And who am I?
My name is Tracey Lake, and I’m a lifetime resident of New York’s Capital Region. Born and raised in Albany, but also lived in East Greenbush, Latham, Troy, then back to Albany where I currently reside.
I work full time for the state of New York as a purchasing contracts rep, hoping to make my way up the ladder after a mid career reboot.
I have a degree in communications from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, with hopes of getting into journalism. But real life unfortunately got in the way.
Being the only child of a single mother, you’d be surprised that I became such an avid sports fan. But you also didn’t meet my mom, who somehow caught the bug that her two older brothers didn’t (well, my one uncle is big on golf but…you get the idea)…it was all about the Giants, Yankees, and Knicks for her.
I picked up the baseball bug first, attending Albany-Colonie Yankee games in the mid-80s then finally going to Yankee Stadium for the first time when I was 9. I didn’t even start on hockey full time till I was around 12 or 13…just sitting at home on the couch flipping channels one night, I stumbled upon an NHL game and things went up from there.
I actually had aspirations of becoming a writer starting at around 7 or 8 years old. Back then I wasn’t much of a talker, but I quickly discovered I could communicate with others through writing stories, then pen pal letters when I hit my teens. When it came time to decide what I wanted to do in college, I wanted to study journalism or communications with the goal of either writing for a newspaper or magazine.
So enough about how I got to this point…for now.
All my social media links are on the home page (well, except Facebook…I prefer to keep that to friends, family, people I actually know), feel free to check those out!