FOUNDER & PrESIDENT
Annie lives in the Village of Shorewood with her husband and five children. She has always had a passion for children and earned an undergraduate degree in Child Psychology from UW Madison before earning her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from UWM. Prior tobecoming a stay-at-home Mom, Annie was a MPS teacher and reading consultant. With the help of her local community, she started KidsCycle Northshore and eventually established Love+Lift Inc. Annie'srelentless commitment to building community earned her the title of Shorewood, WI's "2017 Neighbor of the Year." The past several years of leading this movement have given back to Annie as well-- in empowering and cheering on community members' individual acts of loving and lifting, she has witnessed new, creative, and diverse ways the philosophy can be expressed. Annie is grateful for all who have contributed to the Facebook pages and Mission of Love+Lift.
As a working wife and mama, Breanna has always believed and lived the "It takes a village..." motto. She has learned through trial and error that it is impossible to live life to the fullest without leaning on a much needed support system of equal minded individuals. Within this life, she has learned to share her love and patience with other mamas who also needed support. As children learn by example and by modeling, she has seen the concept of love and lift impact and change her own children's lives. It has created as deep of a desire in them to help others as it has in her. As she never underestimates children and the wisdom they carry, she notes how they truly watch the world around them and soak up every ounce of goodness offered. She very much looks forward to continuing to spread the love and lift philosophy.
Heather lives in Shorewood with her teenager, Megan. A talent acquisition professional and arts advocate, Heather is a passionate member of the community. In her free time, Heather enjoys great theater in Milwaukee, all the festivals each summer, and living on the lakefront.
Kelly is a mom, wife, and CPA. She lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband and two children. She worked in public accounting as an auditor, was the CFO for a non-profit organization, and currently runs her own consulting firm. Kelly is passionate about using her professional skills to help non-profits and small businesses succeed.
Kim is the Associate Director of Administration at the Medical College of Wisconsin's Genomics and Precision Medicine Center. Kim, her husband, and two children have benefitted first-hand from the community-building approach that inspired the Love + Lift nonprofit and hopes that her service on the board will broaden external community awareness of and access to safe and supportive loving and lifting.
Nicole lives in Brookfield, WI with her husband and daughter. In addition to being a mom and wife, she is also a school counselor in a K-8 school. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, and playing fetch with her dog. She is grateful to find such a supportive community and loves being able to give back to other moms and families in the greater Milwaukee area.
Nicole is a Director on the Love+Lift Board. She served as a lobbyist and nonprofit executive for nineteen years before moving with her family to Milwaukee. Now a stay-at-home mom with an active consulting practice, Nicole cherishes the community she found through Love+Lift and volunteers her time to support its efforts to make Milwaukee a kinder place to raise families. She resides in Bayside with her husband Shea and their three sons Beckett, August, and Henry.