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Omaha Magazine

September 2020 Between The Lines

Aug 28, 2020 02:13PM ● By T S
Four Omaha Magazine team members

 Katie Anderson—Freelance Photographer

Anderson was born and raised in Omaha. During college she moved away for a few years only to come back when her husband found a job here. She started working at Omaha Magazine in 2010 as a publisher’s assistant before joining the art department as a graphic designer. She loves printed magazines and working “behind the scenes” to get the magazines to the printer. Anderson now spends her time working with local businesses, telling their stories through photographs. In 2019 she earned her certified professional photographer credential from the Professional Photographers of America.


Kamrin Baker—Contributing Writer

Baker is a former Omaha Magazine-intern-turned-freelancer and former editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s newspaper The Gateway. She graduated in May 2020 after studying journalism and media communications, and women’s and gender studies. When she’s not on the hunt for freelance work or reading feminist theory, Baker enjoys spending time with her shiba inu puppy Mirio, taking naps, practicing yoga, and going to therapy. She is an intern for a local digital communications company. Visit her at to learn more about her work—or just to swap dog pics.

Katrina Markel—Contributing Writer
Markel is a native of Glenwood, Iowa, and graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School In Council Bluffs. She has a BFA in theater and an M.A. in journalism from New York University. Markel started her career in television news at ABC, CBS, and Channel One.  A founding team member of the San Francisco-based blog site Lipstick & Politics, she has also been published in Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, The Omaha World-Herald and other regional publications. Markel and her husband moved back to the Midwest in 2013 after living on both coasts and abroad. In addition to writing, she has a professional expertise in online marketing and enjoys volunteering with Urban Abbey and local arts organizations. She also enjoys outdoor activities and travel, and lives with two cats.

James Vnuk—Contributing Writer
Vnuk is a full-time instructor at UNO, primarily teaching English composition to first-year students. He also has a specialty in teaching English as a second language and offers courses in ancient literature and science fiction. Aside from a small stint teaching English in Qingdao, China, Vnuk has lived in Omaha since 2007, and has written articles for Omaha Magazine since 2015. His favorite pastimes are cooking and tinkering with retro A/V equipment, but most of his time is spent doting on his three guinea pigs with his fiancée. This past year, Vnuk learned to play the didgeridoo, and is slowly working toward finishing his first novel.

This article first appeared in the September 2020 issue of Omaha Magazine. Click here to subscribe to the print edition.