Mark Schmitt's Creativ/Edge Studio 

has been made possible by the generosity of the Schmitt Family

 Often times survivors and caregivers a re looking for an alternative to fill thier afternoon.  The studio was created for just that purpose.    It is for those affected by ABI and TBI who enjoy working with their creative hands, digging deep inside their creative minds, and opening up their creative spirit to make something beautiful.  Explore everything from wine cork creations to mandalas to jewelry making and more!   

​Brain Injury: I can explain it to you, but I cannot understand it for you™

We are a 501C3, Registered Charity 27-4483622, Tax Exempt Organization

We are 100% funded through the generosity of people like you

​​Bethany Rieth Memorial Garden is very special addition to our Waukesha location is dedicated to all those who have suffered a loss of a loved one.    Live, Laugh, Love are the words and manner in which Bethnay chose to live her life.  The one she exemplified the most was LOVE!  ​Take time to visit, relax, and reflect.  Whether you are struggling with how to cope with life after surviving a brain injury or you are grieving the loss of a loved one, (open spring through fall)  the garden is waiting for you.  Visit our Ideas for Healing page for inspiration and information. 

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The head of the B-INSIDE Team is co-founder and TBI survivor Mrs. Bari Rieth

Bari is quoted as saying, "BI-INSIDE Magazine provides its readers with information about brain injury, recovery and everything in-between."   Our goal is for BI-INSIDE Magazine to be used for informational purposes and for readers to be able to use BI-INSIDE Magazine in combination with our Resource Facilitation Service to obtain the information they are seeking.  BI-INSIDE  is published bi-annually, in March and September and we are always on the lookout for writers and contributors.  Consider becoming a member of the BI-INSIDE Team today.  Interested in advertising?  Reasonable rates and an audience tailored to your product and / or service is waiting to hear about you.    <BIRC BULLETIN ARCHIVE>

Resource Facilitation  is our corner stone service and is a partnership that helps people and communities choose, get and keep information, services and supports to make informed choices and meet their goals.  The collaborative process involves participants (individuals with brain injury and their personal support systems) working in partnership with facilitators (individuals who provide assistance in navigating systems) to achieve agreed upon goals.  Kathy Richardson heads up the RF Team.



Our Vision: 

A world where all preventable brain injuries are prevented, all unpreventable brain injuries are minimized and all individuals who have experienced brain injury maximize their quality of life.

Our Mission:

To offer assistance, provide resources, and create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, and advocacy

Our Programs and Services = Our Goals: 

  • BRAIN INJURY 101 > To educate the public, raise awareness, and answer questions
  • ADVOCACY INFORMATION > To encourage self-reliance
  • UPCOMING EVENTS > To bring families, friends, and the community together through social events
  • BRAIN INJURY ID CARD > Inform Law Enforcement and First Responders
  • BI-INSIDE Magazine > Your ultimate source for information about life after brain injury
  • CONCUSSION 101> To promote prevention awareness
  • ONSITE LIBRARY > To provide resources to survivors, families and the communiry
  • SUPPORT GROUPS > To provide informationm about statewide support meetings and organizations
  • RESOURCE DIRECTORYOnline websites and information
  • CREATIVE EDGE > To encourage a new beginning through the mentoring of entrepreneurial  skill, to teach through classes and workshops and encourage survivors to  enhance daily skills
  • CONTACT US > To eliminate the silent epidemic one group or organization at a time!


2020 Studio Session Schedule

June 17 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) - Birdhouse Art

July 15 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – Stepping Stone Mosaic

August 12 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – Whitewash Pots and Corks

September 16 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – “Reach for the Stars” Hand Collage

October 14 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – TBD

November 18 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – Stovetop Hat, Holiday Decor

The Tote Bag Program is available to all Trauma hospitals in Wisconsin.  The intent of the program is to provide the necessary items needed when a family enters the ICU due a loved one sustaining a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.   Each Tote Bag is valued at $50.00 and your support for this program will go along way to helping a family in crisis!