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Eric Crouch

Eric Crouch Age: 34 Accolades: Record-setting Nebraska quarterback; 2001 winner of the Heisman Trophy, awarded annually to the most outstanding college football player in the U.S. Currently: Big Ten Network analyst; owner of Crouch Recreation   I’m most thankful for the people I’ve met and the relationships I’ve built through […]

HUG Evangelist

As a little girl, Mary Clare Sweet watched her mother practice yoga with a sense of awe. In the 1980s, yoga wasn’t yet mainstream, and Lincoln yogis like her mother met in basements to practice an ancient art form that felt exotic and special. Watching her mother, Sweet would sometimes […]

Real Estate Tycoon

Adam Briley strives daily to be a better leader. He’s read dozens of books on the topic – author John Maxwell is a favorite – and has crisscrossed the country for leadership seminars and conferences. A tattoo on Briley’s right shoulder reminds him to “burn the boats,” a phrase inspired […]

Matchmaking Maven

Courtney Hawkins knows first – hand how hard the dating game can be. “I met a lot of frogs be – fore I met my fiancé,” she confesses. Meeting the right person and falling in love takes time, Hawkins affirms. It’s tough. So for Hawkins, who honed her skills helping […]

Makeover Master

Some days, Omaha stylist Kirby Keomysay uses shears and a blow – dryer to make women look beautiful. Other days, he uses chicken wire, hot glue and Styrofoam. Keomysay, owner of Kontempo salon, has mastered the spectrum of hair styling. He’ll give women a killer blowout during Kontempo’s Happy Hour […]

Omaha’s Young & Talented

Omaha is the kind of town where a kid from Grand Island who grew up styling mannequins can win a reality TV show and start a salon – all before turning 25. Omaha is a city where a 25-year-old with a talent for love connections can count hundreds of relationships […]

Meet The Sidders

Brittany and Troy Sidders have long felt the call to educate children. As a young girl in Edgar, Neb., Brittany dreamed about being a teacher like her mother and grandfather. Troy always liked kids growing up in Kenesaw, Neb., and in college he realized his gift was teaching others. They […]

Meet The Van Dykes

Eight years ago, Greg Van Dyke called his wife over his lunch hour to deliver a surprise.   “I’ve got good news and bad news,” the Tenaska Energy CFO told her. “The good news: I’ve cleared my schedule and taken care of all the logistics for you to go to […]

Meet The Khans

Ask a power couple what makes them great, and the response will not include attributes like intelligence, ambition or beauty — though many of the Misters and Misses featured here have such qualities in abundance. They will not mention portmanteaus (see Bennifer, Brangelina, TomKat) or other mono-monikers to mark their […]