Childhood photo foreshadows UWM architecture grad’s future

A 4-year-old with two brooms and a toy car had an idea: He’d tie the brooms to the back of the battery-powered Jeep and clean the streets. It was a foreshadowing of what Gabriel Yeager wanted to do with his life: downtown management.

That dream led Yeager to UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. While in school, he landed an internship at a downtown Milwaukee business improvement district. And that led to a job offer there before graduation.

“I hope I make my parents proud,” Yeager said. “I moved to the city of Milwaukee from Minnesota in 2014, have put down roots here, have made friends here, and really the opportunity to continue working in this world-class city is an absolute dream come true. I’m proud to be part of the story.”