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Moving Wisconsin Forward

...one joke at a time.

As Goes Wisconsin believes there is a fun, innovative, and uncomplicated way to talk about state and local politics while still celebrating all things Wisconsin.

We create content that informs, entertains and inspires civic engagement because it’s up to all of us to do our part to keep Wisconsin moving forward.

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Meet The Team

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Kristin Brey

Founder

Kristin Brey is a writer, video creator and radio host whose work can be defined by getting people to laugh, making the super complicated super not & motivating more people to give a damn.

While born and raised in Madison, WI, Kristin spent half her life bouncing around the coasts and changing career paths almost as often as she changed her hair color.

In 2020, those disparate experiences, combined with a global pandemic and getting stuck at her parents’ place in central Wisconsin led to the creation of As Goes Wisconsin. And as they say, the rest is history.

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We are always looking for people to contribute their opinion pieces to our blog. Only catch is it has to do with our great state of Wisconsin.

Note:

Ask Goes Wisconsin is a media site that editorializes the incredible reporting done by local and state journalists across Wisconsin. We pride ourselves in being able to find humor and break things down in layperson’s terms, but it should be noted that we are not the people doing the direct reporting in the field. 

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Kristin Brey Headshot

Founder & Host

Kristin Brey

Kristin Brey is a writer, digital producer and comedian whose work can be defined by three pursuits:

  1. Getting people to laugh
  2. Making the super complicated super not
  3. Motivating more ppl to give a damn

While born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Kristin spent half her life bouncing around the coasts and changing career paths almost as often as she changed her hair color, including:

  • Pursuing acting as a teenager in Hollywood
  • Graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley
  • Managing tech bros on sales teams in Silicon Valley
  • Surviving open mic nights in New York City


In 2017, Kristin taught herself how to shoot and edit in order to create her YouTube series,
Below the Fold, her first foray into using comedy to break down complex topics through video.

In 2020, those disparate experiences, combined with a global pandemic and getting stuck at her parents’ place in central Wisconsin led to the creation As Goes Wisconsin. And as they say, the rest is history.

Kristin did manage to move out of her parents’ place, and now resides in Milwaukee with her husband and their chihuahua, Big Cliff.

Radio Legend & Producer

Jane Matenaer

While she began her broadcasting career in Minnesota, Jane Matenaer’s voice and distinctive laugh have been heard in her home state of Wisconsin since 1984.

Jane joined Kristin Brey’s “As Goes Wisconsin” on the Civic Media Network in July of 2022 and is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new venture as producer, side-kick and forager of funny songs.

Married for 20 years to a cantankerous Englishman, Jane has a long theatre background, adores animals and has a love/hate relationship with gardening.

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