Jessie is pleased to be from and reside in Winthrop Maine. She has been actively involved in the Maine Real Estate Industry for more than 16 years.
Jessie enjoys working with both buyers and sellers of residential, waterfront, vacation homes and horse/farm properties.
Buyers and Sellers can expect her attention to detail, and expertise in the Central Maine market area.
Jessie takes pride in listening to and acting on her client’s needs and requests.
Enjoying, Living and Working on the Water.
Patrick K. McGowan was born in Bangor, Maine, and raised in Somerset County. He learned to fly at the age of sixteen and began a lifetime of adventure and backcountry bush flying. Inspired by his home state, a place of magnificent beauty, he began a public service career, which included being a legislator, presidential appointee, and member of a governor’s cabinet. He has owned and operated many small businesses over four decades.
Pat is an accompanied conservationist and a savvy real estate agent in this area.
Pat is known for flying his clients to remote properties saving his clients many hours of driving and generating a unique perspective of these properties. The father of four, Pat lives in central Maine with his wife Kristen and daughter Amelia. His alma mater is the University of Maine at Farmington. He is currently the president of PK Floats, Inc., an aircraft manufacturing company in Maine. His drive for continued adventure included ten years as a skydiver, forty years as a floatplane and backcountry airplane pilot and multiple Maine canoe trips.
Patrick K. McGowan
About The douglas team
Introducing the Douglas Team at Lakehome Group. Merline is a full-time broker and her passion is in helping people buy and sell homes. Merline has a 30-year career of sales experience, with 11 years dedicated specifically to real estate, and offers her clients outstanding representation. She is one of the few brokers in the Belgrade area to earn the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation for superior performance. She is assisted by her two licensed sales agents, Rachael Wilson and Hanna Gilley.
Merline especially enjoys working with buyers to help them find their perfect vacation lake home throughout the State, as well as helping first-time homebuyers through the process of purchasing a home. She is a board member of the Greater Minnehonk Lake Association and has been a volunteer in the community for many years as a Girl Scout Brownie leader, Gardiner Little League softball manager and coach.
Rachael Wilson is Merline’s daughter and assistant. Rachael has worked as a real estate administrator for 6 years and is also an art educator in the community. The Douglas Team clients are greatly benefited by Rachael’s artistic eye as she strives to call attention to the details and beauty of each home through staging and photography.
Hanna Gilley is Merline’s niece and part-time assistant. Hanna resides in the Sebago Lakes Region. She enjoys swimming, boating, and canoeing the many lakes and ponds in the area. Currently working as a junior writer for a local branding agency, Hanna’s knowledge of advertising, marketing, and social media are an asset to real estate clients and her team.
With Merline’s extensive knowledge and experience in the real estate industry, Rachael’s artistic vision and Hanna’s social media savvy, their well-rounded team will be by your side every step of the way.
Sara grew up on McGrath Pond in Belgrade, ME. After attending the University of New England, she lived and worked in Kennebunkport for the past 10 years as a Professional Photographer.
Specializing in real estate and architectural photography, she is able to showcase her clients listings with beautiful photographs and drone imagery.
With great multi-tasking skills and a strong work ethic, you can expect Sara to work hard for you and help you reach your real estate goals. She is patient, communicative, and diligent.
Sara is passionate about the outdoors and all that Maine has to offer. She is an avid trail runner, mountain biker, skier and hiker.
Denise Chick has been an active member of the Central Maine Community for over 30 years.
Her extensive background in Customer Service and Project Management successfully guides her clients through the home buying process.
As a proud member of the Lakehome Group, Denise carries the value of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does. She loves working with both buyers and sellers and respects the trust her clients place in her.
Denise fully embraces all that Maine seasons have to offer. She spends her spare time skiing, hiking, and gardening. Her favorite moments are time spent kayaking and boating with friends and family on one of the many lakes in central Maine.
Denise is a member of the National and Maine associations of REALTORS® and of the Kennebec Valley Board of REALTORS ®.
MICHELLE & TAYLOR
Michelle and Taylor are a mother-daughter team that has lived and worked in Sidney Maine for the last 20 years. As a preschool teacher across the Messalonskee school district, Michelle has been able to connect and find a passion for helping people.
Michelle has been an executive real estate assistant for five years before earning her real estate license. She has assisted Lakehome Group for the last 3 years during the busy summer months, giving her a solid background knowledge to represent clients effectively.
Taylor is a true Maine girl. She is a graduate of Messalonskee High School and has earned her degree in education from the University of Maine.
Taylor and Michelle spend summers on Messalonskee Lake. Michelle enjoys kayaking while Taylor prefers the paddleboard. “We both enjoy just simply floating on a tube while soaking up the sun, then a refreshing swim afterward”. They love hiking and enjoying the beautiful scenery Belgrade Lakes Region has to offer from the trails.
