88Nine Radio MilwaukeeMultimedia Producer
One random night when I was 10, my cousin Karla was babysitting me for my mom. She was in her early 20s at the time. About an hour after my mom left me with her, she told me she was taking me to a concert but I had to keep it a secret. This was when I’d be introduced to any form of rock music for the first time. Karla took me to see Bayside, Silverstein and Hawthorne Heights at the Rave in the Eagles Club. The only memories I have from the night are loud music, the lead singer of Silverstein walking on the crowd’s hands and mild-to-severe moshpitting. I watched from the balcony in horror and fascination.
What do you like most about Milwaukee:
This is MY city. I was born and raised on the south side (10th and Greenfield, what up!). I feel like no matter how many times I may want to give up on Milwaukee, Milwaukee has never given up on me, and that is true love. I’ve had opportunities in Milwaukee that I wouldn’t have in other major cities. The city is evolving and growing. I have so much pride when I say I’m from Milwaukee, and if I can be a part of that growth in anyway, I will be. This city made me and I owe it everything I’ve got.
Best part of working at Radio Milwaukee?
The family. I came in as an intern not knowing much about the station or culture of Radio Milwaukee. Now my mentors are my colleagues, my boss takes me to eat tacos, my work family comes out to celebrate me and my accomplishments. I feel so much love when I come in every day and they look out for my well being. Aside from that, my job is to tell positive, important, life changing stories about the people in our city. What job is better than this?
What about you would surprise people?
I was a part of a state championship basketball team in 2013. Basketball has taken me all over the country. I’m still in college, graduating May 0f 2018!
Also, I used to be a hardcore skateboarder. National Skatepark, Four Seasons, Estabrook… You could catch me at these parks a lot from age 10-15.
Watching Food Network, spending hours in Target looking at things I don’t need, traveling, reading, attempting to get my life together.
Tomato soup. As a kid, I called it “tornado soup.” My mom loves telling that story.
Ideal Saturday Night?
Whiskey, reduced fat sour cream and onion Pringles, and lots of television with my love, Josef. Cold weather and blankets are a must.