June 13, 2019 by

Samantha WeidemanEditorial Intern

Sam WeidemanSamantha Weideman is a senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, studying journalism and political science. She is the digital editor for The Gateway and communications intern for Omaha Church of Christ. She has served as a member of the Student Publications Board and assisted The Gateway’s marketing team with fundraising events. When she is not writing or studying, Weideman enjoys reading Batman comics, thrift store shopping, attending concerts, and finding new restaurants and coffee shops with her campus ministry.

Greg JerrettContributing Writer

Greg JerrettGreg Jerrett has been writing for Omaha Magazine since 2015. He is an old-school newspaperman who likes to brag way too much about being old school, the people he’s interviewed (Tori Amos, Seymour Hersh, Paul Begala, and Steve King), and his small slew of awards, most recently a 2017 Great Plains Journalism Award for Best Magazine News Writing. Jerrett earned a B.S. in sociology and English from Iowa State University long ago and drinks on the job as a Nightlife bar reviewer for the Go! section of the Omaha World-Herald. His hobbies include Canadian sitcom trivia.

Niz ProskocilContributing Writer

Niz ProskocilNiz Proskocil is an Omaha-based freelance writer covering food, travel, arts, and entertainment. She is a journalism graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha who has worked as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. Her work appears in numerous print and online publications. She particularly enjoys writing about travel trends, hotels, and destinations around the globe as a contributing writer for a West Coast-based travel publication.

Lauren FaberMarketing Intern

Lauren FaberLauren Faber is a senior at Northwestern College in Orange City Iowa, where she is studying business and marketing. Faber’s friends describe her as a workaholic, she always has to stay a little too busy. As an avid traveler, Faber can always be found planning her next trip. Lately, she has taken adventures through Europe, the Tetons, and Mexico. She also runs her own photography business along with taking sports images for her college. In her limited free time, you can find Faber bingeing shows on Netflix, cooking, shopping, or laughing with her friends and family.


This article was printed in the July/August 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.