.  She and husband Rob have 2 boys, Tripp and Coleman, and a daughter, Elisabeth.  They currently live in Versailles, Kentucky but have their Thrivent office in Lexington.


Casandra Gaud

Truly Nolen Pest Control

Office Manager

859-278-3747

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Casandra is originally from Memphis, TN and attended the University of Tennessee of Knoxville but has called Kentucky her home for the past 20 years. She has been at her current position of office manager for the past five years but has over 15 years in the pest control industry where she oversees everything from payroll, marketing, scheduling, accounting and much more for the local Lexington office as well as Northern KY and the Greater Cincinnati areas.

 

When she is not working she is a mom of 2 and can often be caught watching Going Rving and the Hallmark Channel. She also enjoys traveling and a good glass of wine. 

 

Casandra often tells people that she hates bugs and there is no better place to work then for a company that gets rid of them and this is why she loves her job. 

 

Charissa Haffner

Owner

Think Ink Graphics

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Charissa and her husband Michael are the owners of Think Ink Graphics, a wide format printing company in Lexington and Georgetown.    They have been in business in the Central Kentucky area since 2014.    Originally from Kentucky, Charissa and her husband moved back to the bluegrass state from Florida where they resided for over 20 years.  With a BA in Business Administration and marketing along with a nursing background, Charissa had been in Corporate Healthcare Business Development since 2006.  She joined Think Ink Graphics in 2018 to work together with her husband and expand the business.  Together they have four grown children and 5 grandchildren.  Charissa enjoys time with her family, cooking, taking walks  with her dog Mollie.


Constance Otto

Closets by Design

Designer

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Constance works with individuals and families to create functional and unique designs for those often-troublesome areas throughout homes, such as closets, pantries, offices, garages, and hobby/play/entertainment rooms. She is passionate about providing excellent service and finding solutions so her clients can have enjoyable experience from consult to installation.

Constance is a native of Ohio, has lived in Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, and now Kentucky with her husband, Matt, and fur baby, Clayton. In her free time, she is working on her fitness and nutrition goals, riding (sometimes crashing) mountain bikes with her husband, or spending quality time with family and friends. Fun fact: she is kind of a nerd, she reads everything from fantasy fiction to self-improvement books and at least 1 chapter a day, her current reading record is 8 books in 1 week.


Crystal Newton

Marketing Manager

46Solutions

859-977-5857

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Crystal Newton is the Marketing Manager for 46Solutions, a full-serice IT, cybersecurity and managed services provider. 46Soluitions provides proactive monitoring, preventative maintenance, solftware management and 24/7 network support to keep your business running smoothly.

 

Originally from Bardstown, Kentucky, Crystal is a graduate from Transylvania University.  She is currently a Director on the Board of Bluegrass Crime Stoppers, a Rotarian, and chosen as Ambassador of the Year for Commerce Lexington in 2020.  She enjoys bourgon, running, and spending time with her family.


DG Gridley

Aging with Grace - Health Club for Seniors

859-539-2147

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During the first half of her career, DG Gridley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Indiana University and taught school while raising three sons with her husband, Lawrence. Now in the second half of her career, she works to improve the lives of seniors by delivering a new way to age well at Aging With Grace, Aging In Place--The Health Club for Seniors. In between the first and second halves of her career life, DG earned a Master’s degree in healthcare administration and worked at Colonial Life and MassMutual insurance companies where she gained experience in health, life, and long term care insurance. She uses this knowledge to better serve members of Aging With Grace and their families. DG’s mother, grandmother, aunt, and step mother were all nurses. DG loves nurses and caregivers of all kinds!


Diana Keating

Marketing Director, Quantrell Auto Group

859-266-2161

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Diana has worked at Quantrell Auto Group since September 2019 as the Marketing Director. I handle anything from websites, social media, community outreach and events to assisting the sales managers and other staff members. Outside of work, I love to work out and to be with my family and friends. I have 2 dogs and a wonderful husband. I am originally from Illinois and moved to Lexington in 2012.


