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Brooks H. Reynolds
Real Estate Broker / Owner

Brooks Reynolds has called Lake Placid home for more than 15 years and spent much of her real estate career with Merrill L. Thomas, a leading Adirondack real estate firm. A native of North Carolina, Brooks earned her degree in management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before embarking on her successful real estate career, she was a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain and a notable fishing guide who worked with clients up and down the east coast. Devoted to her Adirondack Community, she serves as a trustee for the Wild Center and for the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. She has also been an active volunteer for the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the New York Ski Education Foundation. She enjoys skiing, cycling, boating and raising her son, Thomas, and daughter, Ava.


Steve Reynolds
Associate Broker / Owner

Steve Reynolds is a Lake Placid native who has spent much of his career in residential and commercial real estate and development. In addition to working as a broker for The Reynolds Group, Steve works as managing director for Coldstream Developers, Inc., which has developed residential real estate in North Carolina. Steve is a graduate of Northwood School and St. Lawrence University, where he competed as a Division 1 alpine skier who earned All-American honors. He has been an active supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is currently a trustee of the New York Ski Education Foundation. He enjoys alpine and Nordic skiing, and is an avid sportsman who has worked as a fishing guide and who enjoys a range of hunting and other outdoor activities.


Andrea Farrell
Virtual Assistant

Andrea Farrell is a native to the Adirondacks, and her family has had ties to the area since the 1800’s. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, where she earned a BA in Environmental Studies. She lived and worked in Tanzania, where she interned for the African Wildlife Foundation and the Tanzania Children’s Fund.

In the decade that she has been back in Lake Placid Andrea has taught and tutored high-school mathematics, and devoted herself to raising her family. Andrea volunteers for the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry and Helping Hands Thrift Shop. She enjoys, cross-country skiing, trail-running and yoga.

Her love of the outdoors led her to her husband, Mike, who showed her the further beauty and bounty from the forest. When they met, Mike was managing Cornell University’s Uihlein Forest in Lake Placid, where he focused his efforts on the sustainable development of the maple syrup industry. Recently, he too turned over a new leaf and left Cornell to focus entirely on the development of The Forest Farmers and New Leaf Tree Syrups, the world’s most diverse array of organic syrups produced from different tree species.

Together they enjoy cooking, foraging for wild edibles and spending time with their three children, Charlie, Peter and Katie.

Brandon Montag
Licensed Real Estate Sales Person

Brandon Montag is Sales Director for The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort and a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at The Reynolds Group of Lake Placid. At the Golden Arrow, Brandon has been responsible for growing the resort’s event and wedding business and managing a staff that consistently earns 5-Star reviews for their outstanding customer service.

After graduating from Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado, Brandon began his career as an agent at State Farm Insurance. While there, he met his wife Andrea, and moved back to his hometown of Eagle, where they established their own insurance firm, The Montag Group. They later married and moved back to Andrea’s hometown of Lake Placid, N.Y. to work in the family’s business, The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.

Brandon grew up in the Vail Valley of Colorado, gaining firsthand experience with the challenges faced by rapidly growing, mountain resort towns. And it’s this experience that gives him a unique perspective on Lake Placid’s own growth and tourism-driven economy.

Brandon cares about community and strives to give back whenever he can. He volunteers his time serving on 3 local committees; as Vice Chair of the North Country Sports Council, as Vice President of the Lake Placid Business Association, and as a member of the Community Development Commission.

His sharp focus on a customer-centric experience drives sales at The Golden Arrow and his passionate attention to detail will reward you as a real estate client at The Reynolds Group.

Brandon is a resident of Lake Placid, where he lives and plays with his wife Andrea and 2 boys, Luke and Charlie. They are all avid skiers and love boating during our stunning Adirondack summers.

Lorie Harden
Licensed Real Estate Sales Person

Lorie Harden has been a member of the Lake Placid community since 1999 where she lives with her husband and raised her three children, all graduates of Northwood school and successful ski racers.

Lorie graduated from Cazenovia College with a degree in Design, which led to her role as Director of Design and product development for Harden Furniture, Inc.

Her experience at Harden Furniture, Inc. was a perfect segue into her current role as founder of Harden Design Ltd., a residential and commercial design firm with a strong focus on the second home market and new construction. Harden Design has completed projects in many luxury mountain towns including Lake Placid, NY, Jackson Hole, WY, Cashiers, NC, Whitefish MT, and Jasper Highlands in Kimball TN, and continues to take on exciting new “turn-key” assignments across the country.

As an engaged member of the community, Lorie has acted as a trustee for Cazenovia College and Northwood School, and continues her support of ski racing as an active supporter of NYSEF, the New York Ski Education Foundation.

Lorie is an avid skier, cyclist and golfer and you’ll often see her starting her mornings with a SUP paddle on Lake Placid lake.

With 20 years of experience living in Lake Placid, and her extensive knowledge of the area, Lorie brings a unique perspective to The Reynolds Group of Lake Placid. Not only can she help you find your ideal Adirondack property, she can also help you design the magnificent home you’ve always dreamed of.

David Trahey
Licensed Real Estate Sales Person

Born in Akron Ohio, David moved to the Lake Placid area in 2006 when he fell in love with the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. Soon thereafter, he attended Paul Smith’s College where he earned a Bachelor of Science from the School of Forestry.

After graduation, David specialized in working with local farms where he honed his skills in customer service and developed a wide-reaching client network which led to caretaking positions at many prestigious Adirondack camps.

David lives in in Paul Smiths with his wife Elizabeth, a Research Associate and the Laboratory Manager for the Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI), and they are often found together, paddling on the St. Regis chain of Lakes or fishing for brook trout on many of the local small streams and ponds. David and Liz are expecting their first child, a daughter, this summer!

Outside of work, David pursues many passions. He enjoys cooking and his enthusiasm for eating locally sourced foods is contagious! Also an avid trail runner and cross country skier, he supports his alma mater by contributing his expertise to the many trails and programs at the Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) at Paul Smith’s College. David also loves to give back when he can, and has been an active volunteer for Special Olympics.

If you have questions about how to manage your large Adirondack forest acreage, want to know how to help your new home’s natural outdoor habitat thrive, or simply want the best advice on where to raise your family in the Adirondacks; ask David!

Shannon Eaton
Licensed Real Estate Sales Person

Shannon Eaton has lived in the Adirondacks for over ten years. It’s here that she and her husband, Tyler, founded Blue Pepper Farm, a thriving sheep dairy specializing in sheep milk yogurt, a business they actively run today.

Originally, Shannon graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in Psychology and Communications. Before her venture into the dairy farm business, she had a successful corporate career in client-centric roles at Maersk Line, a major world shipping company, working in offices from Atlanta to Singapore.

She moved to Jay, NY in 2009 where her family has deep roots and pivoted to farming and managing her bustling “farm stay” vacation rental. She is heavily engaged in the local food and farm scene, co-founded the Adirondack Fibershed, currently sits on the board at Little Peaks Preschool and was a former board member of Adirondack Harvest.

When she’s not out in her pastures, she can be found hiking, skiing, or splashing in the Au Sable River with her family and friends.

Shannon and Tyler have two children, Wyatt and Shep, and know all there is to know about raising kids in the Adirondacks! She’s a truly an amazing local resource, and can even help you with suggestions on managing your Adirondack rental spaces or even creating your own homestead.

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