Our Team

Jeanette Childress



Born and raised in this area, I watched the Smith Mountain Lake project take shape. As a Lake Native, I am uniquely qualified to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for the lake and its surrounding areas. I've been selling real estate since 1986. In 1996, I acquired Lake Retreat Properties and now serve as Broker.
Wil Childress
Associate BROKER



Born and raised in the Huddleston area of Smith Mountain Lake, I grew up on the water. This lake holds my family’s past, present and future and my roots go back before S.M.L was even a thought. Once the lake filled, my grandfather, Jess Mitchell, built Mitchell’s Snack Bar which is now Mitchell’s Marina. In May of 2007 I received a BA from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and have been in full time Real Estate for 10 years. I still reside in Huddleston with my beautiful family, wife Randi and three children, Reagan, Lil Wil and Harper; along with my parents, siblings and a whole slew of aunts, uncles and cousins whom I am very close to and live within a stone’s throw.  I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family and to have grown up in such a beautiful part of our great country, now spending my days helping people fulfill their dreams of owning a piece this breathtaking lake.  WELCOME TO SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE - JUMP ON IN….YOU’LL GET HOOKED TOO!  

Penny Pringle



Ms Penny Pringle started her career in real estate with property management in 1994. Ms Penny has been actively selling real estate full time at Smith Mountain Lake & surrounding areas in the Roanoke Valley for the past fourteen years. Leaving a franchise real estate firm (Re/Max) with top honors nationally, Ms Penny is happy to join Lake Retreat in 2012. Ms Penny Pringle is very active on the waters of Smith Mountain Lake and can guide you around by land or water with ease. Smith Mountain Lake has 500+ miles of shoreline. With all the changes in the Shoreline Management Plan and new developments, Ms Penny has a vast knowledge and years of practice with your best interest as her first priority. Ms Penny Pringle has had a wide range of clients that she has enjoyed representing over the past fourteen years. She has even represented Real Estate Brokers from other areas, Circuit Court Judge, Lawyers, Doctors, Professional Sports Coach and many more who she has become great friends with. For a “No Wake” transaction of purchasing and selling, give “Ms Penny Pringle a Jingle” for smooth sailing of your next dream. My two Daughters and my husband, Steve Harrington, are my finest accomplishments.
Kelly Drinkard



My grandfather built a home here in 1963, just 3 short years before the lake was full. Our family spent absolutely every summer here at the lake enjoying the scenic vistas and beautiful waters. I have so many fond memories of walking early to catch the best skiing conditions and often cried when it was time to leave. My daughter and I moved here full-time about 4 years ago. We have never felt more at home than we do at SML. A warm community that welcomed us with outstreched arms, SML is truly a desitnaton all its own. SML will becon to your heart and I am here to help you fulfill that calling!
Joy Mullins



I am a new realtor and passionate about real estate as well as making sure my clients are happy. I strive to go above and beyond their expectations. I've been a resident of Bedford County and lived in Moneta, FA for the past 16 years. I've served on the architecture committee for the subdivision I live in for 2 years. Additionally, I have 18 years of banking experience, a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in education. The last 4 years I've worked as a teacher with preschool age children. My strengths include many years of experience working with the public to meet their needs. I would love to have the opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs.
Dale Wilson



I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Tech and taught at Staunton River High School before becoming a professional fisherman. I have fished professionally all over the country and own Dale Wilson’s Guide Service, which serves the entire lake area. A lake native and full time resident, I am a former board member of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce and I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I am uniquely qualified to sell property on Smith Mountain and Leesville Lakes, as well as the surrounding counties. My knowledge and experience will be a great asset to my clients.
Ida Heath



Born in the Midwest, moved to Florida in the 80's where I started a family and supported my husband's building career. I soon realized that I enjoyed working with people and wanted to help make their dreams of owning or selling real estate a rewarding experience. Fourteen years brought us to the lake community in 2000, we enjoy all the beauty and friendly people of Smith Mountain Lake, my husband and I are proud to be raising our 3 children in such a great area.
Jessie Johnson

(856) 498-1611


Kim Tyler
Rental Assistant



As a lake native, I've always enjoyed being part of the tight-knit atmosphere that our community provides. This is why my husband and I view SML as the perfect place to raise our three children. As the rental assistant, I look forward to helping both our prospective and returning guests find their perfect vacation getaway.
Julie Goin



Though born and raised in Dallas, Texas, I consider the lake area my home. We would spend summers and winters here with family so this will always be where my heart is. I have my family in Dallas and my family here so I'm twice as lucky! I raised my daughter in Texas and have a handsome grandson whom I'm both very proud of! I was in Corporate Aviation over 15 years, first as a Certified FAA Dispatcher and ended my aviation career as an Account Executive in business and corporate aircraft training. I decided to leave Corporate America and come home. Smith Mountain Lake is a wonderful place to be and I have many fond memories of growing up around the lake and making new ones every day!