Erin Graf

Marketing Consultant

WKYT-TV

859-566-1267

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Erin started her career in marketing when she moved to Kentucky in 2009 from San Francisco.  Originally from Chicago, Erin has conducted business in over 40 states gaining her work experience in marketing, sales, event planning, and operations.  The most influential and beneficial aspect of working nationwide is getting to work with a variety of people belonging to various walks of life from the homeless community to working with our troops i.e., ARMY Generals, to enhance her career.  As a former event planner and news reporter/anchor, Erin used her prior experience to  venture into marketing for WKYT- CBS News.

At WKYT, you can find Erin creating advertising strategies on television and online for her customers, writing commercials and even appearing in a few commercials.  Erin graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Journalism and a degree in Organizational Communication.  Erin’s career goals are to find beneficial and customized solutions for businesses that want to promote their products or services.  When Erin is not not working at the TV station, you can find her teaching boxing at HITS Fitness, running, managing her floral design business or traveling.


Gayle Cornett

Interior/Cabinet Designer

Cormans Kitchen & Bath

859-233-0544

 

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Gayle Cornett is a graduate of Bauder College of Design where she studied Interior Design and Fashion Design.  She also studied Interior Design at the University of Kentucky.

Gayle specializes in Kitchen and Bath Design at Cormans Kitchen and Bath, Lexington, KY.  She offers 25+yrs experience in Interior Design, Kitchen and Bath Design and Lighting Design.  She also held her Journeyman’s Electrical License enabling her to fully understand the structural aspects of her residential projects.  Her background in varied fields of design offers her clients the expertise of seeing the full project when designing their cabinetry for kitchen and bath as well as entertainment, home office, laundry, etc.

Her attention to details are a priority and she is best known for creating polished spaces with custom cabinetry that are functional and beautiful, her aesthetic combines classic with contemporary finishes that captures her clients lifestyle, not governed by design formulas, which often results in sterile environments.

Gayles passions include writing short stories and art, volunteering for causes close to her heart like her mission to help under privileged children in creating a small personal haven in their home to inspire them and call their own.  She loves spending time with family, her dog Cooper and friends.


Kelly Karls

ABR, GRI, CNE, Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

Premier Home Services Group

eXp Realty

859-552-8101

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Kelly has been practicing Real Estate since 2003. Coming from a Real Estate family, she has been exposed to the industry for most of her life. Growing up she was an assistant to her mother who is a broker/owner in 7 states and has been practicing Real Estate for almost 30 years.  Amidst the challenges of the market, Kelly has also become an expert in staging homes for a quick sale. With innovative marketing solutions, a keen understanding of market trends and conditions, and ever changing information and knowledge on established and emerging neighborhoods, Kelly is a phenomenal resource for all your Real Estate needs.  If you are looking to purchase your dream home for the first time, invest in a multi-unit property or income property, or move up and sell your current home, she is the one to call.  Contact her today to get your Real Estate goals on track.


Laura Newman-Suter

AFLAC

859-227-5311

Website:  aflac.com

 

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As an insurance representative, Laura specializes in supplement health benefit, Aflac.  Aflac is the company that pays you cash when you are hurt or sick.  With health insurance, you have co-pays, deductibles and out of pocket expenses.  Aflac is ready to give you cash to offset those expenses. She works with her clients to insure they receive all the cash they should from Aflac.  Aflac can be purchased through payroll or by an individual.

She has been in the insurance market for 18 years, and her previous career was in retail as a buyer and store manager.  

Laura was born in California and earned her degree from the University of Kentucky.  She is an avid volunteer, enjoys art, reading, boating and being with friends.  She has 2 cats and a dog. 

