I guess you could say my love
for Milwaukee and architecture was inspired from my grandma. My brother and I
would come to visit two weeks every year. Our favorite game on the drive down
was to see who could spot "The Spider" first, which was actually the
Wauwatosa water tower. The winner received, as Rusty Griswold fabulously said
it, "A Whole Quarter!" She took us to everything Milwaukee: museums, the zoo, festivals, Jazz in the Park, the Domes, the lakefront, and her favorite view
of the city, the ladies restroom at Blu Lounge in the Pfister. Personally, my favorite
view is from the 35th Street bridge, but there are so many to choose from.
Professionally, I got my start
with an old fashioned lemonade stand at the age of 8. Kool Aid was the biggest
seller, but that's probably because they had awesome flavors like Sharkleberry
Fin and Great Bluedini back then. At the end of 8th grade, this amazing woman,
Donna, hired me to be the receptionist in her hair and tanning salon. I worked
there until college. She definitely was a major contributing influence in helping
me learn business and customer service. Someday, I hope to pay it forward to a
young aspiring entrepreneur. Next up was Eau Claire, where I received a degree
in Marketing and worked at a local distribution center. I moved to
Milwaukee in 2007 and started as a leasing agent. A prospective tenant
recruited me to apply as a Formal Wear Manager with one of his stores, where I
stayed for 8 years. The manager that hired me ended up becoming my husband.
Customer service has been my main focus. I knew very early that I wanted to
help people and each job has been a stepping stone into my current real estate
career. They taught me the value of hard work, effective communication, problem
solving, honesty, and educating clients throughout the process.
On the personal side, our dogs are our kids. We have three:
Mahoney(Boston Terrier), Buddha(French Bulldog), and Millie(English Bulldog).
You can catch them walking us in Lyons Park and Jackson Park, or sometimes at
the office with me. You may even see them appear in one of my real estate
videos. My favorite season is April-October.....Brewers! Besides going to
Miller Park when we get a chance, we love to catch a flick or watch live music.
Holistic health and wellness is an important aspect of our lifestyle. I believe
if you take care of Mother Nature, she will take care of you. As a member of
the American Legion Auxiliary Post 449 since 2000, my favorite fundraiser is
the Stockings for Vets. It's a way to give to those serving overseas some
holiday cheer. A portion of my income will go to ALA fundraisers, the
Milwaukee Victory Garden Initiative, Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, Chicago English Bulldog Rescue and IL English Bulldog Rescue.