Bluegrass BMW

3235 Park Avenue Directions Paducah, KY 42001

  • Sales: (877) 862-2173
  • Service: (877) 892-8968
  • Parts: (888) 279-2495

Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Mike Absher
    Owner

    I was born and raised in Southern Illinois. I grew up in a "car family" on both the maternal and paternal-side as both of my grandfathers and both parents were car dealers. I started working in the shop as a custodian starting at age 12, and worked at the dealership until graduation from high school.

     

    I graduated Marion (Illinois) High School and then was admitted to and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point New York with the intention of being a career Army officer. I ultimately left the Academy and the Army voluntarily and returned home. I then enrolled in SIU-Carbondale and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship. I worked at the family dealership throughout my college years as a warranty administrator and service writer.

     

    Upon graduation, I was employed as Parts and Service Director, sales manager, used vehicle manager until I left the family company in 2003 to start a software firm named DealerWare LLC selling F&I Menu Selling software to car dealerships. We were very successful and this was the wildest ride of my life. We ultimately were endorsed by American Honda and were in the process of rolling out our software to the Honda dealerships nationwide, when our biggest competitor decided to take me out. And so, they did, and I sold DealerWare in 2006 to DealerTrack, Inc. 

     

    I decided to get back into the business I missed so much and purchased Marion Ford, Inc in my hometown. I have since purchased three other dealerships, in Marion IL, Paducah KY, and Madisonville KY, and that has evolved into the Watermark Auto Group.

     

    I have played the trumpet for nearly 38 years, and enjoy every opportunity I get to play in a brass quintet with some friends from high school and college. I also enjoy woodworking, and have lots of cool equipment that is really dangerous, but I never turn on because I am too busy in the car business.

     

    I have been married for 21 years to Cheryl, who is a licensed non-practicing attorney. We have three sons aged 16, 13, and 10.

    I recently retired from service on the Southern Illinois Healthcare Board of Trustees which is the largest employer in our region with 3300 associates. I serve as the President of our local school board, and enjoy lending my time and talents to all organizations that are crazy or desperate enough to want or need my help.

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  • Rick Duncan
    General Manager

    I was born and raised in Paducah and have lived here most of my life. The only exception being four years spent in Detroit working my way thru college. 

    I have been "car crazy" for as long as I can remember. I learned to drive in my father's 1957 Ford Ranchero. A vehicle that my twin brother and I still own to this day. 

    I started in the automobile business in 1983 at a Pontiac-Lincoln-Mercury dealership. One year later I joined Allan Rhodes Chrysler-Honda and have been "here" ever since. "Here" has certainly changed over the years. We added BMW a year after I joined Allan Rhodes and in May of 1993, I and two partners bought Allan Rhodes out and changed the name to Bluegrass Honda-BMW. Mike Absher and I became friends several years ago and in October 2009 we completed a transaction that made Mike and his wife Cheryl the new owners of Bluegrass.  

    I am married to my best friend Kathy and we have four kids and six grandkids. In my spare time I enjoy restoring vintage automobiles, any kind of racing, and traveling back roads.

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  • Danny Tribble
    Sales Manager



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  • Joe Langston
    BMW Sales Manager

    Joe is our BMW Sales Manager! This is a great fit for him, as he thoroughly enjoys working with the staff and takes pride in helping our customers find just the right vehicle to fit their needs. Outside of the office, he enjoys working out at the gym, fishing, and golf.  His wife is a stay at home mother and his son enjoys all sports...including Tae Kwon Do, which he takes at Hwang's Martial Arts here in Paducah.  Joe and his family are from the Paducah area and this is where they intend on staying.

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  • Jamey Ladd
    Used Car Sales Manager

    I was born in Princeton, KY and moved to Paducah in 1993. I graduated from Reidland High School in 1994. In 2009, I moved to Calvert City.

    I have worked here since October of 2003. I was not in the car business before that but was in sales. 

    My family and I all enjoy hunting and going to the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball games. 

    My wife, Beverly, works at CFSB as a mortgage lender and our daughter, Katie is in the Nursing Program at WKCTC and Hannah is a Junior at Marshall County High School. 

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  • Chance Mooneyham
    Honda & BMW Business Manager

    I grew up in Lowes, KY and graduated from Graves County High School. I've lived in Paducah for over 15 years now. 

    I started in the car business in 2007 and mostly did Internet Sales and Marketing before moving into Finance. 

