What year did you start at VISIT Milwaukee?
What major events you have worked on?
In the past, I worked on many large scale events such as NASCAR, Super Bowl, World Cup, and Olympics in Rio and Sochi. At Sports Milwaukee, my focus is regional sporting events as well as youth events and keeping up with our venues.
Why are you passionate about your market segment?
Being a sports fan and mom of children who participated in sports in high school and college, I understand how important many of the details are for sourcing and planning an event. I enjoy working with sports groups and offering the services that can support their efforts and add to the success of a program. Planners are always pleasantly surprised to see what Milwaukee has to offer and know we will assist them with all of the details.
What is your favorite/most inspirational thing about your job?
My favorite thing about my job is working with such a diverse group of individuals and meeting so many new and interesting people who are passionate about what they do. I learn so much from all of my clients.
What is your personal background?
I am originally from northwestern Wisconsin. Married for 28 years and have two children, a son and daughter who are both I also am the dog-mom of Bristol, a spoiled 5 year old German Shorthair Pointer. Yes, she is named after a NASCAR Track!
What is something fun about you?
I love spending my free time at our family's house in Northern Wisconsin on the Chippewa Flowage. At home, I love to attend live events, sports, concerts, etc. My husband and I love to check out local breweries and restaurants too.
What are some "can't miss" Milwaukee experiences?
A visit to Lakefront Brewery for cheese curds and the tour, take a drive along the lake front - past the Art Museum and the beach. The Public Market, Riverwalk and Third Ward. Also, Brewers or Bucks or Admirals Game if they are in town.
What is your favorite Milwaukee memory?
The Championship run of the Milwaukee Bucks and of course the celebration and Parade in 2021 after the win.
If you could only eat one Milwaukee staple food forever, what would it be?
Brats and cheese curds are the top Milwaukee staple foods. If I had to choose one it would be cheese curds, fresh and or deep fried. You can't go wrong.
What is your favorite Milwaukee tradition?
Attending Summerfest and of course, my family loves a Friday Fish Fry.
What is your favorite Milwaukee "fun fact"?
There are so many fun and obscure facts about Milwaukee, but one of the least know is that the Skywalk that crosses over the Milwaukee River is the only skywalk that exists over boat traffic.