People

  • Artisan Cheese Expert

    Jeanette Hurt is Lake Effect's cheese contributor for our regular Good Fermentations segment. She's also a freelance food writer from Milwaukee. She is the author of...

  • Essayist

    Lake Effect essayist Jerianne Hayslett is a writer and former journalist and court information officer. She lives in South Milwaukee with her husband, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hibbie Hayslett. Hayslett is the author of the book ...

  • Writer, Psychotherapist

    Joanne Nelson is a psychotherapist, educator and writer living in Hartland, WI with her family. She has published essays and poetry, and recently co-authored the build-a-book fiction project Where Do I Begin? One Woman’s Story.

  • Humor Essayist

    Joel Habush is an award winning freelance copywriter-turned-humorist who lives in West Allis. A native Milwaukeean, Joel graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and...

  • Writer, Scientist

    Judy Steininger is a Professor Emerita at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where she teaches chemistry and literature classes, and leads the Great Books Dinner and...

  • Essayist

    Korinthia Klein is a violin maker and writer living in Milwaukee, WI. She has three children, and she and her husband run Korinthian Violins, a violin shop in Bay View. Her novel, Almost There, can be found on Amazon and wherever...

  • Culinary Contributor

    Kyle Cherek is the Emmy-nominated host of Wisconsin Foodie, broadcast on PBS to over 8 million households. Kyle has what Andrew Zimmern called “Midwestern sensibilities shot through a prism of wit and food smarts (which) make for great...

  • Essayist

    Lane Pierce is a writer and mother who captures stories from the parenthood trenches. Lane is a Listen To Your Mother essayist and 2014 Milwaukee cast member. She writes, wrangles...

  • Author

    Commentator and writer Liam Callanan teaches creative writing at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He is the author of the novels The Cloud Atlas and All Saints.

  • Clinical Social Worker

    Linda Benjamin is a Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Milwaukee. She has been a news broadcaster and has hosted a live call-in self-help show on WEVD-New York. She was also former Supervisor of Program Development for WNET/THIRTEEN...

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