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.

Although a lot of my life revolves around the majestic world of cinema and film, my true love is and always will be stories. As I was growing up in Hastings, NE, I dove deep into understanding the creators of some the best stories that have been told in our history. Checking out books in elementary school about Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr.(Frankenstein and The Wolf Man) to seeing Ira Glass (This American Life) enact his craft upon an awestruck audience at the Holland Center. And to be able to present some of the best stories on the big screen to an Omaha audience has given me the greatest professional and personal satisfaction I could ask for.

I moved to Omaha for work and I’ve loved every second of it.

Omaha provides so many opportunities to pursue your creative endeavors with its robust community of creators but also being grounded in its Midwestern roots. Having that laid-back atmosphere in a “big city” feel has been an important part of my growth as an individual and a professional.

How do you make a difference in this community? 

One big goal of mine since working at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was to use my position and influence to give back to the community whether it be our yearly Management Community Project or our annual Toy Drive that coincides with the holiday release of a Star Wars film. It’s a beautiful thing to see our Alamo guests get onboard with the “community” aspect of our theater because they believe in what we do.