Milwaukee Members

In 2013, Calie Herbst, a former Spanish teacher with three little ones, was frustrated with how much time she spent poring over (way too many) websites to find ways to make the most of her time with her family. So she founded MKEwithKids.com. Her goal was to find the best this city has to offer families and share it with other parents. In one place. She lives in Glendale, WI with her husband and three kids.

Dr. Camille graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the trusted leader in Chiropractic education, in February 2018.  During her time at Palmer, Dr. Camille found herself gravitating to gentle forms of chiropractic care.  She enjoys a gentle approach to aiding your body to heal from the inside out.  

It was during her pregnancy with her son that Dr. Camille found her true calling within Chiropractic.  After the difficult birth of her first daughter, Dr. Camille experienced an empowered pregnancy and birth of her son.  She has made it her mission to provide chiropractic care, resources, and education to the pregnant mother and her family to facilitate a healthy pregnancy, labor and birth creating a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Camille is owner of her private practice, Early Beginnings Chiropractic, in downtown Cedarburg, WI.  Our mission at Early Beginnings Chiropractic is to provide Chiropractic Care, resources, and education to the pregnant mother and her family to facilitate a healthy pregnancy, labor and birth creating a healthy lifestyle.  Early Beginnings Chiropractic believes that the mother is the cornerstone of the family.  We know that healthy begins before conception and we strive to promote family wellness through education and specific chiropractic care. 

I have been developing websites since 2003 and loving every minute.  I love figuring out how to go from paper to web while keeping the end user experience in mind.  I love introducing and integrating technology into the lives of people helping them be more productive and successful with technology.  I specialize in creating websites that have the right look and feel for the content created to be a resource to those reading it. I love teaching people how to use their sites so their business can flourish. In my spare time, you can find me kayaking with my family or finding more places to put plants in my small Milwaukee yard.

Rosanna Casper

Rosanna is the owner of Goldfish Swim School, Brookfield, a learn to swim facility for children ages 4 months - 12 years old. She has background in digital advertising, but in 2011, decided to curtail her professional career to concentrate on raising her three young children. She’s obsessed with 30 day challenges and writes about her many adventures on her blog, Hackerella.com.

Margaux moved to Milwaukee with her husband and two children last December (2017). The Chandler family moved to this great city to open a dynamic interval training fitness studio, Shred4/15 East Side - the studio opens in late summer 2018!

 

While living in Chicago, Margaux found Shred4/15 in 2015, after having her second child. As a working mom of two small children, with a side hustle of teaching indoor cycling classes in addition to her full-time position in the retail industry as a tenured asset protection manager, Shred4/15 restored Margaux's emotional and physical health. In the summer of 2017, when Shred4/15 announced their expansion into franchising, Margaux jumped on the opportunity to bring this brand and format to a new community. Margaux, with the support of her husband Willie, took all necessary steps to sign on to open the first franchised Shred4/15 studio. To bring this dream to life, they sold their house, moved their family, and Margaux left her career. Margaux believes in the Shred4/15 brand to her core, and her vision is to bring to others the emotional and physical health that she has found. You cannot put a price tag on confidence, humor, and happiness - all qualities Margaux became reacquainted with through Shred4/15. The responsibility of sharing the Shred4/15 brand with a new community is significant. Returning to Wisconsin (Margaux graduated from UW-Madison in 2001), and having an opportunity to motivate and inspire people in a new way is a gift, and Margaux is thrilled to be opening her studio in Milwaukee's East Side neighborhood!

Christine Clark is the owner of Olive You Nanny Milwaukee, a local nanny placement agency.  With over 15 years of professional nanny and teaching experience,  Christine is well skilled to serve Milwaukee area families in the process of finding exceptional nannies to help make busy lives easier. She knows how important the nanny/family relationship is and prides herself on the personal approach Olive You Nanny uses to get to know both families and nannies.

Jennifer Clearwater is CEO of Lovino LLC, a Wisconsin-based wine distribution company with a private label - Lovino Sangria. Made in Wisconsin from California-grown Cabernet Franc, Lovino Sangria is The Modern American Craft Sangria, boasting a 12.5% ALC and all natural flavors of ripe summer berries, orange, and coconut. It is refreshing, unique, and "The best bottle sangria I have ever had"according to our loyal fans...we agree! Jennifer has deep roots in Milwaukee and lives in Port Washington with her husband, two daughters, a dog, two cats, and one surprisingly resilient goldfish. As she grows her company, Jennifer also works full-time as the Director of Philanthropy for Milwaukee's Discovery World. Find her on Facebook and Instagram at @LovinoSangria, Twitter at @Lovino_Sangria, and LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/jenwater.

Hello, my name is Nikki Collier and I am the founder and owner of Leashless Lab, mom to Ainsley (21 months), dog mom to Tonka (5), and wife to Kevin (no one cares his age).  At Leashless Lab, we bake all-natural dog treats made with repurposed spent brewing grain. We partner with craft breweries from across the country and donate 10% of our profits for each bag we sell to dog organizations nationally. Leashless Lab started as a hobby born from my two favorite things: dogs and craft beer. My full-time professional focus includes working with these two industries that I respect and enjoy immensely while balancing my full-time personal focus and love:  Ainsley, Tonka, and Kevin (in that particular order.)  Hobbies include reading and traveling when the time and cash flow allows.   

