Ronda Prothro has spent her career working in marketing, sales, and public relations. Early on she was a public relations intern for two professional sports teams, the San Francisco 49ers and the Sacramento Kings, and went on to become the media spokesperson for the Santa Clara County, California jail system. After that she served in senior management positions for large multi-national corporations and founded three companies.
Prior to her real estate career, Ronda was the managing partner for a boutique marketing and graphic design agency. In addition to developing creative strategies for clients, she was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company, including negotiating contracts, directing project timelines, and managing client relationships. Her client base was diverse, encompassing large corporations and start-up companies and representing technology and services ranging from medical devices and high-tech to real estate companies and builders.
For as long as she can remember, though, Ronda’s true passion has been in real estate. Before becoming a REALTOR®, she had first-hand experience as both a buyer and seller of starter homes to multi-million dollar properties. She also planned and managed small and large remodeling projects, from kitchen facelifts to major additions, acting as the General Contractor. Her proudest accomplishment was remodeling a large bathroom down to the studs, re-configuring the layout, and having the toilet operable in just one week!
Having relocated to Austin in 2011, Ronda is able to leverage her personal experience of searching for a home in a new city and state to help out-of-town buyers do the same. Wearing her buyer’s hat, she can objectively look at a property and advise sellers on how to prepare, stage, and market their homes to sell and sell quickly. This skill, combined with her extensive marketing, design, and negotiating experience, provides Ronda with a winning combination that ultimately helps her clients.
Ronda has worked with clients to buy and sell a variety of real estate, ranging from starter homes, to condos, to multi-million dollar properties. She is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, part of the Million Dollar Guild, and a member of KW Luxury Homes, Luxury Homes International, and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.
Ronda and her husband, Bruce, are winemakers and recently launched their label, Prothro Family Wines. Their limited production wines are made from renowned vineyards in Napa Valley and are available exclusively through their website (prothrofamilywines.com), wine club, and special events. Ronda and Bruce have been married for over 27 years. They have a son at Southern Methodist University and a daughter entering Savannah College of Art and Design. Ronda is an avid athlete who loves to run and lift weights, but her favorite workout is putting on her hot pink boxing gloves and sparring with her trainer.
Meet Our Team
Angie Lagusis launched her real estate career as the Operations Director with Austin Portfolio Real Estate. In this role, she had direct experience working side-by-side with some of the city’s top luxury agents while managing the boutique agency’s day-to-day activities. This opportunity enabled Angie to not only develop relationships with Keller Williams’ top leadership, but also to gain an inside perspective of the local luxury market.
Angie has a proven track record merging sales, business, and technology; a combination that serves her well in the ever-changing real estate industry. Angie and her husband co-owned a San Francisco-based Construction Engineering firm focused on creating high-fidelity 3-D rebar models. This virtual environment proactively helped solve problems and eliminate waste often associated with the construction process. Their business quickly garnered attention of larger firms, and they were ultimately acquired by an Austin-based company.
Originally from Boise, Idaho, Angie has lived in several other states, including California, Washington, and Texas. She is able to leverage her personal experience of searching for a new home in a new city and state to help out-of-town buyers do the same.
Angie, her husband Matt, and their 3 sons live in Dripping Springs. They love to travel, have a goal to visit every major aquarium in the U.S., and collect vintage bicycles that they take on family rides. Angie and Matt share a passion for old cars and are currently restoring a 1931 Chevy sedan and a 1958 salmon-colored Edsel known as Ethel. Angie is an expert knitter, loves wine tasting with friends, and exploring the rich Texas history.
Bruce has a 28-year history as an executive in the corporate world. For the past 18 years, he has held executive level leadership positions, including Vice President, Global Vice President, and Chief Regulatory Officer, for rapidly growing entrepreneurial based and large multi-national corporations. In this capacity, he has managed organizations ranging from just a few individuals to global networks in excess of 200 people.
Throughout his career, Bruce has been involved in numerous personal real estate transactions, buying and selling a variety of starter homes to multi-million dollar properties. Many of these transactions included remodeling projects. After relocating to Austin in 2011 and being part of a corporate acquisition a few years later, Bruce shifted his real estate focus to helping other people. He is able to combine his professional and personal experience to help buyers and sellers successfully close real estate transactions.
Bruce and his wife, Ronda, are winemakers and recently launched their label, Prothro Family Wines. Their limited production wines are made from renowned vineyards in Napa Valley and are available exclusively through their website (prothrofamilywines.com), wine club, and special events. Ronda and Bruce have been married for over 27 years. They have a son at Southern Methodist University and a daughter entering Savannah College of Art and Design. Bruce graduated from University of California, Berkeley, where he also played football. Today, he is still an avid athlete and is involved in master’s swimming, and hi-intensity workouts.
Jillian is a Bay Area native who recently moved to Austin with her husband and young son, Jack. Prior to the move, Jillian worked in web development as an account manager. For nearly 8 years, she lent her knowledge to a variety of restaurants, businesses and people. Jillian’s specialty was managing community and social media accounts, mainly working alongside different artists and bands, including Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Guns n Roses and Backstreet Boys. Jillian’s experience in online marketing has allowed the Prothro Group to reach a broader audience both locally and nationally.