    I have been married to my wife, Shalie since 2012. We have an 18-month-old named, Faith and I have two teenage daughters, Kali and Abby. 

    I consider myself pretty boring.

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  • Matt Colburn
    Business Manager

    My parents moved to Paducah when I was only 2 years old, I definitely love Paducah and call it home.


    My wife, Jessica Colburn, is an RN by day and a wonderful mother of two by night. My wife and I spend all of our free-time with our two girls, Mary-Kate and Olivia Grace. 

    Mary-Kate is a gearhead, just like her Daddy, and rides ATV's and bicycles. She like anything to do with the outdoors. Olivia is just a baby, but she is already a Daddy's girl too. 

    I have been in the car business for over 12 years. It all started in auto detailing while earning my bachelor's degree. After college was completed, I decided that I loved cars and car people too much to give it up...so I stuck with it. I moved up into sales; years later into management. 

    Years later, Watermark approached me and that opportunity of a lifetime ensued. Today, I am thankful to be with other car guys, who always want to do the right thing for our customers and truly make work fun. I work with some of the best people that I have ever known and it is really a "dream job". I get to help people, talk to other car people and be an active member of the community. 

    A few years ago I would have told you my hobbies were fast cars, big trucks, remote controlled cars and pretty much anything to do with cars. But truly, my hobby is my family. My wife and girls are my motivation.

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  • Kerry Lynn
    BMW Client Advisor

    I was born in Paducah, raised in Metropolis, Il and graduated from Murray State University and lived in Paducah ever since. 

    I have been a BMW Client Advisor for Bluegrass BMW for nearly 17 years now.  I so enjoy introducing new friends to the "Ultimate Driving Machine."

    My other Passion is water sports. I enjoy sailing and kayaking on Kentucky Lake. 

    I have been blessed to have been married to my beautiful wife, Melinda, for 46 wonderful years. She is employed at Talbots.

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  • Aimee Dial
    BMW Client Advisor

    Aimee Dial is formerly our Product Genius at Bluegrass BMW. Aimee has moved into BMW sales here and it couldn't have been a better fit. Her BMW knowledge base, wonderful personality, and contagious laughter make her a perfect for Bluegrass BMW. 

    She graduated from Murray State University in 2008 with a degree in Organizational Communication and earned her Master's degree in 2013.

    She has a daughter, Madison, who is the light of her life and she stays busy with Madison's sports activities and Girl Scouts.

    She is looking forward to working with you on your next BMW.  

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  • Todd Tilghman
    BMW Client Advisor

    Todd is from Union City, TN and now lives in Kenton.  Before joining us, Todd was in advertising sales for over 15 years.  He also knows his way around the tennis court - he has been a coach for 15 years, too!

    He enjoys competing at tennis tournaments, painting and spending time with his family.  Todd is a long-time BMW enthusiast and is excited to be a part of our team, selling the Ultimate Driving Machine.

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  • Olivia Carr
    BMW Product Genius

    I was born in Paducah, moved to Lexington for school and then came back to Paducah. I have always worked at the Airport but in 2015, I came to Bluegrass BMW.


    I enjoy working with the Charity League of Paducah. My hobbies are interior design, tennis and flying with my dad. My husband's name is, John...we have no kids yet, but hopefully...soon.

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  • Nick Miller
    BMW Product Genius

    I was born right here in Paducah. Went to Heath High School up until they consolidated to MCHS, I was in the first graduating class.


    I started here in January and it is my first job dealing with cars. It is, by far, my favorite job that I have ever had. Prior to this, I worked at a job in the mall, so definitely...this job is my favorite.

    My hobbies consist of swimming and going for runs. Definitely love to travel, watch movies and TV with some of my closest friends. I also love anything to do with cars and cleaning cars as well. Love to watch a good hockey game, my favorite team is the Predators!

    I am currently single but have a little dog named MoJo.

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  • Charisa Fiser

    I was born in Cape Girardeau, MO but found our home in Paducah.   

    After I graduated from Reidland High School, I took a year and a half out and traveled from coast to coast starting in Jacksonville, NC and eventually ending my travels in Vancouver, WA.. I met so many wonderful people during this time and have no regrets whatsoever about traveling throughout this amazing country that we have. After my travels I decided it was time to go to college. I came back to Paducah and started at PCC then transferred to Murray State University. While there, I threw javelin for Murray State University Track Team. After graduation, I moved out to Los Angeles, CA and worked at Jon Douglas Corporate Real Estate Office in downtown LA in layout and design for major newspapers.  

