March/April 2020 Between the LinesFeb 20, 2020 03:18PM ● By Tara Spencer
Kamrin Baker—Contributing Writer
Baker is a former Omaha Magazine intern-turned-freelancer. She currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s newspaper, The Gateway, and works as a writer for Today’s Omaha Woman. She will graduate in May 2020 after studying journalism & media communications, and women’s & gender studies. When she’s not covering breaking campus news or reading on feminist theory, Baker enjoys practicing yoga, reading, petting dogs, taking naps, and going to therapy. Readers can catch her pursuing a job in marketing communications after graduation and creating more freelance magazine articles, focusing on amplifying marginalized voices and her quest to become a 21st-century Gloria Steinem.
Lisa Lukecart—Contributing Writer
Lukecart is a native of South Sioux City, who grew up with the world’s best mom and her older brother. She worked 10 years as an IT engineer with Gateway before deciding to make a difference as an educator. Lukecart is an English teacher at Millard West. She is most proud, though, of her past work there as a state champion and national award-winning journalism adviser. Lukecart is a free press fighter, wine enthusiast, runner, and tennis player. Or she hangs out with her family, the Ocean’s 3 crew, the Swoosh gang, a few close friends, or her television. Lukecart always wants to say hi to people’s dogs, talk about dogs, or show others photos of her dog. Her best friend is her 7-year-old goldendoodle, Isabella.
David Trouba —Advertising Traffic Manager
Trouba is the newest staff member at Omaha Magazine. He joins the company after running his own graphic design company, Troubadour Design Studio, in Papillion for many years. Trouba was born and raised in Omaha, and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, so he is, by birthright, a die-hard Nebraska Cornhusker fan. He enjoys cooking, playing cribbage, shooting photographs, and all things Czech and Irish. He is also a borderline golf addict, so readers will find him hitting the links whenever possible. Trouba and his wife, Susan, have three children—Dan, Ryan, and Lauren—and an outspoken corgi named Riley.
Erin Walter—Editorial Intern
Walter was born and raised in Omaha. She is a junior at Creighton University, pursuing a journalism degree and a Spanish minor. She serves as the editor-in-chief of her school’s student newspaper, the Creightonian. Last year, she participated in Encuentro Dominicano, which is Creighton’s academic service-learning study abroad program in the Dominican Republic. During her semester abroad, she worked at an assisted-care facility for elderly and vulnerable adults in the city of Santiago, studied Spanish, and worked alongside a community in the rural countryside to build an aqueduct. This experience challenged her to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. It also inspired her to love others and build community in all aspects of life, and energized her drive to tell the stories of others.
This article was printed in the March/April 2020 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.