The Ellis Family

Keith and I are new to the neighborhood and are so excited to be here in Wynlakes! We were welcomed to the community by the families on our street with an invite to their yearly Halloween street party. It was a lot of fun and a nice gesture to welcome us here.

We are both Alabama natives — Keith from Wetumpka and me from Montgomery. Keith went to Holtville High School and played basketball while I graduated from Jefferson Davis High School. We both attended Auburn University, but unfortunately, our paths didn’t cross there. After my move back home to Montgomery, we met at church. Keith and I began dating shortly after.

We were married on May 3, 2008, here in Montgomery. We’ve been married for 13 years now and are blessed with two amazing sons — Keith Mason (11) and Chandler Thomas (8).

After graduating from Auburn University, Keith decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration/Project Management from American Intercontinental University and most recently obtained his Doctor of Ministry from South University in 2019. Keith is the founder and CEO of Innovation At Work, Inc., a government contracting consulting and solutions firm. He is also a member of the United States Army Reserves as a major, as well as the pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Tuskegee, AL.

Upon graduating from Auburn, I moved to Columbus, GA, and began my career with a software solutions firm there. After a short stint in Columbus, I decided to move back home. I began working at DISA and completed my Master of Business Administration from Troy University, Montgomery. I currently work in the cyber security arena as a cyber security engagement specialist. I also took an interest in real estate, so I obtained my real estate license and now work as a part-time REALTOR® with Kelly Realty.

Currently, Keith and I are both active in the community. He serves as president on the 501(c) board of Spring Hill Community Outreach and coaches youth sports. I serve as board president of the Trenholm State Foundation. I’m also a member of the Montgomery REALTOR® Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and Les Dames.

During our free time, we enjoy traveling, sporting events, and spending time with our families. Keith enjoys singing and writing music and has been able to produce and record a few albums. The thing that we love the most is watching our boys in action, so most of the time, you will see us cheering on our sons in whatever activity the seasons bring!

We haven’t been members of this community for long, but we’ve enjoyed it thus far. Our favorite thing about living in Wynlakes is seeing our kids enjoy playing with their neighbors. They love that they get the opportunity to hang out with school friends after school and on weekends. We’re looking forward to meeting more of our neighbors and being long-time residents of this beautiful Wynlakes community.