Loving Lake Geneva
Following the fun and happiness in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Meet Your Host
Karen Strey Rappaport
With a BS in Education from the University of Illinois and an MS in Education from National Louis University, Karen developed her impeccable organizational, communication and management skills as a teacher. She then transitioned to become an award-winning realtor on Chicago’s North Shore, earning President’s Circle recognition for top sales.
Karen realized her dream of moving to Geneva Lake – her “happy place” since childhood. Karen resides in Fontana with her family. In addition to her love of real estate, she is a devout animal lover, and was President of a large humane organization as well as a licensed humane investigator. On her personal time, Karen enjoys walking the shore path with her dogs, boating on the crystal clear waters of Geneva Lake, and skiing on both water and snow!
What We Do
Episode 18: Flying high over Lake Geneva: John Trione Owner and Chief Pilot of the Lake Geneva Balloon Company Offers his Unparalleled Views on a Special Lake Geneva Experience!
In 2002, The Lake Geneva Balloon Co., LLC took flight. Through the years, their perfect safety record and unparalleled personalized attention to thousands of guests have made The Lake Geneva Balloon Company a highly respected and valued member of the tourist community in the Geneva Lakes area. John has more experience flying balloons over the Geneva Lakes area than any other pilot. When picking your company and pilot for your excursion, experience counts!
Learn more at lakegenevaballoon.com
“Outside the wake” conversations with the dynamic and colorful characters behind the fun of Lake Geneva.
An overview of Karen Rappaport’s qualifications in the industry and her history in real estate.
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The People Behind the Mic
A young boy with a vision ends up with a consistently packed house for his own live show in his beautiful new Lake Geneva Theater. Find out why his up close and personal show as voted #1 Lake Geneva attraction on Trip Advisor and why he continues to get rave reviews.
Harry Melges IV
THe Melges Rowe Team
Harry Melges IV grew up sailing on Lake Geneva ever since he was about six years old. The first boat he ever sailed was Melges 24. Ever since Harry was 13 years old, he has wanted to compete in the Olympic games for sailing. Along with Finn Rowe, he is currently a member of the U.S. Sailing Team at 18 years old.
The Melges Rowe Team
Finn Rowe grew up spending his summers in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin ever since he was born. He started sailing around the age of 7 years old. As he grew older he began to develop his sailing in both involvement and the overall variety of boats. Along with Harry Melges IV, he is currently a member of the U.S. Sailing Team at 18 years old.