Hi there – I’m a writer and poet living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In spring 2019 I received my bachelor’s degree in the journalism program at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, with an additional Digital Arts and Culture Certificate.
Most recently I’ve worked as the Marketing & Communications Manager at Riveredge Nature Center. In my position at Riveredge I had the opportunity to research and write about nature-based topics, edit the writing of naturalists, and sometimes ghostwrite for colleagues. Additionally, Riveredge has provided an opportunity to work on my photography skills. Right now I’m writing freelance and determining the next direction to place my energy.
In the past I’ve worked as the Communications Specialist at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, have been a Pfister Hotel Narrator (story gatherer in residence) at Milwaukee’s historic “Grand Dame of the West” Pfister Hotel. Prior to that, at Milwaukee’s NPR station 89.7 WUWM, I’ve been a contributor of poetry, interviews and essays to the Lake Effect show.
I love being active in every season. When it’s warm I ride motorcycles and bicycles to places where you can hear the birds. When it’s cold I chase deer, split firewood, and (if there’s snow) ski cross country.
For booking, publishing, press inquiries, et ctera, contact edmmakowski [at] gmail.com