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What is your story? How did you end up in Milwaukee?Tiffani Holstrom

Born and raised here, I received my bachelor’s in business from UW-Milwaukee and now work in the heart of downtown at a busy advertising agency.

What keeps you in Milwaukee/What do you like best about Milwaukee?

There is something special about this city and the people who live here. We truly get the best of both worlds in Milwaukee with expanding job opportunities and exciting urban development, yet we somehow manage to keep the atmosphere of a tight-knit community.

Favorite spot in the city?

The Milwaukee Public Market. It’s the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat and is even better when accompanied by some shopping in the Ward.

Milwaukee festival you are eager to attend each year?

I just love Port Fish Day. The lakefront setting is perfect to listen to some music while enjoying a classic Wisconsin fish & chips.

What drew you to Echelon?

I was drawn to Echelon right away because of the dynamic energy in the group and the genuine passion for a good cause.

Share with us a memorable experience you have had thus far with the organization.

During one of our recent Echelon events, we broke into groups to discuss strategies for initiatives within The Salvation Army. On this particular evening, our group heard firsthand stories from workers at the Emergency Lodge that serves homeless families and individuals. Hearing the accounts of people who are on the front lines every day of the issues really put the work we are doing in a new light.

What struggles do you see our city dealing with? What can our generation do to help?

I think two of the biggest struggles we see in our city have to do with lack of access to good education and good food in urban areas. I think that our generation feels very strongly about finding the opportunities to help those in need and with organizations like The Salvation Army and Echelon, we are finding more and more ways to connect with those needs.