About Us

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)

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)

male photographerLane Hickenbottom, Photographer

Lane Hickenbottom is a photographer and entrepreneur who loves to make people smile. Early in his career as a photojournalist, Lane learned the value of pairing good storytelling with excellent photography to elevate an organization’s message. He eventually started Omaha Headshot Company, which provides headshot and commercial photography for some of Nebraska’s most recognizable brands. When he’s not helping his customers look better than their competition, Lane enjoys hikes with his family, trying local beers, and working on home DIY projects.

Nat Ogura, Photographer

Originally from Japan, Nat has been in Omaha since 2007. She started a local food blog Yum Omaha with a focus on food photography which she has a passion for. In 2019, she expanded her hobby into Mohawk Productions LLC, which offers photography and social media management and started working with multiple agencies as a contractor in Omaha, Lincoln, and the Des Moines markets. You may have seen her work at many of local restaurants. Her motto is to capture food in a way you can almost taste. Other than being a photographer, she is a happy runner who is on the road and trail almost every day spreading her love of running.

womanNicole Buntgen, 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)

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.

Michael Watkins, Contributing Writer

Michael Watkins is a University of Iowa graduate (BA and MA) and has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications and writing/editing. He is an award-winning local, regional and national writer and communicator. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing tennis, watching movies, working in his yard and on his house and spending time with family and friends.

Andy Williams, Contributing Writer

Andy and his wife, Lorrie, have enjoyed raising their three boys in Omaha and being involved in the community through youth sports, church activities and community engagement. As a free-lance writer many of those years for various publications, Andy is also passionate about finding great stories of the Midwest–business, entertainment, cause-driven and civic–and telling those stories in a compelling way in publications such as EDGE and DINE. When he’s not writing, you’ll find Andy enjoying a run, taking a walk through a scenic area, hanging with friends and family, or leading high-performing teams to accomplish strategic business goals.