THE WATERFRONT COMPANY™

Since 1987, Lake District Realty has served the needs of Sellers and Buyers of Real Estate in the Frontenacs, with a focused interest in Waterfront properties. 

“Although we deal with the many aspects of real estate administration on a daily basis, we realize that for most of our Buyers and Sellers this is an infrequent exercise. Our goal is to make this process pleasant and smooth for everyone we have the pleasure of working with.”

Meet The Team

Joel Gray

Joel Gray, Broker of Record

Joel Gray has a lifelong passion for The Frontenacs’. Born and raised in Mountain Grove and now raising his own family in the area, he has a special connection to the Lake District. After attending Carleton University, Joel returned with a greater appreciation for the beauty that this area offers. Joel began his Real Estate career in 1999 and offers experience and knowledge buying and selling rural and lakefront properties.  His passion for Real Estate continues beyond sales as he has been involved in building renovation projects, new cottage and home construction, and has been a landlord with rental properties since 2004. 

Chris Pimienta-Johnson

Chris Pimienta-Johnson, Sales Representative

Chris Pimienta-Johnson was born and raised in Old Ottawa South and spent his summers in The Frontenacs’. Drawn to the natural beauty and scenery of cottage life he found his way back to Sharbot Lake and into a career in Real Estate. With a passion for architecture, Chris is always excited to talk with prospective clients about their homes and building ideas. Chris along with his family have been proud members of the community for many years and are happy to call Sharbot Lake and the Frontenac’s their home.

“From building retirement homes on the pacific ocean beaches, to helping families as they plan out there cottage life getaway in the land of lakes, life will take you many places and present you to many people. My joy in this job is seeing the happiness on my clients faces as they picture the future and the new adventures that await for them and their loved ones.” 

Annette Gray-Jackson

Annette Gray-Jackson, Sales Representative

Annette feels fortunate to have lived, worked and raised her family in “The Frontenacs”.  Upon completion of her university degree at Trent University she always knew that she would return home.  

Annette brings a variety of experiences to the Lake District Realty team, most recently operating a multi practitioner Health & Wellness Clinic in Sharbot Lake as a Registered Massage Therapist.   The call to return to her Real Estate roots has always been strong.  Her Real Estate influences go back to her Grandfather who saw the value of Waterfront Property in this area in the 1950’s and 60’s and her father, a local Realtor for 30 years.

Annette recognizes the significance in purchasing or selling property in her Clients lives and looks forward to assisting people in this life milestone through education and information. 

“I love people and learning their stories, hearing the memories they shared while at their beloved property and becoming excited for those about to create new memories with the purchase of their dream waterfront property.” 

Susan Kiss-Laufman

Susan Kiss-Laufman, Sales Representative

Susan Kiss-Laufman has been vacationing in the Central Frontenac area for many years before deciding, 5 years ago, to make this area her and her husband’s full -time residence.  Susan was born and raised in Southern Ontario and brings 20 years’ experience in Real Estate to our Brokerage.  Susan works strictly with our buyers and brings with her an excitement and passion for waterfront properties in the Frontenacs.  She works hard for her buyers to find them their dream waterfront property. She looks forward to sharing with her buyers the beautiful lakes and communities that are the Frontenacs.

Martina Waddingham

Martina Waddingham, Brokerage Compliance


Martina’s administrative and management career has encompassed many industries including Publishing, Information Technology, Office of The Speaker of the Ontario Legislature, Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Office and currently Real Estate. Martina’s role with Lake District Realty is to ensure the many regulatory rules for the Brokerage are adhered to. After spending many years abroad, travelling extensively and living in Europe, Martina returned to Ontario choosing to settle in the beautiful Frontenacs. She enjoys interacting and sharing her broad knowledge base with our clients.

“Although we deal with the many aspects of real estate administration on a daily basis, we realize that for most of our Buyers and Sellers this is an infrequent exercise. Our goal is to make this process pleasant and smooth for everyone we have the pleasure of working with.” 

Jody Legue

Jody Legue, Client Care Coordinator

Jody is our client care coordinator and brings over 25 years of customer service skills to the team. Jody began her customer service journey as a teen and has work experience in hospitality, health care, transportation technology, call center management and real estate. Jody’s skill set includes a high demand for quality and consistency in caring for our clients. Jody was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley and has since migrated to the Frontenacs, being drawn by the beauty and wonder the Frontenacs have to offer!

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