NEWaukeean of the Week

Rachael Wade

"I was totally surprised at how well-defined and busy Milwaukee’s downtown is set up."

By - Sep 14th, 2015 01:33 pm
Rachael Wade. Photo courtesy of NEWaukee.

Rachael Wade. Photo courtesy of NEWaukee.

What is your job and its responsibilities?

I am the senior director of strategic development for neuroscience at Aurora Health Care. It’s my responsibility to assess the healthcare marketplace and develop necessary programs and services to position Aurora to be the best it can be in providing high-quality, cutting-edge neuroscience care to the state of Wisconsin.

How long have you lived in Milwaukee & what brought you here?

I was born and raised in Detroit, MI where I also worked. I was recruited to my job at Aurora Health Care and moved to Milwaukee at the end of May 2015. I absolutely love it so far. The only thing Milwaukee is missing, though, is Detroit Tigers’ baseball. Doesn’t matter where I live, that fact will never change!

Favorite little known fact/secret/hidden gem in Milwaukee?

Once the decision was made to move to Milwaukee, my boyfriend, Brendan, told me that “we had to go see the Safe House.” I was excited to do so until I realized that it required a password to enter that he, of course, wouldn’t tell me. However, it was totally worth the embarrassment I had to endure to enter to be able to see such an iconic place. Now, we take everyone who visits so they can experience the disappearing stool, secret exit, and Burt Reynolds temptation. But I share the password with no one; entrance is earned!

What is the perfect thing to do in Milwaukee on a Sunday afternoon?

Brunch at the Iron Horse Hotel, hands down. Bottomless mimosas and Eggs Benedict? Yes, please!

How does Milwaukee vary from other cities you’ve lived in/visited?

I absolutely LOVE living right on Lake Michigan. There is nothing quite like those sunrises and sunsets from the balcony view of our condo. I really enjoy walking my dog along the lakefront and taking in the view.

What do you think of Milwaukee as a place to socialize and play?

It’s amazing. I was totally surprised at how well-defined and busy Milwaukee’s downtown is set up. There is absolutely no shortage of restaurants, bars, and entertaining things to do.

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