 

Laurie Evans

Cut and Paste Craft Studio

Owner

859-223-0114 - Shop

859-489-5273 - Cell

 

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Laurie is the owner of Cut & Paste Craft Studio, Lexington's favorite place to get crafty. Specializing in paint crafting, Cut & Paste offers a fun experience for everyone ages 3 to 103. The studio welcomes drop-in crafters at any time, but also offers classes for adults, kids and parent/child pairs, as well as private group classes, team building events, fund raising events, birthday parties and summer camps.  

 

Linda Dulicai

Story Free Living

Owner

540-354-5653

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Linda has been doing energy practices of various kinds, coaching and been a holistic health practitioner working on animals and people for over 45 years. There have been endless classes, conferences, workshops and certifications along the way.

Those years of experience have taught her that a person needs to go past their story to move beyond fear, worry, anxiety. To live in a manner that finds answers to the challenges of life rather than spinning in endless circles around the same patterns.

One always limits oneself by not moving past the story: the voice in your head, the I don't deserve, the drama, the self-putdowns, the limitations that someone gifted to you.

It gives her joy is seeing the light go on for you. For you to have enough pieces (or maybe all) to have a clear path to find the authentic you. Finding the you that you define rather than one imagined or planned for you.

In the end it is about being here, right now, in the present and being free to be yourself.

  • To have the discernment to know what is you and what is not you.

  • To go beyond the triggers of everyday life.

  • To know which beliefs are really yours and which belong to someone else.

  • To be able to find clear courses of action by understanding past, present and future.

  • To be able to say no, that doesn’t work for me.

  • To live each moment.

  • To live beyond fear.

Be present for each moment. It's solution oriented, delightful, rewarding and most of all peaceful. Story Free Living is also trigger free living.

Linda is originally from NJ and graduated from Western Michigan University. She moved to Berea, KY in 2016 from the Washington, DC area.

Lisa Fergerson

Lisa Fergerson

Director

Blinds by Design

859-940-2462

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Lisa has been providing beautiful, functional blinds, shades, and shutters for her clients for 20 years. She has extensive training, which includes Master Certification from the industry's top manufacturers. Lisa's vast experience ranges from traditional to modern in residential and commercial window treatment applications. She takes pride in staying involved with all aspects of a project -from conception to installation- and seeing her window treatments improve the space where they were applied.

 

Blinds by Design is Lexington and Louisville's premier provider of custom blinds, shades, and shutters. They offer a wide selection, free in-home consultations and free installation. Their focus on customer service ensures every customer's experience is top notch every time.

 

Lisa is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She currently resides in Lexington with her husband Al. They attend Southland Christian Church. She enjoys travel, sports, socializing with friends and spending time with family.

 

Lori A. Adkins

A' la Carte Promotional Products, llc

Owner

859-351-0623

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It has been a little over 17 years since Lori started A’ la Carte Promotional Products.  She wanted her clients to come to rely on A’ la Carte as if it were an extension of their own business.  Over the course of these years she has helped many  companies, associations and non-profits, market and generate awareness of their own service or products through the use of customizable / branded items.

 

She is originally from a small town in Eastern KY …..Betsy Layne.  Lori moved to Lexington to attend the University of KY and decided to make Lexington her home after graduating.

 

Prior to starting A’ la Carte she worked many years in the market research industry conducting taste test, product evaluations and getting consumer opinions on everything from fast food restaurants to political candidates.

 

Lori shares a home with her spousal equivalent, Stefan and her babies (the four legged kind) cats: Zoey and Milo.  She loves to travel and wants to explore all the beaches the world has to offer.  She is currently obsessed with landscaping and gardening and shopping at thrift stores. 


