I grew up in the Milwaukee area but left because I had a chance to play soccer for a high-level collegiate program. I moved back after graduation (and after realizing I was not the next Mia Ham!). Like many, I’ve felt the tug to live somewhere else, but the Milwaukee hold is too strong!
Milwaukee is constantly improving and evolving. I love that it is always presents opportunities to explore personally and professionally.
I have two… Buckley’s is always my response to the question, “where do you want to eat?” And, almost every Sunday morning in the summer I take a (slow) jog down Lincoln Memorial Drive just to enjoy the sunshine and views.
Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair are standards for me! I always look forward to the music, atmosphere, but I love the people watching at Brady Street Festival the most.
I was drawn to Echelon because of the positive impact it has made in a short time. I believe in the power and inspiration of volunteer organizations, and it is evident that this group creates change. I love being surrounded by motivated people who are eager to learn from each other, and continue the building momentum.
I am really looking forward to the Channel 12 Class Act. I work with urban youth and I know the importance of starting school prepared.
Our city is incredibly divided but we can bridge this gap through service. Our coevals are already more dedicated to charity and service than our parents’ generation, strong leadership and community-focused groups will bring compelling change.