Adam Backora, The Candyman

The Candyman

May 30, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Adam Backora started slinging snow cones and cotton candy at twelve years old. From his late grandfather, whose words often filtered down to him through the memories of other vendors, Backora learned such valuable bits […]

Taylor Keen Sacred Seeds

Taylor Keen’s Heirloom Efforts

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

A soft breeze rolls across the top of the sunflowers, bowing them as they stretch toward blue summer sky. Beneath them and rising ears of corn, a man weaves through thick stalks, singing an old […]

June 2019 Between the Lines

June 2019 Between the Lines

May 28, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Sara Hunt—Food Stylist Sarah Hunt grew up playing in the flight kitchens at Eppley Airfield, where her father worked with the chefs to develop menus for long flights. She has been obsessed with art, color, […]

Guy Gibson woodworking

From Imaging Tables to Coffee Tables

Posted In: B2B Magazine, People

When growing up in California, Guy Gibson’s hard-working, World War II veteran father didn’t provide an option when it came to home projects—they would never be hired out, and Guy would be helping. That work […]

Kane Adkisson's food

Chef Kane Adkisson

May 22, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Nebraska can have a pull on people. Consider a young Nebraskan heading out into the world, bright-eyed and ready to experience everything international cuisine has to offer. He travels from one country to another, learning […]

Robyn Helwig, Pacific Props

From Props in the Pacific to Detailing in Omaha

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

Despite initial skepticism from friends back home, Robyn Helwig isn’t regretting her decision to leave the Pacific Northwest for the Great Plains. In January the effervescent, 25-year-old Oregon native was honored with a 2019 Omaha […]

Tyler Lemke

From the Editor: Tyler Lemke In Memoriam

April 23, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Long before becoming Omaha Magazine’s vice president of operations and chief operations officer, Tyler Lemke started working at Our City magazine in 1989 with brother/publisher Todd Lemke while still in college at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Papillion […]

a.j.k. o'donnell

Tour de Force

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

At 21 years old, wordsmith a.j.k. o’donnell (who does not capitalize her name) is a literary force to be reckoned with. In 2018, she published her second book, This Void Beckons, and embarked on a […]

Vietnamese coin

The Lucky Coin

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

In the aftermath of the 1969 Tet  Offensive, U.S. Marine Pat Peterson found a Vietnamese coin on the ground while serving a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. The date on the coin was […]

Omaha Police Detective Tony Espejo

Keeping Pace with Detective Tony Espejo

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

No matter where you find yourself in life, you can always pull yourself back up. Omaha Police Detective Tony Espejo says “perseverance” is the key to unlocking success. Developing Omaha’s Police Athletics for Community Engagement […]