George Lamson and Linda Cashion lived with their four golden retreivers, Calla, Maggie, Lily and Honey full time in Serene Lakes for 10 years. They were part or full time residents of the Donner Summit area for 20 years and explored the area extensively. Both are avid outdoors people and enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, offroading, skiing (xcountry and downhill) and traveling. They moved to Napa in 2019 but still visit the Summit often. Their daughter Amanda and son Brian grew up enjoying the area. Both George and Linda are retired scientists from the biotechnology industry.

George is a serious photographer and has photographed the summit area extensively. His work can be viewed at his Zenfolio site and is also displayed in Google Maps.