Staff


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  • 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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  • 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

    I was raised in Kirksey, KY and graduated from Murray State University. I currently reside in Paducah. The car business was a new world to me 4 years ago. I started as a BMW Genius and fell in love with the brand and the BMW family. Every day is different and every moment a new beginning. 

    I love to spend time with my daughter. We love being outside, hiking, walking and playing sports.

    I have a beautiful daughter named Madison who is the light of my life!

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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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  • Nick Miller
    BMW Client Advisor

    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. As of November 1st, 2017, I am pleased to announce that I am now a BMW Client Advisor. If you are looking for a New BMW or used vehicle of any kind...Stop by and see me! 

    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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  • Brittany Layne
    BMW Product Genius

    I was born in Beaufort, South Carolina and moved to Kentucky 15 years ago. I have never been in the car business. Prior to this, I worked in a spa and before that, a hospital. 


    I am the oldest of 3 girls. I have a culinary degree and love to cook. I also love the outdoors, make up, traveling, and spending time with family. I am single and have two little girls and one dog.  

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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 and am blessed to be a part of this amazing group.

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  • Dan Darden
    Service Manager

    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 camping at Kentucky Lake and hunting, boating and grilling with friends.

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  • Jeremy Burd
    BMW Service Advisor

    I have over 10 years in the Automotive Industry including school and work experience. I am a 2006 graduate of the automotive school, Universal Technical Institute in Houston. After that, I worked as a technician for a while but found that I preferred working with people more than turning wrenches. It was for the best for everyone that I go into service advising. I eventually opened my own automotive business in 2010 and operated it for nearly 3 years. I met my future wife while running the business and eventually decided to close it so I could focus on family. I took a job as a wheel/tire salesman for 3.5 years until I got the opportunity to work for Watermark. 

    I enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gracie), Weight Lifting, playing Magic the Gathering, playing Video Games and binge watching Netflix TV Series. 

    My wife, Reagan and I, have one son, Ellis.  We also have a male Husky named Avi.

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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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  • Jacob Nickell
    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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  • Billy Colinsky
    BMW Master Technician / Shop Foreman

    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. 

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  • Jon Bowen
    BMW Techinican

    I am from Southold, NY and now live in Symsonia. I have been working in BMW dealerships for about 10 years now. I started as an intern in high school with BMW of South Hampton.


    I like to tinker on cars. I usually can be found in my garage working on something. If not there, I also enjoy going to the gun range.

    I have been with my girlfriend, Emily, for 2 years now and we have a dog and 4 crazy cats. I am also an amateur radio operator.

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  • Evan Hunnicutt
    BMW Technician

    I was born and raised in North Carolina. I have been in the car industry for five years. I have worked with BMW's my whole career. 


    I have two children named Axl and Delilah. I am engaged and plan to marry soon.

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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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  • Emily Fontalbert
    BMW Service Scheduler

    I was born in Charleston, West Virginia and moved to Paducah in October of 2017 with my boyfriend who is a BMW technician here at Bluegrass BMW. We have been together for almost 3 years. Together we have 4 cats and a dog.


    I have always been in service. Started as a receptionist and cashier, then moved to BDC. I have an undergraduate in Psychology. I enjoy traveling with my boyfriend and exploring new places and restaurants.




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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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  • Matthew Dorton
    Delivery Specialist

    I am originally from Brownstown, Michigan but now reside in Paducah since April 2016.


    In the past, I have enjoyed the entertainment industry being a DJ for 20+ years. I have also been a caregiver before coming to Bluegrass BMW.

    I enjoy playing guitar, billiards, learning about history and philanthropy.

    I am currently single. 

    I did have a Pug (Cosmo) that lived to be 13 1/2. Even though he isn't with me today....he is with me in spirit. 

    I am a giver... and I enjoy giving back to the community.

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  • Isaac Phillips
    Delivery Driver

    I was born in Colorado and moved to Paducah 11 years ago. I have never been in the car business but I have been in sales for 2 years after graduating from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX. 

    In my spare time, I love to watch football and spend time with my wife, Yuliya who is originally from Ukraine and currently works at Dillards.

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  • Matt Morgan
    Delivery Specialist

    Matt started in detail and has been promoted to Delivery Specialist. We are happy to have him as part of our team and appreciate the professionalism he brings.

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  • Aaron Duncan
    Honorary 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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  • David Dorton


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  • Colby Tribble
    Detail

    I was born and raised in Paducah and graduated from McCracken County High School last year. I am currently a student at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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