About Us

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We think community is more than just a way to describe a small town; it captures the way people feel about where they reside, where they shop, and ultimately where they feel most at home. We live and work in the thriving community we cover.


Carole Sprunk, Owner/Publisher

Carole Sprunk is the publisher and owner of Edge Magazine. Since 2012, Carole has been involved in the newspaper and printing industries. Starting a Newspapers In Education program, having a passion for printing and love for Omaha led to purchasing Edge Magazine. (Email Carole)

Kathy Rygg, Managing Editor

Kathy, an Omaha native and graduate of Iowa State University, is a writer, editor, and children’s book author. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Elkhorn Soccer Club, for which both her sons play soccer, and she is also a volunteer for the Nebraska/Iowa Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, and the parent coordinator for the My IBD Family committee at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.  (Email Kathy)

Quentin Lueninghoener, Designer

Quentin is a graphic designer, illustrator and journalist based in Omaha, Neb. After earning a degree in News-Editorial from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Communication, he worked as a designer and artist at The Oregonian and The Omaha World-Herald. Since 2012, he’s been running a design company, Hanscom Park Studio, which worked on the design of edgemagazine.com.

Christopher Tierney, Photographer

Chris, an Omaha native, has been a photographer for 9 years and studied under several local area photographers before setting off on his own. He loves meeting new, interesting people, doesn’t take himself too seriously, and can make a mean PB&J sandwich (his wife is a classically trained French chef). In addition to shooting for Edge, he loves photographing weddings. (Christopher Tierney Photography)

Melissa Minassian, Business Development

Melissa Minassian is a serial entrepreneur with a contagious passion for life, growing brands, and helping others attain their dreams. Her strengths in strategizing, achieving, activating, and encouraging have afforded her much success in multiple industries: as a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, bestselling young adult author of “The PORTAL Chronicles” novel series, lead singer and writer for alt-pop band Ephemeral, and founder of inspirational beauty nonprofit, Brave Beauty Collective. As Business Development Executive for Edge Publications, Melissa’s talents culminate, allowing her to use her love for people – as well as her marketing, branding, and out-of-the-box business sense – to cultivate relationships and grow brand bandwidth for Edge and its many partners and contributors.

Anna Hartman, Contributing Writer

Anna is a freelance food writer, recipe tester, and culinary student who adores mise en place, eats, drinks, and outdoorsy activities. You will also find her working in the Continuing Education department at the MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts, further feeding her mise en place obsession while helping others find their way around the kitchen.

Shelly Nosbisch, Contributing Writer

Shelly Nosbisch is a teaching artist with Nebraska Writer’s Collective, coaching the Millard North and Burke High School slam poetry teams. She writes locally for Edge Magazine and has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.