Our Team

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ANDY TARNOFF

President & Publisher

andy@onmilwaukee.com

Andy is the founder of OnMilwaukee. A Milwaukee native, he lived in Providence, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, before retiring 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.

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NICK BARTH

Senior Developer

nick@onmilwaukee.com

OnMilwaukee.com's senior developer Nick Barth has been a part of the team since 2008.

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STEPHANIE BENNETT

Senior Account Executive

stephanie@onmilwaukee.com

Stephanie is your go-to person for digital strategy. She has over 20 years combined experience in media advertising sales and consulting (print, broadcast, digital) to help her clients achieve their goals and meet business objectives.

In her free time, Steph is raising 2 teenagers and teaching a Business class at Carthage College. Her greatest passion is international travel and caring for her 2 dogs, Tank and Patty.

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CAROLYNN BUSER

Editorial & Social Media Director

carolynn@onmilwaukee.com

She's the primary voice behind much of OnMilwaukee.com's social media, 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?).

You've probably seen her at one of the area's newest restaurant openings or enjoying her newfound love, the Dark and Stormy, at a local pub. Say hi next time!

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KELLIE COMMONS

Chief Operations Officer

kellie@onmilwaukee.com

Kellie has loved Milwaukee since before loving Milwaukee was cool, and knew this was the place to settle down and raise a family. She’s got an opinion about almost everything and loves to pick up new fun facts. Kellie keeps busy by teaching at Mount Mary, working with small businesses, getting involved in her community and trying to play catchup on her reading pile, though she’ll never say no to a nap.

Most days, she’s also trying to talk herself out of or into running another half marathon. Kellie lives in Wauwatosa with her partner Rob, who is an owner of Vennture Brew Co, and her daughter Anna.

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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.

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SARA FEUSTEL-WEIGEL

Operations Coordinator

sara@onmilwaukee.com

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.

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LORI FREDRICH

Senior Writer / Food and Dining

lori@onmilwaukee.com

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.

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KACIE HUBER

Sales Coordinator

kacie@onmilwaukee.com

Kacie is a Florida girl who recently moved to the Milwaukee area with her husband and rescue pup to escape the Florida heat and humidity. During her time in Florida, Kacie worked at the Walt Disney World Resort and Experience Kissimmee, a large-scale Destination Marketing Organization.

She is a proud graduate of the University of Florida, and she can be found rooting for her Gators all year. Kacie loves re-watching Parks & Rec episodes, finds puns way too funny and a total crime junkie. She eats way too many tacos and her phone is overloaded with pictures of her pup. She also once caught an alligator!

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JASON MCDOWELL

Creative Director

jason@onmilwaukee.com

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.

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MATT MUELLER

Pop Culture Editor/Film Critic

matt@onmilwaukee.com

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.

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DEVAN SHEPHERD

Marketing Specialist

devan@onmilwaukee.com

Devan is OnMilwaukee's Marketing Specialist.

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MOLLY SNYDER

Editorial Manager / Senior Writer

molly@onmilwaukee.com

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.

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BOBBY TANZILO

Senior Editor/Writer

bobby@onmilwaukee.com

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.