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S1 Ep2 – Noel Alvarado & Shawna Nicols

This episode join host, David Caruso, and his guests, Noel Alvarado & Shawna Nicols. From food halls and push-ups, to Milwaukee's beautiful parks and the grounds of the world's largest music festival, Summerfest, see what these two championship-caliber Milwaukeeans picked as their Brew City favorites.


Meet the Cast


Noel Alvarado

Much of Noel Alvarado’s work is rooted in fashion, and his custom-painted sneakers are true marks of modern style. He sees Milwaukee as a collection of passionate individuals who combine to make a greater whole. “The best way I can define Milwaukee is one big melting pot that brings this uniqueness to our city,” Alvarado said. “No matter your ethnicity, religion or political views, Milwaukee has something for everyone.”

He sees no better example of this togetherness than the Sherman Phoenix. The small business hub hosts more than 25 businesses, everything from barbers to bakers, restaurateurs to massage therapists. “Being part of a tight-knit community that is welcoming and engaging gives us that feeling of belonging and togetherness,” Alvarado said. “Community plays a huge role in Milwaukee becoming a great place to visit and a great place to live."

DJ Shawna

Shawna Nicols

DJ Shawna’s soundtracks are music to the ears of Milwaukee Bucks fans. While the team is winning on the court, she’s hyping up the fans in the stands. And she’s all too happy to hype up Milwaukee at large. “This is my home,” Nicols said. “I have been fortunate enough to live all over the globe, but always found myself coming back.”

She keeps returning because she believes Milwaukeeans are some of the best people in the world and they’ve created a place unlike any other. “One of the brilliant aspects of Milwaukee is the unique neighborhoods that make up one incredible city,” Nicols said. “My vision is for Milwaukee to be a place for everyone to feel that this is their city, their home and their favorite travel destination.”


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