Lake Forest

Your Guide to Lake Forest

Lake Forest is a city in Southern California filled with friendly people in all of its neighborhoods. The town has several communities with homes good enough for a family. Also, the city has recreational facilities for all ages like their parks with sports fields and tot lots for children. They also have a golfing facility considered as one of the best in Orange County. When it comes to shopping and buying groceries, you can also find many stores and grocers in some neighborhoods.

People living in Lake Forest have been living a good life in their community just like these notable people from the town. Check out Lake Forest residents that hold a household name in their respective fields.

Nolan Arenado (Baseball Player)

Nolan Arenado is an American professional baseball player. He’s currently on the Colorado Rockies team as a third baseman in the Major League Baseball since 2013. From then on, he became the only infielder who has never failed to bag the Rawlings Golden Glove Award for five seasons already. Before the 2018 season, he was ranked eighth as one of the top overall baseball player by Sports Illustrated.

Jake Ellenberger (UFC Fighter – Welterweight Division)

Jake Ellenberger has been an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter since 2005. He competed before for the King of Cage, Quad Cities Silverbacks of IFL, and Bodog Fight. Ellenberger is a mixed martial artist and was once a US Marine.

Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik (Figure Skaters)

Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik are married to one another, and both hold a name in skating for the Olympic. Gordeeva is a gold medalist in pair skating on the 1988 and 1994 Olympic. Kulik is also a gold medalist in Olympics 1998 for men’s single skating.

In 2012, the former couple opened Kulik’s Skating in Lake Forest for those who wish to try and master figure skating. However, there was news that the couple divorced in 2015 but remained in Lake Forest.

Ryan Lasch (Ice Hockey Player)

Ryan Lasch is playing for Frölunda HC at present as an ice hockey winger for the Swedish Hockey League. He may be a small winger, but his hard work every game along with his sharp movements is a big help to his team.

Mark Muñoz (UFC Fighter – Middleweight Division)

Mark Muñoz is dubbed as the Filipino ‘Wrecking Machine’ in UFC. He’s a Filipino-American mixed martial artist and has been a professional competitor from 2007 until 2015. With his contributions to sports, he has made a mark in the competition. Muñoz even led his campaign for anti-bullying.

Eddie Paskey (American Actor)

Eddie Paskey is an American actor known for his role as Lieutenant Leslie in Star Trek: The Original Series appearing in 57 episodes. His last public appearance was in 2004 where he appeared as Admiral Leslie in Star Trek: New Voyages ‘Come What May’ episode.

Kaitlin Sandeno (Swimmer)

Kaitlin Sandeno was a former Olympic gold medalist for swimming competition and a world champion. She was also a record holder in the 2004 Summer Olympics for the 4×200-meter freestyle relay together with the American team.

Ginger Pooley (Bassist and Rock Musician)

Ginger Pooley works on the rock genre of music. She was once the bassist for the rock band ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ until 2010. She has also played as a bassist for Lea Michele and Gwen Stefani.


Here are some photos of the famous personalities in Lake Forest.


Austine Romine (Baseball Player)

Austine Romine plays for the New York Yankees as a catcher for the Major League Baseball. This American professional baseball player made his debut in MLB last 2011. But in 2017, he encountered a public disagreement with Miguel Cabrera hence his suspension in the games. His father was also a baseball player and played for the Boston Red Sox.

Elaine Youngs (Beach Volleyball Player)

In 2010, Elaine Youngs recorded 51 beach volleyball tournaments since she started playing as an American beach volleyball player. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won a bronze medal with Holly McPeak as her teammate. The Association of Volleyball Professionals named her as MVP in 2002.

Christine Woods (Actress)

Christine Woods was born in Lake Forest, California in 1983. She pursued an acting career and appeared in ‘Hello Ladies’, an HBO series. Recently, she took the role as an FBI special agent in ‘Flashforward,’ an ABC series. She was also spotted as a police officer, Dawn Lerner in three episodes of ‘The Walking Dead.’

Lindsay Rhodes (American Sportscaster)

Lindsay Rhodes is a host and a reporter for the NFL Network in the present. She was formerly known as Lindsay Soto. In 2010, she was awarded the Excellence in Sports Reporting Award in the American Women in Radio and Television.

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