Our team

Head shots courtesy of Jennifer Brindley Photography.


Andy Tarnoff

Andy is the founder of OnMilwaukee. A Milwaukee native, he lived in Providence, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, before returning home in 1996. Andy launched OnMilwaukee.com, LLC, in April, 1998 as way to channel his passion for Milwaukee, journalism and tech into a cutting-edge media company. He's a graduate of The George Washington University, and worked at the White House Office of Communications, The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and two Milwaukee PR firms before branching out on his own at age 23. Andy is more passionate than ever about OnMilwaukee's mission statement: to grow communities and businesses through engaging digital media.


Glen Ponczak

Glen spent 30 years with Johnson Controls and its spin-off company, the automotive interior supplier Adient, serving most recently as Vice President, Communication and Investor Relations. Earlier in his career, he worked as a journalist and in radio advertising sales.


Natalie DiPietro

Vice President, Marketing & Development natalie@onmilwaukee.com

Natalie joins us with 30+ years experience in branding, marketing, and events. She's a Midwest girl through and through. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she attended Indiana University and lived in Chicago for 8 years before moving to Milwaukee in 2002. Outside of the pandemic, you can typically find Natalie biking along the lakefront, at a festival, sporting event or concert (100+ Metallica shows and counting!) or reading on her deck on the East Side with a hard seltzer in her hand.


Sara Feustel-Weigel

Sara has over 10 years of digital media experience, and has been with OnMilwaukee since 2016. She enjoys all the sports Wisconsin has to offer and the 12 minutes of summer we get a year. Sara is a late-night snack aficionado, boy mom, pet lover, grammar nazi, and is working on crossing states off of her travel bucketlist, but has a long way to go.


Carolynn Buser

Carolynn Buser is one of Milwaukee's loudest and most adamant cheerleaders (don't dare try to disagree). She's the primary voice behind much of OnMilwaukee's social media and content direction, and apologizes in advance if she can be too sarcastic at times. What else? She's a wine lover, closet trashy novel reader, beauty supplies addict and devourer of cheese (shocker for a Wisconsin born and bred girl, right?). She's also a bit of a foodie, which is a word most of you hate, we know. She works as hard as she plays - and that includes in the gym! So, you've probably seen her at one of the area's newest restaurant openings (and yes, she will share her opinions good or bad) or enjoying a cold one at a local pub. All in all, Carolynn's a believer in positive thinking and will do her best to smack down your negative ones while sharing what she loves about her city, her hobbies, quests and more.


Matt Mueller

A lifelong Milwaukeean and graduate from Marquette University, Matt Mueller now uses his hard-earned diploma and education to mainly drink wine and recap "The Bachelor." His parents are very proud. When he's not reviewing bad reality shows with the support of boxed wine, though, he's writing movie reviews, Netflix updates, binge-watching guides and other cultural insights as well as earning several Milwaukee Press Club awards in the process.


Jason McDowell

Jason is involved in everything dealing with advertising, branding, site design, usability, animation, social media and some occasional writing. On the side, he enjoys riding bikes, playing board games, and walking his dog, Bremen the Whigle. Jason has been working with OnMilwaukee since 2006.


Lori Fredrich

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Some have garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.


Bobby Tanzilo

Bobby Tanzilo is a Brooklyn kid and Milwaukee adult, who is also the author of six books of history, including four about Brew City. He writes about history, architecture, beer, whiskey, public schools and more for OnMilwaukee, but is best known for the Urban Spelunking series of articles, which is also featured in an 88Nine Radio Milwaukee weekly on-air spot and podcast. He has won journalism awards in both Milwaukee and Italy.


Molly Snyder

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee. Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.


Susan Berna

Marketing Consultant susan@onmilwaukee.com

Susan Berna is a Milwaukee area native who, after stints in sales in Dallas and Chicago, happily returned to Milwaukee 19 years ago. Though the weather may be warmer and the city larger, Milwaukee is her permanent home. She has an extensive background in media, digital, graphic arts and event sales. Susan loves the history, diverse neighborhoods and surrounding communities of the area. She is a home chef who loves to grow herbs and make her own cordials; you will see her every Saturday at the South Shore Farmers Market with her dog Wesley. Susan also enjoys alcohol-ink painting and up-cycling furniture with various painting techniques. She is thrilled to be a part of the dynamic team at OnMilwaukee.


Leslie Peckham

Leslie Peckham loves music, travel, and helping small businesses succeed.


Colleen Valkoun

Owner of Unicorn Consulting colleen@onmilwaukee.com

Colleen has 30+ years in Media and Entertainment industry and is known for building successful culture along with top-performing local, regional and national teams. She grew up in Milwaukee and serves on boards that impact the community. She is an entrepreneur that started her own consulting company to provide experienced analysis and strategic insights for success.