Love + Lift Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
Jen lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband and three children. She is a Meetings Consultant at Northwestern Mutual. In her free time, you can find her cheering on the sidelines at her sons’ baseball games and her daughter’s lacrosse and soccer games. She is passionate about making our community a kind, loving and supportive place to live and raise a family. She is excited about serving the community through her work on the Love + Lift board . She hopes to expand awareness of the non-profit and broaden the love + lifting throughout Milwaukee.
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.
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.
Meg lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband and two children. After receiving an MBA in Marketing from MIT, she worked in pharmaceutical marketing for 20 years and is currently taking time off to be a stay-at-home parent. Meg and her family moved here five years ago and she was so thankful for the warm welcome from Annie and others at the KidsCycle events (which grew into Love + Lift). Meg has a volunteer spirit and has often supported others in need. She twice traveled to Mississippi for a week to build houses with Habitat for Humanity—building community while working side-by-side with those who would live in the homes. Meg is truly grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Board and reach out to neighbors in need—loving and lifting them through difficult times, as well as, reaching out to newcomers in the area helping them feel supported and welcomed.
I am a single mother of 3, a full time student pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and work full time currently as an administrative assistant. We live in Milwaukee and I grew up in Glendale. I've volunteered in community service & social justice projects since middle school because I have a sincere passion to help others. Mahatma Gandhi's words "Be the change you wish to see in the world" has always been my motto and I do my best to instill that mentality in my children as well. With so much negativity and nasty in the world, it’s important to be part of the good. Kindness is free - we rise by lifting others. I love listening to music as often as possible and being with my children doing all kid-related fun things. In my free time I enjoy creating photo books & gardening.