Before Leashless Lab and mom life, I have a combined 13 years of buying, marketing, and operations management experience and along the way working with some of the nation’s leading brands. I am now using that knowledge to create a brand that brings joy to both dog and beer lovers alike, while making an impact in the community.

Cecilia is a true Midwesterner and loves a good Friday Night Fish Fry and Old Fashioned! She is the lady in charge at both Aesthetics by Cecilia (a makeup artistry business) and Three Kitty Soap Co. (a soap making business). She’s been involved in the beauty industry for 4 years and holds an esthetics license through the state of Wisconsin. She also has just started a lifestyle blog at cecilia.com and loves writing about crafts, beauty and marriage/family. 

Christine Czernejewski

Firefly PR

A seasoned communications professional, Christine Czernejewski helps clients identify and meet

their public relations needs. As the founder and president of Firefly PR, she takes a tailored

approach, understanding that each company and organization has a unique story to tell. Throughout her career, she has advised CEOs and senior leaders, from within a Fortune 500 to some of the country’s largest foundations, as well as the influencers and decision makers in Washington, DC.

 

Before starting Firefly PR, she handled media relations and strategic communications for the Charles

Koch Institute. There, she highlighted major initiatives and announcements and helped lead rapid

response efforts. Prior to that, she was the communications director for government affairs at

Anheuser-Busch. Additionally, Ms. Czernejewski spent about a decade in Washington, DC where she served in press roles on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Small Business Administration. She started her career in news as

a producer, reporter and anchor at WEAU-TV in Eau Claire, WI.

 

Ms. Czernejewski received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-

Madison. She lives in Wauwatosa with her husband and two young daughters.

Haley is a Director at TAXPE, a tax process engineering firm specializing in automation and software implementation for Fortune 500 companies across the U.S.  Her focus is assisting multi-national corporations in the Wisconsin area to reach their highest and best potential for tax reporting in the digital age.  Harnessing technology and working from her home-based office allows her to devote time to her son Jack and dog Charlie as well as staying involved in the community.

Colleen Drew is owner and executive artist at Drew Art Inc; a decorative painting company dedicated to creating unique and artistic spaces specializing in Murals, Decorative Painting, and Fine Art.

Drew Art Inc works with professional designers, architects, and homeowners, delivering creative solutions.

Victoria Haas is the owner of Victoria Haas CPA LLC in downtown Milwaukee with 12 years of public accounting experience. Having served as a tax and accounting professional for both large and small CPA firms, she now focuses on serving small businesses throughout the US. She is also a member of , TEMPO - Emerging Women Leaders, Junior League of Milwaukee, The Schlitz Audubon, and the Urban Ecology Center. Haas is a native of Chicago, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a Master in Taxation from DePaul University. Victoria enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three children, traveling, and finding good eats.

Brandi Hayes-Fink

With a work-ethic beginning at age 10, selling custom made pencils to classmates in Elementary school, I have always gravitated towards creativity and entrepreneurship.  After working for a local resale clothing shop throughout high school, my intention for college was to get a business degree in Marketing with a certificate of Entrepreneurship to open my own resale store out in the Rocky Mountains.  After finding yoga and becoming a teacher, my direction slightly shifted to owning a yoga business in MKE rather than a clothing store out West.  After 4 years of college and a lot of hard work, I won second place in the La Macchia New Venture Business Plan competition through the Lubar School of Business at UW-Milwaukee the winter before graduating in May of 2017 and opening my yoga business, Zen Gen Yoga, just TWO months later!  I may be young, but what I lack in years of experience I make up for with passion, perseverance, a little (or a lot) of risk-taking, & a constant willingness to listen to others who have wisdom beyond my scope, which is why I'm so excited to join this network!  Motherhood [of a human] has yet to be a part of my path; however, my yoga business is geared towards families so it's always a pleasure to connect with other mama's and pops to get their input & ideas for present & future en-devours.

Kristen Fischer is a Communications and Theatre graduate of Marquette University, with a Master’s Certificate in Leadership. Kristen's nonprofit fundraising career began at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, uniting her interest in theatre and nonprofit work.  Seeking a larger team experience, she returned to her Alma Mater and developed Marquette University's Parents Association and Reunion Programming.  Her final "outside the home" position took her to The Milwaukee Center for Independence to better understand the social service sector.  All throughout her fundraising career, she balanced a side-career as a professional actress in Milwaukee, with roles at The Boulevard Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, and In Tandem Theatre.  After the birth of her first child, Kristen decided to be a stay-at-home-mom.  She kept up her fundraising through her consulting business, KFischer Fundraising LLC., and continued to find opportunities to sing through her parish and with Milwaukee Food and City Tours.  After the birth of her third child, however, Kristen decided to combine her passion for singing and her love of community engagement in a new endeavor: Music Together North Shore.

