Kate Ryan Brewer is directing and producing a feature documentary on forced and child marriage in the United States called “Knots: A Forced Marriage Story,” and directing a short horror film called “The Murder King.”
In early 2019, Clark published his first work as a published author, with the memoir, Unlikely Viking – From the D.C. Projects to Rural Nebraska. Clark currently works as the Executive Director at the Greater Fremont Development Council, in Fremont, Nebraska.
Theola Cooper has been a Crime Prevention Specialist with the Omaha Police Department’s Northeast Precinct for eight years.
For the past eight years, Sidney Gnann has worked to improve lives by building community centered on a physical place. As Executive Director at the Joslyn Castle, he’s gathering a coalition of people who love the historic urban estate so much that they’re willing to invest in keeping it for the future.
Ashley Gorham has spent the last seven years growing a fitness business; transforming lives through coaching, behavior change, and acknowledging the impact of diet culture on our psychological and physiological health.
Dr. Hermsen is an infectious diseases pharmacist and is the Head of Global Antimicrobial Stewardship at Merck & Co., Inc., where she focuses on optimizing antimicrobial use through education, research, and advocacy.
Jocelyn is a local Omaha musician and winner of Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award for Best Pop Artist and Artist of the Year. She is currently touring with Hootie & The Blowfish and Barenaked Ladies.
Jeff Koterba is lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for his swing band, Prairie Cats, which has performed at the South by Southwest Music Festival and beyond.
Lance Kugler, MD, is founder and physician CEO of Kugler Vision. Dr. Kugler serves as Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is also one of the five original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance.
Ruth Meints has been the Executive Director of the Omaha Conservatory of Music (OCM) since 2005 and authored the String Sprouts curriculum launched in 2013.
Bill Moore has spent the last 20+ years covering the world of electric vehicles for his EVWorld.com website. In 2015, he launched Quikbyke to rent solar-charged electric bikes to tourists, an experience which he now seeks to enhance using Augmented Reality through his Toons Technology startup.
Bre Phelan is Founder and President of Felius Cat Café, a local nonprofit whose mission is to revolutionize the cat adoption experience.
Throughout his career, Todd has witnessed trust, collaboration, and problem-solving succeed by deliberately using affirmative words and phrases. He continues to successfully use that approach today in his role as Chief of Organizational Development and Innovation at U.S. Strategic Command.
Cathy Solarana is the founding principal, designer, and brand and equity strategist at Wheelhouse Collective.
Ron Woerner is the President and Chief Trusted Advisor of RWX Security Solutions, LLC.