About Us

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Front row Gabby Hellbusch Carole Sprunk Michael Meyer Kathy Rygg Nicole Buntgen Back row Anna Hartman Chris Tierney Lane Hickenbottom Quentin Lueninghoener Not pictured Shelly Nosbisch and Ben VanKat

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.

womanCarole 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)

manMichael Meyer, Co-owner

Michael has always been writer at heart. Over the past 6 years he has covered the Nebraska craft beer scene through his blog joejavastout.com and has published two books. Michael is a supporter of the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild. He has a passion for supporting local businesses and charities.

womanKathy Rygg, Executive Editor

Kathy, an Omaha native and graduate of Iowa State University, is a writer, editor, and children’s book author. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Elkhorn Athletic Association,  a committee member for the Nebraska/Iowa Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation annual Night of Champions event, and the parent coordinator for the My IBD Family committee at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.  (Email Kathy)

womanGabby Hellbusch, Managing Editor

Gabby, a rural Nebraska native and journalism graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for storytelling and local business. She also enjoys serving as a mentor for the TeamMates program. In her free time, she can be found taking regular trips to the library, shopping at local boutiques, and spending time with friends and family. (Email Gabby)

womanNicole Buntgen, Social Media Manager & Contributing Writer

Nicole has a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and fell in love with advertising as a freshman. Now, she utilizes her communication skills and her creative mindset to help grow the Edge and Dine brands throughout the state and region. (Email Nicole)

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.

manChristopher 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)

womanAnna 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.

womanShelly 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.