Our Staff


Justin Landon

Justin Landon

CEO

Committees:

Bylaws, Executive, Grievance, Professional Standards

Responsible for:
The day-to-day operation of LBAR
 
Personal info:
Prior to his time at LBAR, he spent five years as the VP of Government Affairs for the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and ten years working in the U.S. Congress. Raised in a multi-generational REALTOR® family, he believes deeply in the dream of home ownership and the importance of private property rights. He is married and has two children.
  
Hobbies:
When not working, he is an avid (but bad) golfer. He loves NBA basketball and is always reading a novel.
 
Joined LBAR: 
2018
Katrina Bowers

Katrina Bowers

Member Engagement Director

Committees:

Technology, YPN

Responsible for: 
Oversees membership, vendor relations, database management, and technology integrations.

Personal info: 
Born and raised in Lexington, KY. Graduate from The University of Kentucky (GO CATS!)

Hobbies: 
Loves being outdoors, whether it's spending a day out on the lake or sitting in a tree stand trying to out hunt my handsome hubby.

Joined LBAR: 
2015

Emily Burkhart

Emily Burkhart

Member Services Representative

Committees:

YPN

Responsible for:
Member services including new member applications, dues payments and lockbox/key set up and assistance.
 
Personal info:
Originally from London, KY and currently resides in Nicholasville, KY. Has a son and lots of dogs.

Hobbies:
Spending time with family and friends and hanging out on Laurel Lake. Loves attending concerts and UK sporting events.
 
Joined LBAR: 
2019
Hunt Cooper

Hunt Cooper

Communications Director

Committees:

Bylaws, Community Education & Outreach

Responsible for:
Managing the marketing and communications to both internal and external audiences including consumer advertising and public relations. Producing social and digital media content. Oversees the affiliate sponsorship program. Updating and preparing website content and functionalities for members of the Association.

Personal info:
Graduate of UK, born in Lexington and raised in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

Hobbies:
Enjoys anything sports, outdoors and being active including camping, hiking, basketball, softball and an occasional round of golf. Reading suspense novels. Hauling twin boys around the country for sports. Sampling local craft brews.

Joined LBAR:
2018

Debbie Hamilton

Debbie Hamilton

MLS Director

Committees:

MLS

Responsible for:
Oversees the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), monitoring the rules and regulations with the system and updates MLS reporting of data. Works with the Supra lockboxes and eKeys. Assists with internal bookkeeping and helps the front office with sales in REALTOR® Store and answering member inquiries.
 
Hobbies:
Movies (and movie popcorn), old comedy TV shows and, believe it or not, listening to hard rock (WKQQ). Also loves some good comfort food!

Personal:
Married 38+ years, one cat (Tigger - 14 years old), one niece, two nephews and two great nieces.
 
Joined LBAR: 
The 'veteran old guard' at the Association with over 30+ years of service.
Sarah Kerby

Sarah Kerby

Executive Assistant to CEO

Committees:

Diversity, Executive, Grievance, Professional Standards

Responsible for:
Oversees board and executive meetings. Manages the Grievance and Professional Standards processes.

Personal info:
Born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in Lexington... GO CATS! Comes from a very large family so get togethers are always a blast.

Hobbies:
Loves traveling, coffee, wine tasting, and trying different local restaurants. Enjoys watching movies & true crime documentaries, playing card/board games, and spending time with her husband, dog, family, & friends.

Joined LBAR:
2020

Kasi Kratzer

Kasi Kratzer

Member Services Representative

Committees:

YPN

Responsible for:
New member applications and orientation, lock box maintenance, MLS regulation and compliance and general membership management.
 
Personal info:
Born and raised in Anderson County. Graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Economics. 

Hobbies:
Hiking, yoga, reading and spending time with friends and family.
 
Joined LBAR: 
2018
Christel Long

Christel Long

Government Affairs Director

Committees:

RPAC, Government Affairs

Responsible for:
Directing the local governmental affairs activities for the association. Coordination of the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) that supports and elects candidates who understand and support REALTOR® Party issues, private property rights, and sustainable smart growth initiatives.
 
Personal info:
Lives in the small town of Berea, the folk arts and crafts capital of Kentucky, with her husband and daughter.
 
Hobbies:
Trying very hard not to touch 95 MPH while traveling I-75 North when trying to get to work.

Joined LBAR: 
2005

Dwan Taylor

Dwan Taylor

Events & Facilities Director

Committees:

Nominating, Past Presidents, ROTY/Good Neighbor

Responsible for:
Event planning and set-up including REALTOR® After Hours, Annual Installation and Nomination Event. Also manages the REALTOR® Community Housing Foundation (RCHF).
 
Personal info:
Born in Charleston, SC and lived in Spain and Key West growing up as a Navy brat. Now, a grandmother to two feisty grandkids.

Hobbies:
An avid walker and shoe collector (has way too many). Dancing to Tina Turner's version of Proud Mary. Party planner extraordinaire.
 
Joined LBAR: 
Started in 2000 with RCHF, moved out of state before returning in 2013.
Janice Yonts

Janice Yonts

Education Director

Committees:

Responsible for:
Education programming including running all CE, broker and PLE courses both in-person and live web.
 
Personal info:
Has 5 children, 2 grandchildren, 3 dogs and 1 ferret. Driving to work, touches parts of 5 counties along the way.

Hobbies:
Loves fall festivals, jigsaw puzzles and spending time with the grandbabies.
 
Joined LBAR:
2005, but started at Ray Rector, REALTORS® in 1982
Zach Rohling

Zach Rohling

Member Services Assistant

Committees:

Responsible for: Assisting member services and helping with daily operations of LBAR.
 
Personal info: Born in Northern Kentucky and transferred to the University of Kentucky from UofL in 2018.
 
Hobbies: Loves to travel when there is not a pandemic and spend weekends with family and friends at Perry Park or in Cincinnati. Worked 4 years with a high school basketball program and a year at UofL with the woman's basketball program. Love to be around and watch basketball.
 
Joined LBAR: 
2019
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