Maggie Cohen

Bluegrass Land Title LLC

859-266-1611

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My name is Maggie Cohen! I was born and raised outside of Louisville, KY in Oldham County! I moved to Lexington right out of Highschool to attend the University of Kentucky! I graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s in business marketing and management! Lexington is now home! I have been here over 11 years and have 7 years of marketing and sales experience. I started my career right out of college at Enterprise-Rent-a-Car where I moved my way up the ladder to Branch Manager! I then went into Pharmaceutical Sales, Tobacco Sales, and now I am exactly where I want to be as a Business Development Officer at Bluegrass Land Title. My goal is to be a strong title partner for all within the residential and commercial real estate industry. I am the liaison between our partners and our internal staff to make sure communication, customer service, and everyone’s overall experience with us sets us apart from other title companies in our market! You will see me out and about around the Lexington and Central KY area, at the closing table, and if I am not working, you will find me at home with my dog, reading, traveling, or eating out somewhere around the local area! I have a passion for health and wellness, so you will probably always find me drinking a matcha tea, a nice green drink, or on some type of cleanse or fitness challenge! I am all about women empowerment and super excited to be part of this Ladies group and hang out, learn, and grow from all the boss women in the Lexington area!

Mara Maybry

Blue Grass Federal

Commerical Lender

502-370-6911

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Mara Maybry joined Blue Grass Federal in 2021 as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending. Mara has more than 16 years of experience in banking, which encompasses Commercial Lending and Management as well as servicing owner and non-owner-occupied properties, commercial buildings, equipment and farm lending. In this role, she focuses on securing financing for commercial clients and walking them through the loan process journey from start to finish. She loves building relationships with her clients.


Mara is from Kentucky, but attended Mars Hill University and Western Carolina University. She has an MBA and a BS in Biology with a minor in Business, Math, and Chemistry.  She currently serves as President, Board Member and Volunteer for non-profit Elizabeth’s Village and is also a community affairs and leadership development committee member for the Scott County Chamber of Commerce. She also enjoys volunteering at many other non-profits in her area.


Her favorite things to do are golf with boyfriend and friends and go on random adventures with her son Ashton.

Mary Davis

Dr. Stereo

859-314-4436 - cell

859-661-4950 - office

www.dr-stereo.com

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Mary is the owner of Dr. Stereo, LLC, a custom home theater sales, service and installation company.  She  began working in the consumer electronics industry in 1999 while attending college at UW-Eau Claire in Wisconsin.  She managed a retail audio/video store there which offered both home and car audio equipment.  She married her husband, Steve, in 2003, and in 2004 they moved from Wisconsin to Henderson, Nevada, where they both managed/owned Dr. Stereo, Inc.  After 10 years of living out West, they decided to move to Kentucky in 2014 to be closer to their families.

 

Mary likes to share her passion for listening to music and watching movies with others.  She started up Dr. Stereo in January of 2017 and has been enjoying the relationships she is building with friends, clients, and fellow professionals.   Dr. Stereo has a showroom location in Richmond that is 'by appointment only' where you can find wireless speaker options, surround sound systems, projectors, TV mounting options, all-in-one remote controls, and much, much more.  Mary does the business management and marketing while Steve does sales consultations with customers. They enjoy working together as a team (most of the time)!  Mary loves it when families get to enjoy music and movie nights together with their new surround systems from Dr. Stereo.  And of course watching sports is way better when you have a big screen! 

 

Mary and her husband Steve have one daughter, Savannah. They are big animal lovers and own two dogs and a cat.  Mary enjoys the outdoors, baking, traveling, watching sports, and reading a good romance novel. She is an active member of her church and is involved at her daughter's school.

 

Melissa Alsip

Alsip Designs

Owner/Designer

859-797-5474

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Melissa loves working with clients to recreate their space by making it more functional, comfortable and attractive. She can help with something as simple as picking out a new paint color or as full scale as a total room redesign. With a background in construction, she brings a unique perspective to decorating and design.

When she's not working, Melissa enjoys traveling with her husband, Mark. Her favorite destination is anywhere with a beach where she can lie in the sun all day reading a good book. She also enjoys cooking, photography and spending time with her friends.


