Meet The Team!

Why choose the Barb Bottitta Team of  Lehigh Valley Home Experts? Realtors have to wear many hats and be great multi-taskers to have a successful business.  It’s very challenging for one person to get it all done and to do a superior job at each task. I feel blessed to have such an incredible team working with me and for our clients. Each member of the team is an expert in their area and contributes to the synergy.  That’s what allows us to provide you with Real Estate services that exceed your expectations and help you achieve your home buying and selling goals. -So, let’s meet the Team!
Rebekah Gehman serves as our Customer Care Specialist. She began her career in real estate in 2003, joining the Barb Bottitta Team in 2007. A Buyer’s Specialist, she loves turning dreams of home ownership into reality. She appreciates the support from the Team which allows her to concentrate on each buyer’s particular needs. From her successful career showing and training Arabian horses Rebekah learned patience and the importance of integrity and honest communication. She enjoys fundraising for charities and is the special events co-chair for the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors. Rebekah is also our Transaction Manager; she coordinates all of our pending sales, ensuring a smooth contract-to-close process. Rebekah was raised in the Lehigh Valley and now resides in Colorado with her husband David & their daughter Aynsley. Click here to e-mail Rebekah
Lou Bottitta is Barb’s husband and serves as the Team’s Technology Consultant.  He is an information systems professional with over 35 years of experience, and he keeps The Barb Bottitta Team ahead of the competition in its use of information and cutting-edge real estate technology.  Lou covers the technical aspects of the Team’s multiple websites, maintains its databases, and keeps the staff up-to-date with training.  Lou is also a licensed REALTOR®.  A graduate of Kings College, he has worked for the Lehigh Valley Hospital for thirty years and loves playing tennis and bicycling for charities.  He is a great dad to their two grown children.  E-mail Lou at
Pam Welkie serves as Barb’s Listing Specialist. She meets with clients to list properties and connects with them on a regular basis to review showing feedback. She also stays up-to-date with current market conditions to ensure our clients remain competitive in the market. Pam is responsible for launching and maintaining our Homes for Heroes program, a program that provides a discount for buyers and sellers who sacrifice and serve to make our community and country a better place. Pam has resided in the Lehigh Valley for the past 22 years. She is a mother of three who enjoys golf and entertaining family and friends in her leisure time.
Cathy Venusto serves as the Office Manager for the team, and she is also a licensed REALTOR®. Cathy inputs your property into multiple databases in order to maximize exposure to attract as many potential buyers as possible. She also brainstorms to develop innovative and creative ways to market your property. Originally from Long Island, Cathy relocated to the Lehigh Valley in 2004 and resides in Emmaus with her two children, Joseph and Nicole.
Last but not least…Michelangelo and Raphael, the office mascots, are probably the busiest cats in the Lehigh Valley. As Barb and Lou’s full time pets and part-time office mascots, they provide warmth, affection, and moral support. They do their best thinking curled up in their bed next to Barb’s desk.Your felines can e-mail ours at