I more or less grew up in Cedarburg, then made my way to Chicago for college and my first round of AmeriCorps on the west side. After that I headed to Duluth, MN, for my second AmeriCorps stint before coming back to Milwaukee to be closer to family in 2013. I love living in Milwaukee, being close to the lake, spending time with friends and family - there's always something fun to do or a new place to explore.
The feeling of being connected & having the opportunity to make an impact on the city; friends and family.
The food scene, access to great cultural assets, affordable living, the lakefront (I could go on...).
There are too many! The swing park, the lakefront, Milwaukee Art Museum...
The Milwaukee Film Festival!
Service has always been a big part of my life, pretty much since I can remember, and I feel that Echelon has so much potential to really make an impact in Milwaukee and to provide new ideas and energy for The Salvation Army.
We have been doing some really interesting strategic work for some of The Salvation Army's core initiatives and I think this will be a unique asset we can bring to the table. I am excited to see what we will come up with and launch this year!
Milwaukee faces many issues related to access and equity. The best thing young professionals can do is to educate themselves and get involved with efforts to create a solution.