Mary Rita Batesole

The Lake Rescue Association Board was greatly saddened in April 2018 to learn of the death of Mary Rita Batesole, who had been a leader and valuable member of the LRA Board for many years.  Mary Rita, known to all as MR, had lived in Vermont since 1976 and lived on the lake with her life partner, Gary Fletcher, for many years.  MR loved to be on Lake Rescue, and she did  a great deal for the betterment of the lake.  Serving on and helping to lead the LRA Board since 2009, she contributed so much to the Association and the lake community. She will be deeply missed.

Jacalyn Diesenhouse

Jacalyn and her partner Jim Alic have just built a new home on Lake Rescue for their next adventures. Jacalyn has been a winter enthusiast and ski instructor in Vermont since her son's high school ski team recruited her in 2000. Her family grew up skiing in northern Vermont. Presently, Jim and Jacalyn spend their ski season at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, CA with Jacalyn’s children, then return to their Utopia, picturesque Vermont, nearer to Jim’s children.  Jacalyn became a "technology baby boomer" after grad school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This initial product marketing IT led to corporate IT positions with both GE then TIMEX at their respective corporate Connecticut headquarters. Retirement offered a full-time teaching position at the University of New Haven’s School of Engineering in conjunction with winters at Okemo. Utopia!  “Now, I'm dedicated to the preservation of my Utopia, on the slopes, trails, rivers and lakes of Vermont,”  Grandma Jake.


Natalie Fisher

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 Golmont

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.


Ann Rose

Ann Rose is a lifetime Vermonter, and grew up on Lake Pauline. She and her husband, Doug, have owned and operated the Green Mountain Sugar House on Lake Pauline since 1985, offering Vermont wares, foods, specialty items, and of course, their own award-winning maple syrup.  Ann and Doug moved to Mount Holly in 2001.  They have two grown children, Josh and Jess, as well as granddaughter, Jacquelyn.  Ann loves gardening, swimming, kayaking, and hiking in the woods.  Most importantly, she loves the lakes, which have always been a playground for her and her family.  Ann believes the lakes are very important to the community on many different levels.  She feels strongly that we must work to preserve and maintain the beauty of our lakes so they can be enjoyed for future generations, and has served on the LRA board since 2012.
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Barb Silver

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. Barb has 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 Vanneman

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.


Frank Wingate

Frank and his wife Anne have lived full time at their home on Lake Rescue since 1997. Frank’s grandfather and great-grandfather built the original cottage on the edge of the lake in 1905. It has been owned and loved by each generation since then. Their two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild love the lake and come to visit often. Frank worked in public policy in Connecticut before retiring to the lake. He has served on the LRA Board since 1997 and since that time has overseen the effort to keep the lake free of Eurasian milfoil.

Bruce Zanca

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.