Nishaan Sandu

Nourish LLC

Owner

502-802-8036

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Nishaan Sandhu, Holistic Herbalist, Certified Mind-Body Eating Coach and Intuitive Healer


Nishaan supports huge-hearted women who want to stop feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and distracted so they can start feeling calm, confident and connected to their body, life and Nature.


Since 2005, she’s worked with individuals one-to-one to help ease symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, allergies, digestive issues, fatigue and weight imbalances.

Clients consistently report lasting improvements in confidence, energy, mood, stress, sleep, body image and their work-life balance; experiencing freedom from crash diets, fatigue, mood swings, weight challenges, food sensitivities and confusion when it comes to what to eat and when!.


Understanding what it’s like and having lived through such symptoms herself, Nishaan shares her healing work and experience through talks, programs and teachings for women who want to deepen their sense of self- trust, compassion and empowerment when it comes to their bodies, intuition, self-care, relationship with food, daily rhythms, flows, and rituals.

She shares a down to earth and spiritual approach to healing through her integration of Plant Medicine, Mind-Body Eating Coaching, Astrology and Ayurveda.  She believes healing starts from within and ripples out like a wave. When you heal and nourish yourself,  you heal and nourish those around you, the world, and generations to come.


Preeti Gupta

Housewarmings

859-231-0005

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Housewarings is located at 2320 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY 40509 Housewarmings is the place for Outdoor Furniture, Grills, Fire Pits, Outdoor Kitchens, Pergolas, fireplaces and much, much more.   Summer is around the corner, but Housewarmings is for Any Time of the Year! One of the cool things about Housewarmings is that they also manufacture Local in Lexington  and some of their Outdoor Products like kitchen island, Pergolas & Fire Pits are locally made.  The Housewarmings Team - some of them have been with Housewarmings from the Inception in 2005.  knowledge and service about the products and installations is where the Housewarming’s Team excels.


Preeti was born and raised in New Delhi, India.  She moved to Cincinnati, OH in the spring of 1990.  Preeti and Ajay moved to Lexington, KY the Spring of 1992, for work and business opportunities.


Preeti likes to be involved in the community doing volunteer work and organize education events to promote Health, Wellness, Diversity and Spirituality. In last 30 years she has participated and organized hundreds of Spiritual lectures, Health and Wellness Talks, Fundraisers, Diversity Fairs, Yoga and Meditation workshops and helped started the Vegfest -A street food fair to promote healthier food choices.  Spiritually and Environment are close to her heart.   She loves to learn new skills and  tries to bring balance between reality and ambition with peace and gratitude.   Helping to enrich the lives of others, in any capacity, is very rewarding to Preeti.


Rachael Bullock

Executive Senior Sales Director

Mary Kay Cosmetics

859-320-1890

marykay.com/rbullock


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Rachael is proud to be in her 25th year representing America's #1 Best-Selling brand of skin care & color cosmetics.  She has been trained by top make-up artists from around the world and enjoys sharing these beauty secrets with her clients.  She is currently driving her ninth pink Cadillac and is leading one of the most successful teams in the country.  As your personal beauty consultant, Rachael gives you the "red carpet treatment" you deserve with free samples, gifts with purchase, prompt delivery & personalized service.  She will treat you to seasonal pampering sessions with the latest products & make-up trends!  She offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all purchases and you always get to try before you buy.  Rachael always says, "How old you are is your business and how young you look is mine, - I'm here to save you money & time!"


Rachel Lewis

Bluegrass Family Insurance

502-558-8975

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Rachel graduated from Bellarmine University in 2009, with a BA in Sociology. After 7 years in the insurance business, she left corporate America to start her own agency, Bluegrass Family Insurance Group. In the ever changing world of health care, they work hard to find and offer the most suitable plans for anyone’s needs.  Offering insurance at any age, major medical, Medicare, dental or vision. Call today for a free quote!

