Lake Life Lessons founders Thomas Anderson, right, and Owen Donnelly, with L3 coach and deck hand Kristen O'Keefe at the Wolfeboro Town Docks. (LARISSA MULKERN)
Wolfeboro pair turns water recreation into vocation
The duo formed “Lake Life Lessons,” also known as “L3,” about three years ago and these days spend their time coaching kids and adults of all ages to wakeboard, water-ski, wake surf, kneeboard and tube across Lake Winnipesaukee.
“This is our office,” said Anderson, 25, from the Wolfeboro Town Docks overlooking the Big Lake and the company’s boat, a 19-foot Marlin Magnum that accommodates two L3 coaches and four customers per excursion. L3s fleet includes a pontoon boat for tours and excursions.
Anderson, who took up wakeboarding as a teenager, has competed in the New England INT League for Wakeboarding, placing first in his division in 2010.
L3’s marketing toolbox includes all the social media tricks of the trade — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., — plus old fashion community outreach. Once again this year Anderson, Donnelly and staff will outfit a float or their vehicle with L3 equipment and hand out flyers during the popular Wolfeboro Independence Day parade. They’ve participated in numerous community festivals such as the Nick Fest and the Chunky Dunk, and work closely with the town’s recreation department.
“I feel like a concierge of the lake,” Anderson said.His partner, Donnelly, who has a degree in exercise science from Sacred Heart College in Connecticut, drives the boat, takes charge of safety and coaches kids and adults.“Working with your best friend — you can’t ask for more than that,” Donnelly said.For more information, visit www.lakelifelessons.com, or to make a reservation call Anderson at 603-986-4332, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.