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.
Ludlow has been Spencer's home away from home for his entire life, as the 3rd generation of his family to enjoy their home of 40 years on Lake Rescue. He learned to ski at Okemo, he honed his boating skills during summers on the lake, and he even married his wife Erin at the top of Solitude in 2014. Spencer and Erin reside in Westwood, MA with their three children Hadley, Parker, Landon and Golden Retriever Tucker (keep an eye out for him on the bow of the boat sniffing out the nearest BBQ). Spencer works in software sales for Boston-based start up WePlayedSports, building a new sports video automation platform (investors welcomed!) Spencer is thrilled to join the LRA Board and continue their efforts in protecting our beloved Lakes and expanding on the community we all treasure.
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.
George and his wife Linda, purchased their weekend cottage on Lake Pauline in 1977, on the day of the birth of their daughter. It was a weekend get-a-way from the in-residence job of Headmaster of a private school in Massachusetts. With the addition of two sons, they all embraced the beauty of the lakes and the mountains and moved to Ludlow permanently in 1989. With the loss of their house as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, they built the perfect retirement home ten feet in the air across from the Green Mountain Sugar House and maple creemies! George retired in 2018 after a 29 year career as the Principal of Cavendish Town Elementary School. Now he has plenty of time to ski, hike, swim, paddle board, kayak and volunteer. He is excited to work with others living in the lakes area to preserve our beautiful waters for all to enjoy for years to come.
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.