National and Pennsylvania Association of Realtors member since January 1981. A Board of Director member of the state association for over 20 years, serving on committees, vice chair and chair of the credentials committee. Member and active in organizing McKean County Realtor Association in 1988 as well as the McKean MLS in 2007. Served in all officer positions as well as board of directors of the McKean County Realtors including chair positions of committees. Member of the North Central Penn Board of Realtors and MLS.
My life in real estate began when I married my husband Bill Lake in 1979. I became licensed sales agent in January 1981 and an Associate Broker in 1988. We owned and operated Bill Lake Real Estate until August 31, 2011. August 31, 2011 opened Bill Lake Appraisals with Bill, daughter Rachel Howes, son-in-law George Rapp certified residential appraisers and me as broker appraiser. I also continued as an associate broker with Chosen Acres Realty. On November 1, 2017 I proudly became an associate broker with Howard Hanna Professionals.
Active in church and community. Served on the Veterans Memorial Recreation Center Pool board of directors for 32 years helping to raise $150,000 to renovate the swimming pool, participated in fund raising activities to support operating cost for pool. Served on the Smethport Borough council. Smethport Shade Tree Commission since 2002 and proud to say each year trees are planted, enjoyed by the community and people visiting the community. Member of the Smethport Fire Department serving as chair of the memorial committee, help on bingo night, sell chances and help out when needed. Served on the Hope Lutheran Church council and participate in church activities and outreach. Smethport Area Chamber of Commerce member since 1983 participating at various chamber events.
I enjoy spending time with my family, the outdoors, down hill skiing, Penn State football. Favorite college football player, grandson Zach Burdick, College of William & Mary. Work out at the Smethport Wellness Center.