Gavin Schmitt has been called the go-to expert on organized crime in Wisconsin. With books including Milwaukee Mafia and Shallow Grave, he has brought long-classified documents into public view. Interviewed in newspapers, on the radio and online, Schmitt recently appeared in the documentary Milwaukee Mob.
A lifelong resident of the Fox Cities, Schmitt has also written on historical topics involving Kaukauna, Neenah, the Menominee tribe, and beyond. He sat on the board of directors for Neenah Historical Society. When not digging through dusty archives, Schmitt spends his days drinking too much coffee at Kaukauna Coffee and Tea and watching truly awful Italian giallo films all while being the local historian at the Kaukauna Public Library.