Meet the Bruckschen Family (Jesse, Megan, Cameron & Aubrey)!
Why does your family love our County: I grew up in the smaller town of Suffield, Ohio and Jesse grew up in Mishicot. When he and I were deciding where to purchase a house and put down our roots we decided on Manitowoc. Originally, it was a mid-point between his job in Kohler and my school in Green Bay and there was post-college opportunity in multiple directions of the city. We couldn’t have made a better decision in choosing a place where we are raising our children, Cameron & Aubrey. Manitowoc offers a safe, fun-filled, family-friendly lifestyle. As a family, we find joy in some of the simplest things our community has to offer like a bike ride on the Mariner’s Trail, a walk through the Lincoln Park Zoo, the sound of the SS Badger horn in the summer, sledding at Washington Junior High or a day at Neshotah Beach. Jesse and I both also feel strongly that our children who are enrolled in the Manitowoc Public School District are receiving a quality educational experience with some of the best teachers in the state.
Positive experience: After an unexpected job position elimination this past September, I was forced to look for new employment. I preferred to stay in Manitowoc, as I love being part of the community and wanted to be nearby my children since my husband commutes daily to Kohler. I am continually gracious for the outpouring of support from local business leaders and owners who reached out to me during my transition, sending me job leads and offered to be a reference. I am now excitedly helping to promote the “coast” as the Sales Associate at the Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau!
Favorite thing about Manitowoc: As a family we love starting our Saturday mornings with breakfast and coffee at the Farmer’s Market in Downtown Manitowoc. Typically after breakfast we will take a walk along the river and do a visual check on water conditions on the Lake. If all looks well and the weather forecast matches up with our visual check we will launch our boat at the Manitowoc Marina and go out for a different view of the coast. The kids love when we pull by the shore and they can splash around and look for rocks. All of this is only minutes away from our home!