Olivia Carr is a BMW Genius at Bluegrass BMW.

1. What is your job title and tell me a little about what you do? 

I am a “BMW Genius” if you have been in an Apple Store and talked to a genius there, that’s exactly what I do! I help sales and service customers with the technology on their vehicles. I have traveled all over the country to train on new BMWs! From anything as simple as turning on windshield wipers to iCloud integration in your car, I can help with anything!  I am also trained in car sales, I can help a customer on the lot get in the correct vehicle that fits their needs before I hand them off to a client advisor.  Customers take well to this since it is a no-pressure environment. 

2. How does your job give back to the community of Paducah?    

Since our customers typically have busy schedules, we will take vehicles to their home or office to show them. While I do this all around the tri-state area, we have a handful of customers who use this service in Paducah. We will go above and beyond to help meet clients’ needs.

3. How has Paducah helped you be successful? 

I have noticed a huge growth in the young professional crowd just in the past 2 years. I am very thankful for PYP and the Chambers interest in helping young professionals get involved in the community. It shows that the generations above us care and want to invest in our future.

4. Are you a part of any other organizations and aspects in the community? 

I am a member of the Charity League of Paducah. I love being part of such a great group of women whose main focus is women and children. Charity League has held such a wonderful reputation in Paducah over the past 90 years, I am so proud to be a part of that. Last year I was co-chair of our 90th annual Snowball. It gives you a better appreciation for the league when you hold a board position. We helped raise $20,000 for Easter Seals West Kentucky. I also plan on applying for Leadership Paducah one day. There are several other boards I would like to be a part of one day such as the Columbia Theatre restoration and Barkley Regional Airport board.

5. How has PYP helped you as a young professional? 

I have made many contacts through PYP. I am always meeting someone new at events. The best part about it is, you’re surrounding yourself with like minded people. Their success encourages me to be more successful.

6. What are some of your favorite things to do in Paducah? 

On the weekends you will most likely find me downtown! We love to go downtown and eat at Freight House and Tribecca! I am also in a book club and play bunco and tennis. I’m not much of a home body, I like to stay busy! 

7. What advice do you have for a young professional wanting to thrive in Paducah?

Get involved as much as possible! Do everything out of your comfort zone. This year I have made it my goal to meet with at least 1 other young professional a month for coffee. This is a small community and so many people are willing to meet with you and help you out!