Meet the Milwaukee Magazine Team

 

Carole Nicksin
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana

Favorite thing about Milwaukee: My favorite thing is that I have so many favorite things about Milwaukee to choose from! I love the lake, the architecture (new and old), the restaurants, the people… For me, Milwaukee is a shoe that fits — a unique, interesting, aesthetically-pleasing yet comfortable shoe that I never tire of.

Most surprising thing about Milwaukee: There is so much going on here, and people are very engaged in making the city an even better place to live.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “Eat Like a Wisconsinite,” March 2018

Chris Drosner
Executive Editor

Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin

One thing you would “edit” about the city: Level the playing field

#1 reason you love MKE: Beer

MilMag feature everyone must read: “From Darkness, Light,” March 2018

 

Dave Lee
Managing Editor

Hometown: Beloit, Wisconsin

One thing you would “edit” about the city: Let’s decide if it should be Bluemound Road or Blue Mound Road.

#1 reason you love MKE: Compared with other large cities I’ve lived in, Milwaukee is like a super comfy pair of sneakers!

MilMag feature everyone must read: The 2019 real estate guide because my house is mentioned in it. Can you guess which one? 

Ann Christenson
Dining Critic

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Favorite Milwaukee Restaurant: Sanford

Favorite thing about the MKE food scene: Its variety, respect for traditions and reluctance to jump on any and every trend.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “From Darkness, Light,” March 2018

Lindsey Anderson
Senior Editor, Culture

Hometown: Granville, Ohio

Favorite Milwaukee museum: The MAM – art on the water

Piece of Milwaukee culture that speaks to you most: There are more festivals here than weeks in a year.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “Let’s Talk It Out,” January 2019

Allison Garcia
Digital Editor

Hometown: Franklin, Wisconsin

Favorite thing about Milwaukee: This city does a great job with preservation. I love walking past old Cream City brick buildings. 

Coziest spot in MKE to plug in a laptop: Kickapoo Coffee

MilMag feature everyone must read: “Getting Away With Arson,” July 2018

Katie Williams
Circulation Manager

Hometown: Burlington, Wisconsin

Favorite thing about Milwaukee: The lakefront

Best part about working for MilMag: Making connections and building relationships with people, places and organizations around town…oh and the staff. The very, very talented staff.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “The Long Walk Home,” January 2015

Kelly Rippl
Senior Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator

Hometown: Mequon, Wisconsin

Favorite thing about Milwaukee: The distance between the Nomad World Pub and the Dogg Haus. Also, everything that happens in Milwaukee during the 5.43 weeks of beautiful Wisconsin summer.

Best part about working for MilMag: Eating at just about every place imaginable. The Best Burgers issue came with some health concerns (27 burgers in 30 days), but I’d definitely do it again if the magazine covered a gym membership.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “Murder of a Tyrant,” May 2015

Paul John Higgins
Art Director

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Best building in MKE: The Calatrava ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sorry, it really is a work of art.

#1 reason you love MKE: Culturally, it punches above its weight.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “No Picnic,” July 2017

Libby Lang
Editorial Designer

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Most beautiful view in the city and why: Fresh snow falling in the city streets- I know, I’m 100% alone on this.

#1 reason you love MKE: I belong in a beer city.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “The Big Break,” coming soon in September 2019

Natalie Blais
Sales Director

Hometown: Closter, New Jersey

Favorite thing about Milwaukee: You won’t find another city that knows how to pair a healthy lifestyle with having a life. Beer stops on a 5k charity run are totally normal here. We like to have fun here, but we like to earn it, too!

Best part about working for MilMag: Working with a staff who is obsessed with making sure this magazine is the best possible representative of the city and the people of Milwaukee.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “Everybody’s Talkin’,” January 2017

Ed Brzozowski
Sales Representative

Jane Stein
Sales Representative

Hometown: Muskego, Wisconsin

Favorite thing about Milwaukee: The people! Every time I get an opportunity to show off our city to out-of-towners, they always share the same sentiment: “Everyone is SO NICE here!!!”

Best part about working for MilMag: Helping small businesses come up with a marketing plan to help them grow. I come from the small business side and used to purchase the marketing for a local restaurant group. I love being able to use my experience as a former advertiser with the magazine to help other businesses put together their marketing plan.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “Mind Matters,” February 2016

Shannon Dailey
Sales Representative

Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Favorite thing about Milwaukee: The people. Milwaukee has such a huge attraction due to a great vibe on festivals, dining and arts & entertainment.

Best part about working for MilMag: The pride I have for our city publication. I work with a highly talented staff to publish a noteworthy publication with a proud magazine renewal percentage of 70 percent.

MilMag feature everyone must read: “Saving Grace,” January 2008

 

Emily Baum
Sales Representative

 

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