 

Rebecca Elliot

Republic Bank

VP Mortgage Sales Managaer

502-867-7648 Office


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Rebecca is at Republic Bank as VP Mortgage Sales Manager. Republic is a local lender out of Louisville and has served the KY market for over 20 years.  


I have been doing mortgages now for around 25 years and love using the knowledge I have to help my clients find the best mortgage option available.  I will be managing Mortgage Sale for the Central KY and Northern KY markets, but will also do mortgage loans as well. 


I have been in the mortgage business since I was 17. I started out working COOP at Clay and Mainous Real Estate Attorneys which turned into Mainous and Grant once Mr. Clay retired. From there, I learned all about real estate titles and closings. I was able to meet a lot of loan officers in that position and from there, I started processing mortgage loans. I processed for about three years and then decided to start my own mortgage company at 23. I ran my mortgage company from 2000-2010. I briefly got out of the mortgage game for about two years, mainly to recharge myself from the housing market crisis of 08. I got back into being a loan officer in 2012 for a small bank and worked there for four years before moving on to a larger local bank that had more loan products for my clients.


I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. I have two amazing kids, Kaitlyn who is 22 and lives in TN and Chase who will be 20 in a couple of months and lives in Lexington. Recently became an empty nester when Chase moved out, so I got a dog to fill the void.  Bailey, who loves doing Yoga with me, is to add to the 3 cats, Boopie, Fred and Little Miss and our 65 gallon fish tank!


Rebecca Scott

CertaPro Painters of Lexington

Marketing Manager

Ph: 859-274-0008

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CertaPro Painters has been an excellent opportunity for me.  I started working for Steve shortly after he took over this business and we built it together.  After a few short years our efforts began to pay off.  Not only were we nominated as one of the top 5 CertaPro teams in North America, but I also took home the award for Office Associate of the year.  We have worked hard to make our customers experience extraordinary and it has definitely showed! I am thrilled to be the  Marketing Manager for CertaPro Painters of Lexington and look forward to seeing what the future holds for us. 


I live in the Lexington area with my husband and two children. Prior to working at CertaPro Painters, I worked part time as an administrative assistant for Scott Appraisals where I performed market research and administrative duties. Along with Scott Appraisals I was a stay at home mom and raised my two children. Previously, I was in the mortgage industry as an outside sales representative selling mortgage loans to lenders. My previous work experience has shown me the importance of organization and developing a rapport with clients and customers. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my children play sports, vacationing and volunteering at our local church. 

Working at CertaPro Painters is very fulfilling. We are a faith company that prides ourselves in providing a quality service and taking pride in customer satisfaction. 


Shelly Petty

Photographer

Rochambeau Photography

Shelly Dawn Images

859-327-4978

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Shelly has always loved photography!  She was the sports photographer for her high school year book and then went on to EKU to get her degree in Fine Art Photography.  She graduated from EKU in December 2002 and had started her own photography business shooting weddings at age 22.  In 2004 while still working with her own photography she also worked full time at a children's portrait studio in Lexington, Portrait Shoppe.  She was the manager and lead photographer there for 8 years improving her portrait work with maternity, newborn, all the way up to high school seniors. Then in 2011 she had to opportunity to advance when the associate photographer position opened at Walden's Photography.  After two years of inspiring education she went back out on her own to follow her true passion to specialize in wedding, engagement and boudoir.  Artistry, emotion, storytelling and love.


Sherri Lee Wilson

Cleaning and Organizational Services

Elite Cleaning/Simplify With Sherri

859-797-3507

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Sherri Lee loves the detailed nature of cleaning and organizing with the added bonus of helping others. Aiding others with holding together busy lives and making space for family time is important to her. Whatever it takes for clients to have a load lifted or peace of mind, whether it's a one time job, or recurring it is important since it is important to them.

