Mary Rita Batesole
Natalie and her family have owned their Lake Rescue home since 1992. It has been a ski destination in the winters and a welcome respite from hot NY/NJ summers. Since retirement they spend the summers at the Lake, and winters in Florida. In prior years Natalie worked as an actuary at the Massachusetts Insurance Dept. in Boston and at Crum and Forster Insurance Co. in New Jersey. She has served on the LRA board since 2011 and is committed to preserving the beauty and integrity of the lakes for future generations.
Kevin and his wife Kathleen first visited Lake Rescue in 1986. They continued to visit the Ludlow area to enjoy the lake in the summer and ski at Okemo with their two children through the years. In 2001, they purchased their Log Cabin on Round Pond. They currently spend most of the summer at the lake and frequently ski in the winter. Kevin worked as a financial consultant for troubled and bankrupt companies in New York until he retired in 2010. Kevin joined the LRA Board in 2018 to help the Lake Rescue Association continue to preserve and protect the lakes.
Phil and his wife Amy have owned a home on Round Pond since 2009 but have been staying in the area for decades visitng Amy's childhood family vacation home in nearby Plymouth. Originally focused on winter activities, the beautiful summers on the lake have become the favorite escape of Amy, Phil and their two college-age children. That escape was interrupted by Tropical Storm Irene and Phil quickly realized both how resilient and fragile the Lake's ecology is and how thoughtful stewardship is needed to protect this beautiful asset. Phil works at an investment firm in Boston and the family makes the trek north every weekend they can.
Mike, a lifetime resident of Vermont, left Chester to live on Lake Rescue permanently in 2007. Married with two children, Mike owns M&M Excavating, a Vermont-owned, family-run, full-service excavating contracting company. After Tropical Storm Irene, Mike donated his equipment and services for the lake dredging project in 2013. Mike recently earned his Lakeshore Protection certification, and wishes to serve on the LRA board because he is interested in protecting his family’s lake property investment and doing what he can to preserve the lakes.
Barb has been visiting the family cottage in Archibald Cove on Lake Rescue since 1960, which she and her husband purchased and lovingly renovated in 2004. Barb resides in Stonington, Connecticut and is a social psychologist employed at the University of Rhode Island. She and her husband have two grown daughters, and a perfect little grandson, Beau. Barb loves the outdoors, is an avid skier, and loves to be on the lake year-round. She is committed to preserving the health, serene beauty, and unique history of our lakes. Barb has served on the LRA board since 2011.
Bill purchased Don Ellison's house in 1986 as a base to ski in the winter, garden spring, summer and fall, and recreate on the Lake during those hot summer months when Boston is unbearable. He is finishing a medical career in Winchester, Massachusetts, and is now spending almost 1/2 time in Vermont. He has been a part of the Lake Rescue Association since he learned of its commitment to the Lake area environment.
Bruce Zanca and his wife Michele have had a home on the Round Pond end of Lake Rescue since 1999. First as a weekend escape for skiing/summer fun, their home now is their full time residence from May to October. In the winter they live in Jupiter, Florida.
Bruce retired in 2015 as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of the internet company, Bankrate, Inc. He now operates a consulting practice and is an expert in public relations, communications strategy, investor relations and marketing.
Bruce joined the LRA board in 2017. He is a committed steward of the wildlife habitat and watershed of Lake Rescue and Lake Pauline. Hearing the call of the loon, seeing the Eagles soar, and watching a sunset on Round Pond make Lake Rescue his happy place.