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September 2019 Between the Lines

August 20, 2019 by

Jane GlazerEditorial Intern

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Jane Glazer was born and raised in Omaha. She is majoring in journalism and communication, and minoring in psychology, at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Her favorite spot in Omaha is Midtown, where she enjoys spending summer nights outside. She loves writing, hiking, traveling, rewatching New Girl, and spending time with friends and family. As a rising sophomore, she is still unsure where she wants to be post-graduation, but hopes to be able to share important, interesting stories.

Joshua PetersonOperations Officer

Josh PetersonJoshua Peterson’s main job is being a father and husband. He considers himself amazing at both; however, his children and wife are less than impressed with his work ethic. As a family they enjoy goofing around, riding bikes, reading, and meals that dad doesn’t want to cook so they can eat out.  At Omaha Magazine Josh does his best to fix or Band-Aid any problems that arise and tries to build a more efficient future. In his spare time, Josh is a volunteer firefighter/paramedic for the Bennington Volunteer Fire Department and participates in adult PE (CrossFit). His idea of a dream day is sitting in a garage in the fall just before kickoff with M&D and blue yummies. Josh also credits himself with starting the phrase “Living the Dream” and selfies.

Scott StewartContributing Writer

Scott StewartScott Stewart grew up being told not to go into fiction writing, so he’s a nonfiction writer instead, at least until he decides what to be when he grows up. Scott has worked as a reporter and editor at several metro-area newspapers, and he’s currently the local news editor of The Daily Record. He’s a military brat who likes punk rock, museums, and traveling, and he went vegetarian before it was cool. Scott was an overachiever at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. He’s marrying his best friend in October, and you can find them complaining about North Dakota, Nebraska, and Creighton fans at UNO hockey games.

Chris Hatch
Contributing Writer

Chris HatchChris Hatch is a Nebraska native, freelance journalist, and person who cares a little too much about Husker sports. When he’s not smashing his fingers into computer keys, trying to turn word sparks into wildfire, he’s chasing his 7-year-old’s bike down the street or having “Baby Shark” dance parties with his 2 ½ year old daughter. A proud Lincolnite who looks back fondly on his time in Omaha, Chris can often be found cracking open a bottle of cheap red wine with his wife and watching true crime TV shows late into the night.

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

July/August 2019 Between the Lines

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.

November/December 2018 Between the Lines

October 29, 2018 by

Dylan LongwellEditorial Intern

Dylan Longwell is an Omaha native with a passion for writing and exploring. He aspires to connect with others beyond the superficial level, as he believes that’s what drives culture forward in a positive way. At his job at Blue Moon Fitness, Longwell is exposed to the diversity of Omaha and strives to continually broaden his perspective on the city. He will earn a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in December 2018. Upon graduating, he hopes that his writing can help bring Omaha’s sometimes divided segments of the society closer together. Easier said than done, right? If Longwell isn’t working or studying, then he is probably spending time with family, friends, or lounging around the house with his cat, Slim.

Dylan Longwell

Kate LoeckeManagerial Assistant

If you’re looking for Kate Loecke, check the racetrack. Loecke grew up in a family with more than 50 years of experience in competitive driving. She became active in the sport competitively about a year ago after her mother passed away. Nowadays, she travels and races with the Cornhusker Corvette Club. The (thus far) undefeated driver has broken multiple records and claimed the title of “Overall Top Competitor” in one of her family’s 15 Corvettes. But she hasn’t done it alone. Loecke says her mother is always there with her in the car in spirit. Although Loecke feels at home behind the wheel of her favorite yellow ’67 Corvette, she hopes to one day take a break from racing to visit Ireland—her dream vacation—before getting back to the track.

Kate Loecke

Sandra MartinContributing Writer

Sandra Martin is no stranger to Omaha Magazine. In her early days as a freelance writer, Martin’s many articles for the magazine featured offbeat topics such as a local coven of witches (“Do a Few Rites Make It Wrong?”) and what it’s like to be imprisoned in the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Martin has also written local and national ad copy and a weekly newspaper column focusing on human-interest stories, or “whatever was going on in my life at the time.” A later freelance assignment to write a video script opened up a whole new world and led to her not only writing but producing videos. In the early 1990s, she achieved her dream of producing a documentary collection titled “View from the Inside,” to help people better understand various life experiences.

Sandra Martin

Sol MarburgMarketing Intern

Sol Marburg is a junior pursuing his bachelor’s degree in marketing at Drake University in Des Moines. When not studying or working at Omaha Publications, Marburg does marketing work for the Jewish Federation in Omaha and is involved in the community it serves. He is also a passionate car enthusiast, and he organized the monthly Countryside Cars & Caffeine car show at Countryside Village during the summer. Aside from his time studying in Des Moines, Marburg has lived his whole life in Omaha and loves it here—though he also enjoys traveling whenever he can. His other hobbies include biking and writing. He hopes to pursue a career in advertising or possibly open his own vintage car dealership.

