We Are O.NE. Series. Let’s make this a place where I get to be me and you get to be you. Let’s make this a place where together, we are O.NE. Put your hands in the middle and share your story.

I’m Chrisna—just a burst of positive energy! I’m a professional encourager; one who gives support, confidence and hope to others. Building people up and spreading positive vibes is what I love to do. I want to be able to mentor people and provide encouragement so they can acknowledge their personal worth!

I’ve always done things the non-traditional way. It was like I saw the world through a different lens. As much as I tried to change myself to get others to accept me. The idea of conformity kept reminding me of my originality. When you believe in your potential, that’s when you achieve greatness! Through life lessons and prayer, I discovered grace, self-love and confidence which allows me to continue to push for my dreams and live life to the fullest.

I’m a creative nutcase, in a nutshell! – I’m a creative director, producer, videographer, host and singer-songwriter. I see my life as a sketch book. I can draw anything! What will you create in yours?

How has living here shaped your life? 

I remember when I first moved to Omaha, I told myself that I was staying for only 5 years tops. It’s been nearly 10 years now! I fell in love with this place, simply because of the people. Omaha is the “land of opportunity”! I have had the opportunity to make long-lasting friendships and wonderful professional relationships throughout the years. I love the diversity and authenticity of this city. People truly genuinely care for one another in Omaha.

How do you make a difference in this community? 

I’m the Marketing Manager for the Salvation Army Kroc Center and I can put in very long hours. But that doesn’t phase me. I love what the Kroc stands for…”People are inspired to discover their God-given talents and develop their potential through artistic, educational, physical and spiritual experiences in a Christ-centered atmosphere.”

I’m able to work at a place that aligns with my morals and beliefs. I even get to share my musical talents during our Kroc Sunday Worship Services.

The time and marketing work I put into the Kroc Center has a positive impact on our members. Sharing stories on how people’s lives have changed because of a video I produced or a print piece I created, means that I’m making a difference and supporting the Kroc mission.