About Us

Emily

 

Hi! I'm Emily

Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to read our profiles. I lived in Eau Claire until the end of high school, and have lived in La Crosse since. I first attended Viterbo University for art and then graduated from UW-La Crosse with a major in writing and rhetoric and a minor in 3D art, with a focus on ceramics. For the last five years, I have been a reporter at the La Crosse Tribune, covering mainly health and human interest stories with some education, courts and government reporting mixed in. I do freelance articles for medical and dental companies on the side.

 I have an older sister who lives a few hours away and loves to buy cute outfits for Cozy. My parents live two blocks away and see Cozy often, and my dad helps with child care while Steve and I are working.  

I love baking and cake decorating, reading, walking our dogs, Dexter and Morsel, and doing art projects with Cozy. I've been a volunteer at the Humane Society, first in Eau Claire and then in La Crosse, since middle school and hope to get back to walking dogs and playing with puppies again once the coronavirus pandemic is over! 

Favorite Bands

Favorite Movies

Favorite TV Shows

1.

Beck

2.

The Killers

3.

Collective Soul

4.

REM

5.

Lady Gaga

1.

Donnie Darko

2.

Overboard (original version)

3.

Housesitter

4.

Les Miserables

5.

While You Were Sleeping

1.

Parks and Recreation

2.

The Mindy Project

3.

The Office

4.

My Name is Earl

5.

Raising Hope

Steve

 

Cosette

Hi! I'm Steve

Thanks for reading a little about me. My name is Steve and I was born in Milwaukee, WI. For the last 20 years, I have lived in La Crosse, WI, close to 10 years married to Emily. Though I went to UW-Milwaukee to major in film, I ended up graduating from UW-La Crosse with a Major in Political Science and Public Administration. While in La Crosse, I worked on a number of political campaigns before working at a CBS affiliate (WKBT). There I created promotional content for the TV station by producing commercials. Ever since high school, I have loved making videos. I even won a couple of film festivals and scholarships because of it. After leaving WKBT I went on to start Elevate Media Group (www.elevatemginc.com) with three other friends. Nearing our 7th year in business, we now produce videos, graphics, websites, events, and drone work. In my off time, I like to hang out with Cosette (Cozy) where we more often than not, camp out in the living room on Fridays and Saturdays. I love to play video games (Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption, Fall Out, and yes, unfortunately, many more!)  I also enjoy woodworking, welding (though I am not very good yet), and gardening. I often trick Cozy into thinking cleaning and yard work is fun. Someday she will catch on... Anyway, that's me in a nutshell. Have more questions please reach out! Have a great rest of your day.  

Favorite Bands

Favorite Movies

Favorite TV Shows

1.

Gorillaz

2.

The Shins

3.

Alt-J

4.

Beck

5.

The Killers

1.

Gladiator

2.

Magnolia

3.

Children of Men

4.

Fifth Element

5.

Moulin Rouge

1.

West Wing

2.

Six Feet Under

3.

Game of Thrones

4.

Battlestar Galactica 

5.

Suits

 

Cosette

Hi! I'm Cosette

Cosette Lucy May, nicknamed Cozy, was born in Jan. 2017. We brought her home three days after her birth mother had her and have been in love with her ever since. Cozy is friendly, smart, very athletic -- everything from kicking around the soccer ball to gymnastics -- and loves to be silly. She adores dogs, dancing, M&M's, Peppa Pig, stuffed animals, play doh/slime and pop-up books.  Her favorite activity is going to the playground and finding other kids to join her on the swing, slides and monkey bars. She went to 3-K for just a few weeks before leaving due to the coronavirus pandemic, but had a blast and is eager to go back once it is safe. She talks often about wanting a baby sister and would make an amazing sibling!