MEET KYLE MERRITT LAKE
Kentucky native Kyle Merritt Lake, earned a B.A. in Communications, Television and Theater Production from The College of New Jersey where in 1998 he founded the Prosper Production Company. Following a brief stint as a Treasury Agent for the state of New Jersey, Kyle relocated to Lexington, KY where he earned a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis on marketing and management from the University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business and Economics. In 2004, he reformed the Prosper Production Company into the Prosper Media Group incorporated in Kentucky, where he is currently Executive Producer and CEO. PMG has enjoyed the opportunity to produce videos for many different companies from the US Navy Seals to Horse Racing Television to Kraft Foods.
Through this work Kyle recognized the need for efficient, effective and economical media production that could be available to anyone at any time. In 2008, he launched Done In Sixty Seconds, LLC, a patent-pending technology where organizations could create custom videos online with a quick turn-around at a low cost. The company has gained many new partnerships and services clients from Phoenix to Boston and the United Kingdom to Israel.
Through Prosper Media Group, Inc., Kyle is proud to have worked with a variety of nonprofit agencies throughout Kentucky, such as the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Bluegrass Greensource, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, Living Arts & Science Center, Habitat for Humanity, Family Counseling Service, Friend For Life, MACED, National Kidney Foundation and the American Heart Association to name but a few. He co-produced the documentary film, Fall Out: Bluegrass Army Depot as well as the syndicated television series, Biblion: Bible Mysteries Revealed. Through this work, in 2007, he began the kNOwMORE Nonprofits coalition which has since developed into a statewide educational television series currently in its third season, airing on PBS affiliate, Kentucky Educational Television.
Kyle Merritt Lake has served as board chair for the Explorium Children’s Museum, Family Counseling Service, Get Healthy Kentucky and United Way’s Get On Board advisory council. He has also served on committees with IN2LEX, LYPA and currently sits on the boards of Bluegrass Tomorrow and his own Homeowners Association. He was awarded LYPA’s Rising Star Award in 2006 and a Bluegrass Tomorrow Vision Award in 2013.
He has written 3 feature length screenplays for film and currently is working on a fourth. Kyle received a Telly nod in 2002 while working with the New Jersey Network and was nominated for 3 ADDY awards in 2007. In 2011, he received an Empixx Creativity Award for his work on a promotional video for NYT best-selling author Karen Rose. He has been recognized by the Lexington Venture Club and Commerce Lexington for his entrepreneurial work with Done In Sixty Seconds and received the Kentucky Enterprise Fund grant from the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation.
When not starting companies or making videos, Kyle prioritizes time with family; working on two old and quite cantankerous classic cars and has set a goal to always travel to two new places each year. In 2011 he started the community dining club, Food Amongst Friends which continues to grow membership in the Lexington, KY area.