Happening in Milwaukee|
|Irish Fest: August 18 to August 21, 2011|
|German Fest: July 29 to July 31, 2011|
Summer (Largest Native American Festival in the world) 9-9 to 9-11|
|Polish Fest: June 20 to June 22, 2011 |
direct cell phone: 414-899-2036
Brumder Mansion Bed and Breakfast is blessed to have Ms. Tonja Thomas as our permanent
Innkeeper. She is a talented woman who uses her gift of warm hospitality and combines
it with tough business savvy experience to manage the complex day to day operations
of both the Brumder Mansion and Grand Central. One traveler stated that the Innkeeper
made the best breakfast that they’ve had in years!! With multiple skills as the
top chef, Tonja has elevated both properties to a new level of excellence that
“wows” the guest as soon as they arrive and throughout their stay.
level of excellence did not develop over night. As a very young girl in Mississippi,
she worked at her mother and stepfather’s Bed & Breakfast. Tonja has vivid memories
of daily responsibilities; serving drinks, serving snacks in the gambling hall,
and cleaning & frying fresh fish (from the family owned catfish farm) for countless
hearty breakfasts. Her favorite responsibility during her busy childhood? To nurture
and care for the numerous puppies living at the family’s dog kennel. Through these
early experiences of helping with the family businesses is how Tonja developed
her service heart.
At the age of 15, Tonja decided to move to Milwaukee,
Wi. to live with her father and further develop her service heart. In the late
1980’s, she began to cultivate her gift of caring by working with seniors in residential
assisted living homes. Developing her senior care skills gave her a new opportunity
to practice compassion and patience.
In 1999 a new skill emerged and
developed when she took on the challenge of opening her own Childcare Center.
The Center successfully operated until 2006 when later that year she decided to
fulfill her dream to obtain a Hotel and Hospitality Management degree from Milwaukee
Area Technical College (MATC). She was excited to be accepted into this highly
demanding program. With prior internships in Vegas under her belt, a prestigious
internship at the historic Knickerbocker Hotel and Condominium complex was required
for successful completion of this program. June 2007 Tonja graduated from MATC.
Armed with solid credentials and varied experiences, Tonja has also become
a valued employee of Four Points Sheraton in Milw. As Executive Housekeeper she
manages a staff of 25 daily. Ensuring that this 149 room property is spotless
requires great attention to detail and top management skills. Tonja is enjoying
her career as it affords her the opportunity to live with passion in the service
industry. As Executive Housekeeper and Innkeeper at the Brumder Mansion Bed &
Breakfast and Grand Central, Tonja’s fulfilling her dream to share her gifts and
talents with people to make their lives a bit more uncomplicated.
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West Wisconsin Avenue|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208
Milwaukee Attractions |
brick facade and structural elegance
Historic Walking Tours
In the park
Irish Fest |
A Cultural Experience
Renaissance Revival Mansion
Built ion 1892