The Old Earth concert has certainly sparked more interest in Inspiration Studios. I was contacted on Monday by Milwaukee Record, the newest online news source, to see if I would be interested in an interview regarding the transformaiton of the funeral home into Inspiration Studios. What was expected by Tyler Maas to be a 20-minute interview became 60 minutes. The resulting article truly captures the story behind Inspiration Studios. It can be viewed here: "Inspiration Studios Breathes Life Into West Allis Arts"
Erico Ortiz was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico and was raised in Milwaukee. He earned his undergraduate degree at Marquette University (Spanish Education) and a Masters Degree from UW-Milwaukee (Administrative Leadership). After working for Milwaukee Public Schools (teacher, administrator) for 33 years, it was time for retirement and a new direction.