Episode 10: Exploring the Lake Geneva Canopy with Wally Bullard

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A sun-splashed podcast about the people, places, and happenings that make the lake geneva wisconsin area so special, starring karen strey rappaport

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Loving Lake Geneva

If you can’t find fun in Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake area, you’re not looking. But Karen Strey Rappaport is. Mesmerized by its crystal clear waters since childhood, she loves to share the natural beauty and the warmth of its people. Her Loving Lake Geneva podcast offers “outside the wake” conversations with the dynamic and colorful characters behind the fun. Jump in!

Episode 10: Exploring the Lake Geneva Canopy with Wally Bullard

Wally Bullard is the Sales Manager at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours.

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours offer Zipline Tours, High-Ropes Excursions, Biking and Team Building and is open year round!

Contact information:

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Website:  lakegenevacanopytours.com
Address:  N3232 CR-H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone:  (262) 248-9271

Episode 9: Hollywood meets Lake Geneva: Chatting with Academy Award Winner Dieter Sturm

Dieter Sturm is an Academy Award winner and the owner of Sturm’s Special Effects and All Seasons Extreme in Lake Geneva. Dieter has provided special effects and snow-making for over 100 motion pictures and commercials. Dieter has been a Lake Geneva resident for 40 years! Listen in as he talks about his unique and exciting career which included appearances on David Letterman and 60 minutes!

Episode 8: Two Small Businesses with Big Plans: Chatting with Local Entrepreneurs Laura Kelsey and Kathie Perkins

Laura Kelsey is the owner and founder of Fresh Salad Club as well as the  Connoisseurs Wine Club. Visit these websites for more information:



Kathie Perkins is the founder of Fontana Home, carrying timeless home furnishings, vintage and gifts

Visit their site for more information:


Episode 7: Capturing the Character of Lake Geneva Through the Unique Images of Neal Aspinall

Award winning Neal Aspinall has captured the heart of Lake Geneva through his illustrations, which can be found just about everywhere you look. His work expands way beyond the area with clients such as Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Coca Cola, Corona, Facebook, Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing Co., Nordstrom and Target. Neal’s work includes logos, posters, icons, illustration, and portraits.

Check out his extensive portfolio at NealAspinall.com

Episode 6: An Insider's View of Lake Geneva Area Real Estate with Hans Melges of Melges Real Estate

Hans Melges is the founder and Managing Broker of Melges Real Estate in Lake Geneva. Having grown up in Lake Geneva, he is an expert in the lakes area. Hans has built a real estate team who also has been loving Lake Geneva for decades. The Melges Crew has extensive knowledge, expertise and most importantly specializes in top-notch service, assisting you with your buying and selling needs.

Episode 5: The Future of Yerkes with Lake Geneva's Own Star, Dianna Colman

Dianna Colman, Chair of the Yerkes Future Foundation, shares exciting news about the ongoing efforts to keep historic Yerkes Observatory part of our community.  Dianna also shares her involvement in Rock Central, Holiday Home Camp, Melges Rowe Sailing Team, Lake Geneva Garden Club and the Geneva Lake Association.

She is proof positive of the impact one committed resident can make for the benefit of all of us.


Yerkes Future Foundation

PO Box 346

Williams Bay, WI 53191

Episode 4: Blogger Meghan Quist talks "candidly" about motherhood, marriage, and life in Lake Geneva

Meghan Quist is the author of a blog “Candidly Meg” where she writes candidly about lake life, motherhood, marriage, and her local “picks”. Meghan moved to Lake Geneva three years ago from Illinois. She’s been married for almost six years to her husband Nathan and has one daughter who is 16 months old named Wynter She has a good pulse on what’s going on around the lake, from boating and beaches to restaurants and events. Meghan says that living in a lake community has been such a unique experience that she really hopes to capture it for you through her writing.

Check out Meghan’s blog at candidlymegblog.com

Episode 3: Mobsters and Mansions: A Lake Geneva History Lesson with Patrick Quinn

With the Geneva Lake breeze blowing the wind chimes on the front porch of the 100+ year old house he grew up in, I chatted with historian Patrick Quinn. His upbringing and career are completely fascinating in their own right, thinking his father was dead for most of his life..but wasn’t, to his near death experiences during his activist Civil Rights times in Selma, to his 34 years as an archivist at Northwestern University.  But today we focused on his vast knowledge of the Lake Geneva history, much of it firsthand.

Episode 2: Illusionist Tristan Crist’s Magical Interview!

Join us for a truly “magical” episode as illusionist Tristan Crist talks about how a young boy with a vision ends up with a consistently packed house for his own live show in his own beautiful new Lake Geneva theater. Find out why his up close and personal show was voted #1 Lake Geneva attraction on Trip Advisor and why he continues to get rave reviews!

Episode 1: The Melges Rowe Team Sets Sail For The Olympics

Harry Melges IV and Finn Rowe are two talented sailors from Lake Geneva who have spent their entire lives passionately pursuing sailing excellence. They are members of the U.S. Sailing Team with their current goal to compete in the 2020 Olympic summer games in Tokyo. And by the way…they are 18 years old.

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Tristan Crist Lake Geneva

Tristan Crist


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.

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Finn Rowe

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.

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