Kristen was an active participant in Music Together  classes with her first two children. After reaching out to other Music Together Centers in the area, Kristen was encouraged and inspired to pursue this new endeavor. She successfully completed her Music Together teacher training in the Fall of 2016 and began Music Together North Shore in January 2017.  She is also the Music Teacher at Community Preschool of Whitefish Bay.  

Jessica is the co-owner and founder of Performance Running Outfitters, a specialty running and fitness store that focuses on supporting your active lifestyle as well as the community.  They offer free video gait analysis for shoe fittings, sports bra fittings, weekly fun runs and coached training classes like Core Speed and Beginners 5k. Whether you’re using shoes for work, walking the dog, CrossFit, Orange Theory, your next 5k or marathon – Performance Running Outiffers are here to help you find the best fit for your needs.

Andrea Kahn

Andrea Khan is a mom to 3 kids 10 & under who has traveled to over 30 countries. Andrea has a background in consumer marketing and has worked for consumer brands such as DISH Network and Kohls. She is passionate about inspiring American families to travel more.

As founder of Match Point Consultants, Sara teams up with businesses to create copy that drives action and awareness. From marketing to internal communications to public relations, she turns ideas into words that make an impact. Sara is based in Milwaukee with her husband and two young girls. As a mom and small business owner, she has a passion for helping other women entrepreneurs start their own businesses and find flexibility to design their own lives.

Theresa Nemetz is founder of Milwaukee's original, premier and aware winning tour company that has locals and tourists alike discovering the sights and savoring the flavors of Milwaukee's most delicious and historic neighborhoods. Under the name Milwaukee Food & City Tours, she operates Milwaukee Food Tours (food / drink focused tours), Milwaukee City Tours (sightseeing only), and the Cream City Travel Club (day trips and overnight culinary adventures to destinations throughout the world). Theresa also serves as a speaker and consultant on the topic of culinary tourism and making food the attraction. 

Abigail Peterson has been playing the violin for over 20 years and considers teaching the instrument to be her most beloved vocation in addition to being the mom of Otto (5) and Theo (1) and wife to my husband Kyle. Music deeply enriched her childhood and she wants to bring that same enrichment to others' lives. When she's not teaching or spending time with her family, she has her nose in a book and a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) in her hand. She also enjoys visiting Milwaukee's many delicious restaurants and taking in as much live music as possible with her husband and friends.

Jaimie Marie is a natural born intuitive, who spent her lifetime self-studying dream interpretation, astrology, numerology, space, and everything mystical. By November 2012, Jaimie took her knowledge and message to a worldwide audience through her first blog site, Pajamas Notebook. Jaimie’s magical message of love has since gone on to be published in on-line and print publications.  She has been featured on local television programs, as well as, had the honor to keynote for many organizations.  

 

Jaimie received her full certification in Advanced Energy Medicine, Spiritual Intuition Development, through Rev. Martina Schmidt’s, School of Energy Medicine in 2014. After months of intense and extensive training, Jaimie graduated top of her class and went on to open a full service holistic health and wellness center, Soul Bottom Wellness. Jaimie has served thousands of clients in healing their physical body of illnesses, emotional body of turmoil, and/or mental body of distress and fear.

Jaimie is the mother of two growing boys (her tiger cubs) and is married to her Soul Mate.  She currently resides in Oconomowoc.

Leslie Sauer is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of accounting experience in the public and private accounting fields. Leslie attended University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and received a degree in accountancy and worked as an accounting intern through college. Upon graduation, she moved into public accounting in Chicago and subsequently started an accounting role at a privately held company. She met her husband and moved to the Milwaukee area and decided that helping small business owners was her passion and formed Leslie A. Sauer, CPA, LLC.

 

In her free time, Leslie enjoys gardening, yoga, and spending time outside with her husband and two daughters.

Kelly Terry

Platinum Wellness Advocate, dōTERRA international

Kelly is a dōTERRA wellness advocate and the owner of Terry Essentials, LLC. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of essential oils and empowering others to support their health naturally. Connecting with others and building relationships feed her soul.

She’s also the heart of this operation, pumping blood into the veins of the business. She’s an eternal go-getter, with a knack for accepting challenges with ease. Can you acquire a 100 year old printing shop and all of its contents? Sure! Can you transform that shop into a place where people come together as a community over the beauty and art of letterpress printing? SURE! From the beginning, Ashley’s goal was to take this treasure chest of a business and share it with anyone interested in design and letterpress. After years of designing and teaching, she became the third owner of Bay View Printing Company and created a space where people can come to learn, explore, share and make. Ashley has both the ability to create a gorgeous and one-of-a-kind design, and to also let her clients/customers/members realize their own vision.

Stacy Tuschl is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and podcast host of She's Building Her Empire.  She started her first business in her parent's backyard at the age of 18 and still runs it today as The Academy of Performing Arts in Oak Creek & Franklin.  Stacy is married to her husband Kent and they have two daughters Tanner (age 5) and Teagan (age 3).  

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