Sol Marburg

This article was printed in the November/December 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Between the Lines

August 23, 2018 by
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Cameron McClarty—Contributing Videographer

Cameron McClarty is a young, driven, creative artist who rarely sleeps. His mind is always racing with new and different ideas on how his creativity can be shared with the widest audience. A native of Omaha, most of his education was spent in Catholic school, where discipline was taught to be second-nature. Earning a degree from Metropolitan Community College in video-audio communications art gave him the motivation to keep his vision alive and moving in a positive direction. McClarty continues to follow his passion as a videographer, photographer, graphic designer, editor, animator, and creative director. He recently began a full-time career at Kreative Element and is enjoying every minute of it.

Kamrin Baker—Editorial Intern

Kamrin Baker is majoring in journalism and media communications and minoring in women’s and gender studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. This fall semester, she is the digital editor for the Gateway Newspaper, but in the past she has written for publications such as HuffPost, MTV News, and Gloria Steinem’s Women’s Media Center. When she is not buried in sources and stylebooks, Baker enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga, traveling, rewatching Parks and Recreation on Netflix, petting dogs, and taking naps. She is vocal about issues that affect her, such as gender equality and the destigmatization of mental illness, and works tirelessly to tell stories that matter. After graduation, she hopes to use her passions to amplify the voices of women (including her own) via creative storytelling and unique leadership.

Patrick Mainelli—Contributing Writer

Patrick Mainelli is a writer and photographer living in Omaha. He is a graduate of the UNO English Department and works as communications manager at The Union for Contemporary Art. His nonfiction, which often explores the natural and human landscapes of Omaha and surrounding areas, has appeared in the journals Fourth Genre, The New Territory, and New Ohio Review among others, and has been featured on the public radio program Living on Earth. He is currently at work on a photo and essay series on the home site of James Baldwin—“Hermit Jim”—in Bellevue’s Fontenelle Forest. His writing and photography can be found at patrickmainelli.com.

Sophia Galardi—Sales Assistant

Sophia Galardi was born and raised in Papillion with her two brothers and one sister. This animal lover grew up with a dog, five cats, horses, chickens, bees, canaries, and pigeons. Galardi is a senior at UNO, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies with concentrations in general administration, communications, and gerontology. She also works as a suite attendant at Baxter Arena. Galardi lives in an apartment with her 84-year-old grandma, and together, they enjoy laughing at silly things, getting pedicures, and eating watermelon. When she isn’t studying or spending time with Grandma, she can be found spending time with her boyfriend, thrift store shopping, working out, and watering her 30 plants. Galardi dreams of being a mom and owning a dog.

This article was printed in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Between the Lines

June 20, 2018 by

Elizabeth Kottich – Editorial Intern

Elizabeth Kottich of Neola, Iowa, is pursuing a master’s degree in English with a focus on creative nonfiction writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. When she is not busy with schoolwork, she enjoys reading about history, writing nonfiction, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. She looks forward to writing her thesis and finishing her degree (next year) before securing a position teaching high school English in the Omaha area. In the future, she hopes to continue teaching high school English while also teaching a few college classes. She also hopes to become a published creative nonfiction author and to write professionally.

Sara Locke – Contributing Writer

Sara Locke was born in Omaha, raised on poorly constructed Polish food, and graduated from a love of pizza rolls to the prestigious title of editor and food columnist at The Reader in 2014. She is young enough that she will tell you her real age if you ask directly but old enough not to volunteer the information. A freelance wordsmith, she one day realized that someone could make a living turning words into dollars (and it might as well be her). “Mamba” to three—one of whom can’t pronounce the word “mama”—when she isn’t writing for local papers, magazines, and media firms, she is writing her blog See Mom Date, teaching yoga, or torturing herself over which photos of her children to delete from her phone.

Michael McCurdy – Editorial Intern

Michael McCurdy resonates with the term “in-betweener,” as he spends most of his days shuffling through a large and pretentious vinyl collection, yet he appreciates the art of sport (and can be found profusely sweating and cursing during every Hawkeye football game). A student of journalism and cinema at the University of Iowa, Michael hopes to write and direct a modern version of Richard Linklater’s Slacker before becoming one of its characters. He has worked as a sports reporter and web editor for the University of Iowa’s student newspaper, the Daily Iowan, while also running an online film column for the university’s radio station, KRUI. In his free time, you can find him reading lists of all-time-best movies and albums, sometimes ranking his own (though the first-place spot is difficult to nail down: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or Pet Sounds).

William Hess – Contributing Photographer

Editorial and commercial photographer William Hess is back in Omaha. During his previous six years in Kansas City, he cut his teeth in the industry and worked for several studios. William and his wife also brought a beautiful daughter into the world (two years ago). But with baby No. 2 on the way, the thought of raising two children away from friends and family got them rethinking priorities. They decided it was time to return to “The Good Life.” They sold their house, packed up, and headed Home-aha. Besides working, William loves spending time outdoors and exploring local culture. Showing his daughter the wonders of the world—from the smallest bugs to the biggest buildings—it’s exciting for him just to walk outside and see the world through her eyes.

This article was printed in the July/August 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine.