The Professional Development Committee has a criteria for instructors in our Association. In short, not everyone is qualified to teach. The following is a list of approved instructors at Williamson County REALTORS®. Please contact Ismael Soto III if you are interested in teaching a class at Williamson County REALTORS®.
Myka Allen Johnson
Myka brings the funny and the energy to the classroom. She’s a twenty plus year veteran agent, National Sales Trainer, National Speaker, Published Author, Previous Brokerage Owner of the highest producing Non-National brokerage in Central Texas, National Real Estate Coach and Mentor, current owner of The Real Estate Business School of Salado and host of the funniest podcast in Real Estate: LOL Lessons in Real Estate. Every course she teaches is an experience you will never forget. She calls it, edutainment. Her motto is that “Learning should be fun. Life is too short not to laugh… a lot.”
Alisha brings sixteen years of Central Texas Real Estate experience alongside a servants heart. With a multitude of volunteer experiences, accolades, and awards…from thirteen years helping all over Round Rock Independent School District to the city of Round Rock, being donned the High School Navy Junior ROTC ‘Mom’, a Neo-natal kitten foster at Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, to working a multitude of events as a member of Round Rock Police Department Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association…Alisha’s passion, dedication, integrity and love of life leads to her mantra…GIVE where you LIVE, and her slogan “Keep your Head Heels, and Standard’s High”.
With a maiden name of Houston and a married name of Austin… yes she REALLY is Alisha Houston Austin…Texas was always in her destiny! Alisha lives in her beloved city of Round Rock with her husband of twenty four years, three cats, a black pug named Ohana and more gnomes than any one person should own!
With her daughter graduating from West Texas A&M (Go Buffs) in December of 2021 Alisha has been able to make real estate her primary focus serving on the Texas Professional Standards Committee (2020-current) and at her local association as the Professional Development Chair…she is now sharing her experience, knowledge, love of her profession, and time raising the bar for other Texas REALTORS®
Chad Bowman is the Branch Manager at Veterans United Home Loans in Austin. He previously served four years of active duty in the Marine Corps infantry and graduated with honors from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a VA Home Loan Specialist since 2004, opened Veterans United’s first Texas branch in Austin in 2014, and expanded to Killeen in 2017. Chad loves teaching VA classes at Williamson County REALTORS® to help Realtors help Veterans use their VA benefits. He is married with three young boys and his wife is an elementary school librarian.
Candace Cooke has been involved in the real estate profession for thirty-five years as a broker, appraiser, and instructor. She is passionate about education including her own education as well as other professionals.
She has completed two Masters concentrations at REALTOR University and is currently working on a Doctorate of Education at Walden University. Cooke teaches continuing education courses as well as many of the designation and certification courses offered by the National Association of REALTORS®. Additionally, Cooke oversees a Facebook group that provides support to 6,500 real estate professionals.
Julie Jones is a proven leader in her profession as a Realtor® and as an active member of her community. She is a native Texan from Fort Worth with a Bachelor degree in Business and a minor in Management from Texas State University.
Bringing over 20 years of industry experience as a real estate professional and over 15 additional years of service in corporate America, Julie exhibits a strong sense of professionalism, customer care, and is adept in handling any challenges that may arise.
As an Associated Broker with Keller Williams Realty – Lone Star located in Georgetown, Julie Serves on the Agent Leadership Council and is an intricate part of Agent recruiting, training and coaching programs. In addition to teaching & mentoring agents, Julie is an active individual agent working with both buyers and sellers.
Julie is a Certified Real Estate Instructor (CREI) and a member of Texas Real Estate Teachers Association. She teaches continuing education and prequalifying classes for real estate professionals statewide.
Julie is an avid dog lover and the owner of three adorable yorkies – Louie, Gracie, and Zoe. She is a member of the Celebration Church and has a true heart for serving in groups and on boards including the WCRealtors as the Chair of Professional Development, Various committes for Texas Realtors, Keller Williams Red Day, hurricane…, food drive…, projects…, and Feed the Heros, throughout the years. Julie feels fortunate to be in a profession that allows her to serve in the community she loves and her beloved State of Texas.
Kerri Lewis is a Texas real estate and administrative law attorney and published author. She served as General Counsel for the Texas Real Estate Commission from 2013-2019. Kerri first joined TREC as Director of Standards & Enforcement Services in 2009 and was Deputy General Counsel from 2012-2013.
Kerri’s career spans over 30 years and includes legal and management experience in both public service and private sector. She has represented real estate developers, license holders, and individual parties, as well as small businesses, financial institutions, and government agencies in Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. Kerri is an experienced mediator, has been on the team developing TREC non-elective courses for many years, and teaches the non-elective instructor courses sponsored by The Real Estate Center at TAMU. Kerri also writes legal articles for The Real Estate Center’s quarterly magazine, TG.
Kerri lives on a small ranch with her husband and dog Sadie. She relishes the quiet beauty of her pastoral setting but appreciates lively visits from her grown children. Kerri published her debut suspense novel, Storm Surge, in 2019 and is currently working on her next novel.
Broker/Owner of Nextage Lone Star Realty. Mary grew up in Phoenix, AZ and lived in San Antonio, Texas, and Massachusetts. She has lived in Austin since 1995. Before entering real estate, Mary was in the semiconductor industry for 16 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 and her Master’s in Real Estate (MRE) in 2014. She is married with two daughters. Mary became a REALTOR® in 2002 and quickly achieved the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award from the Williamson County Association of Realtors in 2004. She became a broker in 2006. In 2014 she achieved REALTOR of THE YEAR from Williamson County Association of Realtors and Entrepreneur of the Year from Women’s Council of Real Estate. In 2015 Mary was named the Texas Realtors® Educator of the Year. She currently volunteers for the Texas Association of Realtors. Mary is a certified Instructor for TAR, NAR, and the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Jeff Osborne is the Broker of Record for and President of RE/MAX Capital City. A Texas Real Estate Broker since 1989, Jeff is a native Texan from the Texas Panhandle with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from West Texas A&M University.
Before becoming a Broker, Jeff was the General Manager for an Austin real estate developer and built several apartment and office projects. Jeff has been twice awarded the statewide RE/MAX of Texas Broker/Owner of the Year Award. He has been an Austin resident since 1983. RE/MAX Capital City has office locations in Cedar Park and Round Rock and is very proud to have celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2019.
Reba Saxon has been a Realtor® in Texas since 2003, after a career in marketing, sales, publishing, and teaching in public schools.
Educator of the Year 2015 for Texas, and with a background in education, theater, and real estate, Reba Saxon impacts our profession by helping students understand business planning, finance, marketing methods (niche, geographic, video, blogging, and more), construction, cultural and political influences, local and hyper-local analysis, as well as the constraints of agency, professionalism, and ethics. The focus of Reba’s career as a real estate educator has been to model and mentor agents to be excited, ethical, professional, and motivated to seek additional education to further their careers.
Reba is the author of Let the Seller Beware: The Buyer-Outs in the Texas Real Estate Contract, and enjoys teaching new and seasoned agents the ins and outs of the profession, as well as how to be a professional, ethical and truly great agent.
Jack Stapleton is the Broker and Owner of Realty Texas with over 15 years of experience. Jack is the creator of MEGA the Gold Standard in Master Salesperson Training programs. Jack is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert, a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, named REALTOR® of the Year in 2012, President of Williamson County Association of REALTORS® in 2015, Chairman of the Central Texas Regional MLS in 2017, named Broker of the Year in 2018, served as Chairman of the Texas REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee in 2020, Platinum-R-President-Circle & Hall-of-Fame Major-Investor in the REALTOR® PAC, and currently serves as both Regional Vice President for Texas REALTORS® and President of his HOA. Jack sponsors over 200 agents, half a billion in annual production, and a full time staff of 20. Jack is a real estate instructor, coach, mentor, and an internationally known leader in the real estate profession.
Avis Wukasch is a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Since 2001, she has been the broker for Keller Williams Realty in Round Rock and Georgetown, Texas. Her favorite role is grandmother to four “off the chart” little people!
Avis served as Chairman for the Texas Real Estate Commission from 2011 to May of 2019. Prior to that she served as Vice Chairman of the Commission for 2 years and 1 year as a Commissioner. She served on the Broker Lawyer Committee from 2001 to 2005. Avis has been on the team developing TREC non-elective courses for many years and teaches the non-elective instructor courses sponsored by The Real Estate Center at TAMU.
Committed to empowering Texas Realtors across the state, Avis has also served on and chaired various local Realtor Association, the National Association of Realtors and Texas Association of Realtors committees, task forces and management teams throughout her long career. She was Chairman of the Board for the Texas Association of Realtors in 2007.