About Rock the Lake

About Rock the Lake

Rock the Lake is the creation of the Cleveland Lakefront Collaborative,  a group of CEOs who met to collaborate and share big ideas during monthly “beerstorming” gatherings. One such idea: promoting Lake Erie events and attractions in a tourism website that would tell visitors and Clevelanders alike where they could dock their boats, fish or enjoy a meal with a view.

Jon Stahl, CEO of LeanDog, a tech company headquartered on a 100-year-old barge next to Burke Lakefront Airport, volunteered a domain name. About a dozen organizations chipped in, and RocktheLake.com was born in time for the Republican National Convention to bring thousands of bigwigs to the North Coast.

A year later, cleveland.com is taking the helm, aiming to capture the lure of the lake and post up-to-the-minute news about Ohio’s lakefront.

Want to be featured on our our site? Tag #rockthelake in your Instagram page. Want more lake news? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at RocktheLakeCLE. And send us events, attractions and news tips at [email protected]

About Laura Johnston

I’m a Great Lakes girl. Born in Point Edward, Ontario, Canada, where Lake Huron meets the St. Clair River, I was raised in Akron, Ohio. Now I live a mile from Lake Erie with my husband, two kids and 90-pound dog, in a house full of driftwood and beach glass. I love to swim open-water in the summer and run near the lake year-round. I’m not bad at kayaking, I’m learning how to sail, and I just got a stand-up paddleboard.

If you love the lake, we should probably be friends. And if you know how to fish, please teach me.

You can reach me at [email protected].