Mitch Nelles

Long-Time Milwaukee Resident & Huge Sports Fan

Born and raised in Boston, Mitch brings a bit of an east coast attitude to his fandom. He moved to Wisconsin in 1990, where he attended Nicolet High School and the University of Wisconsin. His grandparents and the entire mother's side of his family were born and raised in Milwaukee. Mitch has worked for the Wisconsin State Journal, the Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN Milwaukee and iHeartMedia Milwaukee. Also very active in the community, Mitch has emceed and auctioneered events for Make-a-Wish, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Variety of Wisconsin, Russell Wilson's personal foundation and The Guest House, to name a few. Mitch has served on the boards of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Globall Giving and the JCC. Mitch's greatest sports memory was being in the crowd when the Red Sox won the 2004 World Series, and yes, his hair was dyed Green and Purple as a member of the 2001 Hoop Troop. He resides in Whitefish Bay with his wife, Ellie Gettinger, the Director of Education at Jewish Museum Milwaukee; and their daughters Hallie and Nora.