Gillian Burdett is a freelance writer living in the Lake George region of New York’s Southern Adirondacks. She began examining Lake George as a toddler from Top O’ The World, the historic resort renowned for its “eagle-eye view” of Lake George from its perch on French Mountain. As a teen, she expanded her observations to the exuberant Village of Lake George and its surrounding mountain communities.
In 2012, she took her examining to the Internet as The Lake George Examiner. Recognizing that it takes more than one set of eyes to provide a well-rounded examination of Lake George, The Lake George Examiner recruited a diverse lineup of talent to help report on and photograph life and leisure in Lake George.
The Lake George Examiner family
Eric — Photographer
Eric is our 5 a.m. man. He’s up at dawn shooting the sun as it rises over Lake George. Our front-page header photo, Good Morning, Lake George, is one of his.
Nate & Shelby — Fun-Stuff-to-Do Editors
Nate and Shelby are the Millennials of our organization. With smartphones in hand, they seek out the newest fun things to do in Lake George.
David & Sandy — Editorial Advisors
David and Sandy have been examining Lake George since the era of American plan resorts and dude ranches. Their focus is on arts, culture, good food and the area’s scenic beauty. They do not use smartphones.
Interesting tidbit — a close examination of the Top O’ the World photo above reveals Dave sitting in the driver’s seat of his TR3. Sandy is seated on the parapet (on the left holding baby Stephen who grew up to be our Music Editor.)
Stephen — Music Editor
An accomplished singer/songwriter, Stephen is our go-to person for anything related to music
Stacy — Food and Beverage Editor
Stacy brings her 35+ years of experience in the foodservice industry to the Lake George Examiner and our coverage of area eateries.
Lauren – Canadian Liaison
Travel north on Canada Street and you’ll eventually reach Canada. A cursory examination shows that the street runs both ways, and Quebec and Ontario license plates are as common as those from Massachusetts and New Jersey. Lauren provides the Canadian perspective from her base in Toronto.
Gillian — Chief Examiner/writer/photographer
When not running around Lake George snapping photos and flagging down people for interviews, Gillian is in her writing studio creating web content, developing PR materials and preparing business communications for her clients as Gillian Burdett Writing Services.
“Now I re-examine philosophies and religions, they may prove well in lecture rooms, yet not prove at all under the spacious clouds, and along the landscape and flowing currents” – Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road