    After I grew tired of the hustle and bustle of LA, I decided to come back to Paducah. I got a job at UPS where I met my wonderful husband of 20 years, Brent. We have 2 amazing boys, Zachary and Benjamin…they keep us very busy. We love to play golf as a family, go camping and watching our favorite NFL team…the Steelers!  

    I started at Bluegrass BMW in 1999 in sales and internet sales then moved to back up F&I briefly before going into IT. I have also worked as the Service Manager for Bluegrass BMW.  I now manage and maintain our online digital presence and SEO for our Watermark Auto Group Stores. I love what I am doing now and I know how blessed I am to be a part of this amazing group.

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  • Josh Reisner
    Service Manager

    Josh joins us all the way from Monument, Colorado.  He now lives in Paducah with his wife, Catrina, and son, Wyatt.  They also have a dog named Helton. Josh has over 11 years of automotive experience and has also served 7 years in the military. His work ethic and passion for working with people are traits that will be a great fit for managing the service department. When Josh isn't here at the dealership, he enjoys auto racing (auto cross), fishing and computer programming.  We're excited to have Josh as a part of the Bluegrass BMW team!

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  • Kent Kronvall
    BMW Service Advisor

    We are pleased to welcome back Kent Kronvall. BMW is very important to Kent as he lives in Marion, Illinois and commutes back and forth every day. He has years of experience in service and is a valuable asset to Bluegrass. 

    If you have a moment, stop in and ask him about his TV audition for The Fear Factor...he had to eat bugs and everything and beat out several competitors.

    In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family by the pool and grilling with friends. 

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  • Dan Darden
    BMW Service Advisor

    Dan lives in Marshall County with his beautiful wife, Denise and their children. He is a HUGE Texas Longhorn fan and faithful Duck hunter! On weekends he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and off-roading. They also own a camper on the lake and enjoy boating and grilling with friends.

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  • Matt Faughn
    Shop Foreman

    I was born and raised in Massac County. I started working at Bluegrass BMW in 2007 as part of an apprenticeship program with Shawnee College. 


    I have lived on a farm my entire life. Anytime outside of work is generally spent on the farm. I enjoy hiking and riding 4-wheelers. I also own 2 Jeeps and enjoy off-roading in them. 

    I have a young son named, Cash.

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  • Jacob Nikell
    Technician

    I was born in New Mexico, moved to Michigan when I was 3 and lived there until I was 13. I eventually ended up in Marshall County and graduated from there. 


    I have worked at Shelby's Wheel & Tire for a little under 3 years then came to Bluegrass BMW. I have been wrenching on cars since I was little.

    I enjoy working on cars and playing with my kids. I have been married to my lovely wife, Cheryl, since 2016 (I have the exact time down to the days). We have 2 kids together and 1 due in December. We have 1 dog named, Preacher...1 cat named, CJ and 1 snake named, Stella. 

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  • Jason Harman
    Technician

    I am from right here in Paducah, I have been working on building cars since I was 14. I went to a NATEF ASE Training Program, after completion of that, I moved on to work in a few independent shops before joining Bluegrass BMW. 


    I have enjoyed building race cars and competing in local SCCA events for many years. I am currently building 3 race cars for 3 different types of competition. 

    I am engaged to Julia Cantrell, she is the mother of my toddler son, Tyler and my step-son, Ian. She is also the step-mom to my German Shepherd pup, Molle 

    I enjoy off-roading in my Jeep and camping. 

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  • Billy Colinsky
    BMW Master Technician

    I was born in Newport News, VA and grew up in Chesapeake, VA. In early 2017, I moved to Paducah from Florida. 


    I have been around cars my whole life. My Grandfather owned a junkyard and I started working on cars at 15. I went to tech school in high school and from there went to college at Universal Technical Institute located in Orlando, Florida. I then moved into the Mini STEP Program. I have been working on cars at Dealer level since 2009. 

    I like to play with R/C cars. I also enjoy bicycling on long rides with friends. I enjoy deep sea fishing when I get a chance. I have a girlfriend that I have been with since 2011. I also have a big cat that weighs 22 lbs.

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  • Jamey Scruggs
    BMW Parts Manager

    I was born and raised in a small town in Missouri. Moved to Kentucky and met a girl....married her and we have lived in the Paducah/Lone Oak area since 1999. 


