Our Team

Bob Lesperence

Managing Partner

Bob Lesperence is NYL&L’s Managing Partner. He has been in the land business for almost three decades and has loved every minute of it! He’s often overheard saying: “The land business can be quite challenging, but ultimately it’s very rewarding to see how owning land improves people’s lives. I never tire of seeing the joy on our customers’ faces!” He has been with NY L&L since 1996. Bob obtained his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Land Use Planning from the State University of New York and has held a New York State Broker’s License for over 20 years. He is active in his community

Alan Lord

Acquisitions / Project Manager

Alan’s time is spent searching the state for unique properties. Alan will evaluate hundreds of tracts of land before finding one that meets the company high standard for quality and affordability! After obtaining a degree in Forestry and Land Surveying from Paul Smiths College, Alan spent the next 10 years working for several surveying and engineering companies in New York and Massachusetts where he gained experience with large acreage surveys, subdivision evaluation, design and approvals. Shortly before joining New York Land & Lakes, Alan obtained his New York State surveying license and has been a licensed land surveyor ever since. For 20 years he has overseen all company acquisitions, subdivision design, governmental approvals and construction on every one of New York Land & Lakes’ projects. He grew up here in upstate New York spending a great deal of time in the outdoors camping, hiking, boating, hunting and fishing. Alan obtained a lake front home almost 30 years ago from one of his first projects. He married his wife Maryanne, raised their 3 children and still resides there to this day.

Alan Lord

Acquisitions / Project Manager

Alan’s time is spent searching the state for unique properties. Alan will evaluate hundreds of tracts of land before finding one that meets the company high standard for quality and affordability! After obtaining a degree in Forestry and Land Surveying from Paul Smiths College, Alan spent the next 10 years working for several surveying and engineering companies in New York and Massachusetts where he gained experience with large acreage surveys, subdivision evaluation, design and approvals. Shortly before joining New York Land & Lakes, Alan obtained his New York State surveying license and has been a licensed land surveyor ever since. For 20 years he has overseen all company acquisitions, subdivision design, governmental approvals and construction on every one of New York Land & Lakes’ projects. He grew up here in upstate New York spending a great deal of time in the outdoors camping, hiking, boating, hunting and fishing. Alan obtained a lake front home almost 30 years ago from one of his first projects. He married his wife Maryanne, raised their 3 children and still resides there to this day.

Donna Vandermark

Office Manager

Donna has been Office Manager with New York Land & Lakes for 20 years and is very thankful for the people she works with and for the great company that it is. Donna is the liaison for our customers from contract to closing. She enjoys listening to customers express their excitement about their land purchase and their amazement of how smooth and easy New York Land & Lakes make the closing process. Donna volunteers at an ecumenical faith based thrift shop and enjoys bike riding, snow shoeing, walking, Broadway shows and other theatrical performances and working out with Zumba.

Tammy Kruger

Land Specialist Manager

Tammy has been coaching New York Land & Lakes clients in their land endeavors since 1999. Now managing the team of land specialists at New York Land & Lakes, her first love remains connecting her clients with land that feeds their soul, family, portfolio or legacy. She aims to be the top educator of land in New York, as continuous research is applied to her own land investments as well. You may see her chatting with flowers or wildlife in the forest, reading a book by a stream, paddle boarding in a lake, swimming a day away or hammocking (she really wants this to be an acceptable word).

Tammy Kruger

Land Specialist Manager

Tammy has been coaching New York Land & Lakes clients in their land endeavors since 1999. Now managing the team of land specialists at New York Land & Lakes, her first love remains connecting her clients with land that feeds their soul, family, portfolio or legacy. She aims to be the top educator of land in New York, as continuous research is applied to her own land investments as well. You may see her chatting with flowers or wildlife in the forest, reading a book by a stream, paddle boarding in a lake, swimming a day away or hammocking (she really wants this to be an acceptable word).

Lew Calabro

Land Specialist

Lew joined New York Land & Lakes in 2012. His experience in Real Estate goes back decades. “What I enjoy most in this business is being able to help my customers achieve their land buying goals.” Lew loves to take nature walks, play the guitar and dance although he hasn’t yet perfected the art of doing it at all at the same time. He is fluent in Italian and Spanish. If you are fortunate enough to have Lew show you property, his wonderful personality and sense of humor will surely make you laugh and put you at ease.

Stefan Marikovics

Land Specialist

Stefan has been with us since 2017 and came from the field of general Real Estate where he spent many years successfully transacting successful deals for his many clients. Prior to his years in Real Estate, Stefan worked for ten years in Finance. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics and particularly enjoys the investment aspect and potential of the land business. Stefan has two bulldogs named Humphrey and Hurley. He has an infectious smile and is always willing to share his wealth of Real Estate knowledge with anyone.

Stefan Marikovics

Land Specialist

Stefan has been with us since 2017 and came from the field of general Real Estate where he spent many years successfully transacting successful deals for his many clients. Prior to his years in Real Estate, Stefan worked for ten years in Finance. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics and particularly enjoys the investment aspect and potential of the land business. Stefan has two bulldogs named Humphrey and Hurley. He has an infectious smile and is always willing to share his wealth of Real Estate knowledge with anyone.

Dana Cole

Land Specialist

Dana Cole is the newest addition to our team. She hails from Fairfield, Connecticut and comes from a business administration background with extensive customer service experience. Dana is new to the land business, but it suits her perfectly. She loves to take nature walks with her 15-month-old little girl Evie and her adorable deaf dog Pearl. She loves to bake and enjoys live music whenever she can get a babysitter! She loves to read, bird watch and study animal symbolism. Her spirit animal is a whitetail deer doe. If you come to one of our events, you will get to see her warm smile in person.

Jackson Cortez

Land consultant

My grandfather was a remarkable man and a first-generation immigrant to this country. He was such a hard worker. By the time he was 30 he purchased a vacant piece of land and built a home on it.

He had no idea at the time, but this had such a positive rippling effect on my family for generations to come. To this day that story inspires me. Land ownership was certainly the beginning of my family’s story, but really, it’s the source of just about everything to everyone – food, shelter, water, wealth, security, legacy, and the list goes on.

Coal

Office Dog

Coal is the office dog. Owned by Bob Lesperence, Coal is a 4 year old Black Labrador Retriever. He can usually be found prowling around the office looking for someone to throw a ball for him. His favorite pastime, other than swimming, is to go out with the NYL&L staff to tour property. You might even see him at one of our events begging for treats from unsuspecting customers.

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