 

Cleaning in the Lexington area for the last 20 years Sherri Lee has the experience to get any job done plus extra services you may need to compliment your home and lifestyle. She has attention to detail and green products for your family and pet health. Sherri Lee likes to be involved in the community doing volunteer work and service projects as well. Helping enrich the lives of others in any capacity is always rewarding. 

 

Sherri Lee is a Kentucky native and has lived in Lexington since 1987. Her degrees in merchandising and business from the University of Kentucky help her in her personal business. She has 3 daughters branching out on their own as teachers and social workers.


Stacy Jones

AssuredPartners

859-543-1716

 

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Stacy began career with Assured Partners in 2018 and has been in the insurance field for the past 3 years.  She works with clients for all their personal insurance needs. She is licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, and Missouri and enjoys helping policyholders by providing the expert advice needed to make informed insurance decisions. She works personally with policyholders to recommend coverage levels and options customized for each life-stage.


Originally from Illinois, Stacy has had the joy of calling Lexington her home since 1992. She and her husband Wes have

4 children and 3 dogs. When not working they enjoy long walks, traveling, and are avid sports fans.

 

Tambra Woods

Dogwood Home Furnishings

859.303.7009

 

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I grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and attended East Carolina University as an art major.  My family has manufactures some of the world’s most beautiful and sought-after furniture.  It is made in High Point, NC, “The Furniture Capital of the World”.  They have been in business for over 70+ years.  The company is still family owned and in business.  As a result of this life I love being surrounded by beautiful things, it is comforting to me.  One of the benefits of growing up around furniture manufacturing is that it has allowed me to soak up a base of knowledge that is not common.  Shortly after college I embarked on a bit of travel.  I flew for an airline for 13 years until my husband I started a company of our own.  We created outdoor living furniture and garden décor. Only when we moved here did we close it after 22 years.  Design, color and imagination are a part of who I am.  

Did I say how much I love Lexington!  Scott has been bringing me here for our whole life together.  I love the town, the culture, the CATS, the horse industry and living here.  We came as semi-retired and I embarked on following some of my passions painting, reading and decorating my home.  However, it was not enough, I was feeling unfulfilled.  Dogwood Home Furnishings was born out of my need to be creative.  My husband and I decided to bring quality American-made upholstered furniture to Lexington.  Our unique combination of knowledge, skills and connections have worked.  We always seek to work with individuals as clients and the design community.  I know the value designers bring to a client and I want to work in partnership with them.  I have lots of connections in the furniture world and I love sourcing goods. 

 

Scott and I have recently celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary.  We met and were married in 90 days.  We have been working together for 24 years, we are a team.  Our life includes two grown sons, Colton who trains all disciplines of horses here in the Lexington area.  He is married and we enjoy watching them create a life together mirrored after ours as business owners of their own.  Our other son Tyler still resides in High Point and is following his own passions.  

 

My motto for my life is “the art of living beautifully”.  I hope to help others find their style and create a beautiful space that allows them to live beautifully.  

 

We invite you to come in and experience Dogwood Home Furnishings.


Teresa Brown

Fresh Focus Wellness

Owner

859-787-4363

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Teresa is a native of Cleveland, OH, currently residing in Lexington, KY. She has a passion for helping people. Having suffered the loss of two daughters, she realizes how fragile life is. The only thing that helped her through her depression was her introduction to the world of exercise. As she fell more in love with fitness and saw the change in her own body, she decided to make a career shift from the business world into health and wellness.


With over 20 years in the health industry, Teresa has developed wellness programs for major corporations, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Alcoa, Inc. As an adjunct professor at Eastern Kentucky University, she taught many wellness courses to undergraduate students. She soon realized she loves to encourage, inspire, motivate, and educate others along their own wellness journeys.


As a Professional Wellness Coach with a Master's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, Teresa stays on the cutting edge of the industry by maintaining continuing education for her current certifications: National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach (PN1), and American Heart Association (CPR & AED). In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading, music, travel, and researching ways to better serve her clients.