    I graduated from Wyotech in June of 2009. Started working as an entry level tech for Bluegrass Honda in July. Moved over to the BMW side and have been Parts Manager since the summer of 2015.

    When I am not at work, you will find me playing & watching sports and spending time with my family.

    I have been married to my wife and best friend for 20 years and we have two beautiful children. 

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  • Josef Rumsey
    BMW Parts

    I grew up in Golconda, IL and moved to Paducah in 2007. I have been working at Bluegrass BMW since 2009.
     
    I am currently enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College with plans of transferring to get a degree in Electrical Engineering. 

    While not at work, I enjoy recording music and finding complicated ways to make LED bulbs blink. 

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  • Jeri Coughenour
    BMW Warranty Administrator

    Hello! My name is Jeri Coughenour and I live in Paducah, Kentucky.  I have been with this company since 1997 and just celebrated my 20 year work anniversary as Warranty Administrator. 

    When I am not at work, I enjoy swimming, walking, traveling, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with my family. I have (1) daughter and (1) son and (2) beautiful granddaughters.

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  • Beverly Dublin
    Scheduling

    I was born in Paducah, lived in Metropolis for 20 years then moved back to Paducah in early 2000. I have been here since 2013. Everyone here is like family. Before working here, I worked at a Temp Agency/Payroll Service. 


    In my spare time, I enjoy roller skating, dancing, walking, golf (even though I'm not good at it) and spending as much time with my grandson's as possible!

    I have 2 children, Christina Culp and Jason Phelps. Christina and her husband, Mike, are the proud parents of my only 2 grandchildren...Wesley Drew & Brentley Allen. Jason is currently in the Navy. I am a very proud Mom and Mimi!



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  • Lori Alvey
    Office Coordinator for Watermark Honda & Bluegrass BMW

    I was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to Paducah, KY, when I was 11 years old. I graduated from Heath High School in 1988. Shortly after, I joined the United States Navy.

    I have been in the car business since 2013. I love to sing, go to the gym and spend time with my family. I love yard work and bleed blue for KY Wildcat Basketball and Nascar (Jimmy Johnson #48).

    I am married to Donnie Alvey, my high school sweetheart and we have 3 wonderful boys that we adore. We also have 3 boxer fur babies and 1 grand puppy.

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  • Aaron Duncan
    Delivery Specialist

    My story...where do I begin? We'll just hit a few high points. I know nothing of failure. In fact, I'm the ONLY person in the history of the Reidland School System to get 2nd Place in the 5th Grade Science Fair two consecutive years in a row! I love animals, I love them so much I want to ingest them.

    When not putting in hard labor at the dealership I am a "stay-at-home-son." I also hold the record for being the ONLY person ever to Rollerblade on I-75. I read a Goosebumps book once. I allsow considur miselph too bee a grate spelar. It is my dream to one day own a 50 acre Beet Farm. 
               
               
    The End?

    Aaron Duncan The 1st

    PS... I am also the Founding Member of "Paducah Handsome Men's Club". 

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  • Donald Blake
    Photo & Battery Care Specialist

    I was born and raised in Paducah, KY and graduated from Lone Oak High School, Go Purple Flash! I grew up in the car business. My grandfather bought and sold cars. He would scrap them or work on them, then flip them. I seemed to always get caught up helping my uncle work on his 1969 Grand Torino convertible GT, which really wasn't so bad! 


    I love to hunt and fish any chance I get! Honestly, I am addicted to buying cars, "fixin" them up and "derbin" them. When I'm not doing those thing... I like to go "muddin". I also have a project car that I work on when there is no other fun stuff to do. I have a beautiful 4-year-old daughter, her name is Zoey Lynn. I also have a 2-year-old pit/boxer mix named Blaze and a bearded dragon named Marley.

    I am the oldest of 4 kids and we don't seem to agree on anything... But I don't care what they think.. I'm the oldest! I am a die hard Kentucky Wildcats fan. GO BIG BLUE!

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  • Matt Dorton


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  • Drake Johnson
    Detail

    Formerly from Tucson, Arizona, Drake now lives in Paducah. Prior to coming to Watermark Honda, he worked at a car wash. He is a mechanic at heart and enjoys working on projects any chance he gets, He lives to fish and go 4-wheeling. He has a girlfriend of 3 years...Tearinie. 

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  • Corey McCauley
    Detail

    Corey is new to the car business. Prior to joining us at Bluegrass BMW, Corey spent 5 years in the National Guard. When he isn't working, he enjoys Electrical Engineering and music.

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