Instructor

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: TRISHA

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: TRISHA

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. WHERE HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY LIVED AND WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO MOVE TO MILWAUKEE?

I am from a small town outside of Green Bay called Luxemburg-Casco. I have lived most of my life in the Green Bay Area. Three years ago I moved to Tucson, AZ for 9 months and missed my Midwest roots. I was able to move back to the area by living in Evanston, IL for almost two years. I made some great friends and enjoyed the Chicago life. I moved to Milwaukee in April because of family and work, and I'm loving every minute of it!!

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: JESSE

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: JESSE

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF—WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO MILWAUKEE?

I grew up in Appleton and Dale, WI.  I then lived in Milwaukee for seven years before spending three years on the West Coast.  I’ve been back in Milwaukee for almost four years now.  I originally moved here because I’m drawn to larger cities with more culture, diversity, and things to do.   I came back because of friends and family. 

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: ADAM

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: ADAM

A SPIRE member, turned instructor, we are happy to have Adam join our SPIRE Crew Instructor team! Check out his classes on Wednesdays at 4:30pm and 5:30pm!

Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and live currently? Where did you attend college and what was your major? Where do you work?

I grew up in Cedarburg, WI, then lived in Bay View, WI, but my heart is in New Orleans! I attended Tulane University for Neuroscience, then UW-Milwaukee for International Law and Finance. I now work in construction! I co-own a regional commercial roofing and sheet metal company in Milwaukee where I get to swing off of the highest buildings in the country in a climbing harness!

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: WHITNEY

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: WHITNEY

Meet Whitney! She is the most recent addition to the SPIRE Team, and is ready to party it up in cycling class with YOU!

Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and what brought you to Milwaukee?

Midwestern kid – born in Minnesota and raised in Wisconsin.   I grew up playing soccer and hockey(not volleyball and basketball – shocking, I know!).  I went to Marquette where I started the club soccer team program with a friend.  I also spent most of college working at J.Crew, which is where my retail journey began. 

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: ALICIA

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: ALICIA

Meet Alicia! She is our newest SPIRE Crew Instructor to be joining our team. You can take her classes Friday mornings at 5:45am and on Sunday's at 10:00am. 

Tell me about yourself.  Where are you from and what brought you to Milwaukee?

I’m from Waterford, WI and I have been in Milwaukee for six years attending Marquette University.  I’m in my last year of dental school and I love living in the city!  I also love working out and running at the lakefront to unwind from the stresses of dental school.

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: BRANDON

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: BRANDON

Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and what brought you to Milwaukee?

I grew up in Milwaukee, I love this town.  I'm pretty sure I've ran, cycled, or driven an ambulance down just about every Milwaukee street. I went to Villanova University in Philadelphia for undergrad where I graduated pre-medicine and political science. After graduating, I spent a few years living in Quito, Ecuador working for a mission empowering the under-served through technical education. I returned to Milwaukee for graduate school, Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University and decided to stick around. I'm so happy I did!

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: KATE

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: KATE

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF! WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND LIVE NOW? WHERE DID YOU ATTEND COLLEGE? WHAT WAS YOUR MAJOR? OUTSIDE OF SPIRE, WHERE DO YOU WORK?

I’m originally from Kenosha, WI. I’ve also lived in Madison, WI and Washington, DC. I’m currently on Milwaukee’s east side. UW Madison Class of 2011. Double major in History and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). I work at Uline, a shipping & industrial supply company, as the International Supervisor in the Back-order Department.

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: JENELL

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: JENELL

 

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: WHERE ARE YOU FROM? OUTSIDE OF SPIRE, WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY?

I was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After high school, I moved up north to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I graduated with my bachelors in business administration, studying marketing and interactive web management. 

Outside of SPIRE, I spend my time with my two puppies at the dog park, playing sand volleyball with friends, and traveling. But mostly, I spend my time at SPIRE. 😍

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: KAITY

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: KAITY

Tell me about yourself: Where are you from? Outside of SPIRE, what keeps you busy?

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Milwaukee. I attended school at UW-Milwaukee, where I majored in Public Relations and Event Planning. I currently work as a wedding florist, literally best job ever. I am also a RUNNING MANIAC, it is cheaper than therapy! (P.S Kaity is newly engaged!)

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: DANIELLE

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: DANIELLE

Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and what brought you to Milwaukee? When you are not at SPIRE, what else keeps you busy?

I am from Minneapolis, MN. I completed my Ph.D. in astrophysics at UMN in 2013, was a visiting physics professor at Gustavus Adolphus College for the 2013-2014 academic year, but moved to Milwaukee in September of last year to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: ELIZABETH

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: ELIZABETH

Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and what brought you to Milwaukee? When you are not at SPIRE, what else keeps you busy?

I grew up just North of Milwaukee. I spent some time in Nashville and Minneapolis for college, and then decided I wanted to be closer to my family, so moved back, and have been in Milwaukee ever since. I absolutely love living by the water, and Milwaukee summers! Some of my favorite things are runs by the lake, and rooftop patio happy hours. I also work full-time, and have a side business as a skincare consultant, so I'm always staying busy!

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: HUBIE

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: HUBIE

Question: Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and what brought you to Milwaukee? When you are not at SPIRE, what else keeps you busy?

Answer:  I’m a local guy, have been here my whole life. I’m from Cudahy and was a Recreation and Administration Major with a Health Education Minor at UW-Lacrosse.

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: KHALIL

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: KHALIL

Question:   Tell me about yourself. Where are you from and what brought you to Milwaukee? When you are not at SPIRE, what else keeps you busy?

Answer:  I was born in Barrow Alaska – “the top of the world”. My family moved to Lebanon when I was young stayed there until I decided to go to college in the U.S. I received my undergraduate at Duluth University in Minnesota where I majored in Biochemistry. I then attended business school at UW-Milwaukee where I finished my MBA last May.