When you work with Michelle and Taylor you will recognize their passion for the beautiful small towns of Maine and the special real estate each town has to offer. The best customer service and communication are where they excel most to help make your transaction effortless.
Listening to needs, wishes, and ideal situations and then setting out to find and present the perfect fit for her clients’ has been Dee’s forte throughout her entire career. In addition to seeing the world with her favorite travel partner, her husband, Dee enjoys boating, kayaking, swimming, and all activities surrounding lakefront living, including cooking and fireside relaxing with family and friends.
Hiking, skiing, and gardening are activities she also enjoys during Maine’s beautiful four seasons. One of her favorite things to do is kayaking at sunrise when the lake is the calmest, experiencing the early morning colors and quiet where it becomes evident she is living in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Erin moved to Southern Maine when she was 9 years old and has felt like a Mainer ever since. After high school she attended The University of West Florida where she studied Interdisciplinary Humanities.
Maine kept calling to her, so after traveling for a few years she moved back to Maine. She lived and worked in Portland where she met her husband. They moved to the Belgrade Lakes Region in 2015.
Erin’s previous work experience includes customer service, sales, office management and most recently as a Benefits Specialist for Long Term Care insurance at Unum.
Professionally, Erin enjoys assisting clients, managing transactions, contract management and offering excellent customer service. Personally, her interest are in architecture, building, home staging, decorating and interior design. In 2019 Erin become a real estate professional and has been working hard for her clients ever since.
Erin and her family love to go boating, kayaking, and swimming in the lakes region, especially on Long Pond. She enjoys hiking and snowshoeing on the Kennebec Highlands trails and learning to grow vegetables and flowers with her children in their garden.
Erin is pleased to be living and raising her family in this lovely region of Maine with its pristine beauty and abundance of nature outside her doorstep.
Bob has had the good fortune to live in Belgrade Lakes since 1992. Over the years, he has enjoyed kayaking, canoeing, swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on Long Pond with his wife and two daughters. While he has traveled extensively, he found and fell in love with Belgrade Lakes and knew he wanted to live here. It has been a great place to raise his family.
Bob grew up in Ohio and has a degree in Early & Middle Childhood Education from Ohio State University. He has lived in Maine since 1981. He worked as a Licensed Social Worker for over 30 years
Along with relaxing and playing on the lake, Bob enjoys spending time with his family and friends, drawing with pen & ink, playing bass guitar, working in the yard and reading. Over the years he coached his daughters’ basketball and softball teams and bowled many frames. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors and served on the Belgrade Board of Parks and Recreation.
You will find him to be reliable, trustworthy, thorough and genuine. He looks forward to working with you whether you are looking to buy or sell a house or property. Bob will diligently work with buyers and sellers to meet all of their real estate needs!
Katherine was born in Del City, Oklahoma and traveled the country with her family as an Air Force Brat. Her parents settled in Maine when she was in 5th grade as they were both born and raised in Waterville.
She graduated from Messalonskee High School in 1986 and went on to college at the University of Massachusetts where she studied Animal Science and Cellular and Molecular Biology.
She worked as an Embryologist in both Boston and Providence, had sales roles in pharma and apparel. Loving real estate and the sales process, she got her Real Estate License in Massachusetts in 1997. She moved back to Maine in 2018 to be closer with her family and got her Maine Real Estate License in 2020.
Katherine moved back to Maine in 2018 to be closer with her family and got her Maine Real Estate License in 2020. She loves to represent both buyers and sellers for all properties big or small and is a strong advocate for them.
She pays great attention to detail and ensures the buying process is a smooth one for all. She will work for you like you are family.
In her spare time, Katherine loves to garden, make delicious meals, drink wine, kayak, hike, go running and spend time on the beautiful lakes of the region.
Erica is a Maine native who grew up in the small town of New Sharon and graduated from Mt. Blue High School. Having worked at Bangor Savings Bank in Farmington for 5 years and Sparkes Hearing Services for 7 years, Erica brings many years of customer service experience to her career in real estate. She has worked as an administrative assistant in real estate assisting other agents with their listings and paperwork. This sparked her interest in becoming a sales agent herself.
She wants her customers to know that she will work hard to meet their needs and listen to what their real estate goals truly are and help them find their dream property here in Maine.
Erica resides in New Sharon with her daughter and their pug Winston. Erica also has a grown son who is enlisted in the US Air Force. In her spare time Erica enjoys reading, camping, traveling, cruising, and spending time with family and friends.
If you are looking to purchase or sell property in the Belgrade Lakes, Maine region, we are a community oriented firm and would love to help with your real estate needs.
75 Main Street Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918