Newspaper Journalist, Omaha
School plays, art classes, band and choir in high school paved the way for me to pursue theater, writing, drawing and singing at South Dakota State University. Now I call on all those backgrounds as movie and theater writer at the Omaha World-Herald. I didn't plan a career writing about the arts. But when the opportunity came, I was ready. And even if it hadn't come, the arts add immeasurably to the richness and creativity of my life. They make me more human, and more fully alive.