Meet Our Team
Rosemary Gay – General Manager
Originally from Birmingham, England, Rosemary has been living and working in Florida for the past 14 years; 12 of which has been spent in property management; and the last three years have been with Blair Group.
Says Rosemary, “I love the challenge the job brings me in the way that anything can be addressed by walking into my office at any time. Some days are very busy—I wonder where the time has gone—others are a little quieter, which enables me to catch up on paperwork. I love being out in the community meeting people and overseeing all of the current projects. I have a great staff that enables me carryout a smooth operation, keeping my community beautiful.”
In Rosemary’s spare time, she trains about 15-20 hours per week for competitive triathlons. She loves the discipline and excitement of the competition, and has even ranked nationally in competitions over the last few years!
Originally from Ocala, Fla., my husband Dave and I moved to Lake Griffin Harbor full time in 2017. I thought I moved here for retirement, but after just three months, an opportunity popped up, and I now love being a part of the “LGH Family!”
We love living here and look forward to many years of enjoyment in this wonderful community that we have the privilege of calling home!
Bev Thompson – Housing Consultant
Having spent most of her life in Evansville, Wisc., Bev moved to Lake Griffin Harbor in 1990. When she first arrived, she worked full time so she and her husband, Norm, chose the community so they could enjoy relaxing along the lake after a hard day at work. They bought a boat immediately upon their arrival since Norm loves to fish … and he’s pretty good at it!
Bev started working as a Housing Consultant for LGH in 2011 and has been an integral part of the team. She loves her job because of the people she meets. Bev is as enthusiastic about LGH as she was the day she and Norm bought their home here.
Dennis was born and raised in Pennsylvania where he met his wife, who he married in 1963. Together they have two sons. In 1970, looking to escape the cold, Dennis and family relocated to Naples, Fla. He gave up his job and had a couple of bucks to his name, but that slowly took a turn as he landed a job at an exclusive country club in Naples. He dedicated 20 years of employment to the club before retiring.
As Dennis’ parents aged and needed more assistance, he and his wife decided to leave their home of 35 years to head back to Pennsylvania’s cold winters to be with his folks. Eight years was long enough and back they came to Leesburg, Fla. where they settled in at Lake Griffin Harbor 55+ Community!
“Out of the blue a knock came at the door inquiring about my interest in selling homes,” says Dennis, “ … in my wonderful neighborhood. How could I pass that up?”
Dennis began working for Lake Griffin Harbor is 2015 and finds it so interesting to meet the many diverse people that he comes across in both Lake Griffin Harbor and the broader Leesburg area.
Dennis provides tours of the community and enjoys lending a hand to those customers in search of a new lifestyle and home. He says, “It’s so interesting to meet the many different and diverse people here.” He finds his role and place at Lake Griffin Harbor to be very fulfilling.
Mary comes from McHenry, Ill. and has been a snow bird for the past 12 years. She once came to visit relatives living in Lake Griffin Harbor and immediately decided to buy a home here!
Mary has a history in real estate and started working as a Housing Consultant at Lake Griffin Harbor in 2011. She also maintains an interior design license, which has proven helpful to not only the sales team, but to those residents who have their homes listed for sale. In fact, Mary’s design touch has helped to sell several homes here in Lake Griffin Harbor!
Mary not only loves her home here, but she also loves her job, so she’s certainly not shy about promoting our wonderful 55+ community! She’s made a number of great friends and neighbors by both living and working here!