Originally from the Republic of Georgia, Ala Chappelear came to Anderson in 1994. She is fluent in two languages, English and Russian. Ala, her husband Craig, and their son Jackson, have made Anderson, SC, their home. Ala attended Clemson University where she majored in Financial Management. She began her successful career in Real Estate in 1998 and her business has grown substantially each year since. She is now a Broker Associate with Keller Williams Western Upstate Realty. Ala currently holds the GRI (Graduate of Real Estate Institute), and REOS (Foreclosure Specialist) designations. She consistently ranks among the top agents in the state and region. She is also a South Carolina Licensed Real Estate Instructor with Fortune Academy, a division of 360 Communications. Ala has expanded her knowledge in Real Estate to include Residential, Commercial, and Multi-Family experience. She is a strong supporter of local community and many of its non-profit organizations. Her service includes board positions on Junior League of Anderson County, Anderson Area YMCA and Anderson Interfaith Ministries. Member of “To Beautify Anderson” Group, a division of Foothills Community Foundation, AnMed Health System Ambassador and a frequent guest speaker at events organized by Anderson Chamber of Commerce and Anderson Independent Mail, and a contributor of published editorials within Anderson Independent Mail and the Anderson Magazine.