Christine’s community development passion started young when she volunteered for the Two Rivers Mainstreet Program. Highlighted by her position within the Organizational Development team, she chaired the Two Rivers Ethnic Festival, which has over 200 vendors, many volunteers and ethnic acts.

Following was a career at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation where she managed a $55 million Federal grant to inspire growth in energy field. The grant was the only grant from the Recovery Act of 2008, State Energy Program that focused solely on low interest loans to manufacturers for energy projects. Today, it’s a revolving loan fund available for energy projects in Wisconsin for the food processing industry.

Today, Christine is an active board member in the Northside Planning Council. She gives informational tours to potential members and donors of the FEED Kitchen, coordinates the Community Suppers that serve neighborhoods of the Northside and works with the Northside News to find donations for “Where’s Nort” treasure hunt. She also is instrumental in starting a new neighborhood association where she lives–the Fieldstone Neighborhood Association.

When asked why she loves the Northside? “Besides the strong sense of community, I love exploring the wonderful parks on the Northside with my dog Poco. There are so many, especially when Lake Mendota freezes over. Have you ever tried to walk across the lake from Governors Point?