Lizzy Diamond (yes, that’s her real last name) grew up in Bennington with her three siblings and now attends Nebraska Wesleyan University. She is majoring in English with minors in communications and theater arts. During her time as editorial intern, she has had some fun and learned so much about the writing and editorial processes at Omaha Magazine. She also loves performing with the NWU theater department, where she is usually playing a child, but sometimes she gets to be an adult. When she is not working, writing or stuck at some rehearsal, she can be found visiting the Omaha zoo, lounging with an adorable basset hound, reading historical fiction or romance novels, and telling everyone about her latest celebrity crush. After graduating next spring, she hopes to live out her dreams of becoming a writer or editor and getting to travel to Europe.
Matt Wieczorek—Creative Director
Proudly born and raised in Ralston, Matt is the youngest of four boys. A multi-sport athlete and 2002 graduate of Ralston High School, he holds degrees in graphic design, computer graphics, and illustration from the now-shuttered Creative Center. Matt’s professional life has taken him from Hayneedle to DocuLynx, to Fat Brain Toys and finally Omaha Magazine. This DIY’er enjoys building and welding, and considers himself an amateur carpenter (and shade-tree mechanic), all of which are useful skills he and his wife, Chelsie, are using to fix up their Ralston abode. Matt relishes the outdoors—camping, hiking, and biking as often as possible. During downtime, Matt enjoys relaxing with a cigar and a tumbler of small-batch whiskey while hanging out with Chelsie and his English bull terrier, Koa.
Sara Wiebold—Contributing Writer
Born and raised in Omaha, Sara Wiebold returned to Nebraska with her two kids and fiancé when COVID shuttered the restaurant industry in 2020. She has spent time working and managing dining concepts in Lincoln, Omaha, and St. Louis, and received her Sommelier Certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers in March 2017. She has held every position in a restaurant, from hostess to general manager to her current role as the beverage director at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. Self-described as hospitality-obsessed, her favorite hobby is dining out with friends and family, exploring all the Omaha (and beyond) dining scene has to offer. Sara is our newest restaurant reviewer, bringing light to the amazing chefs and culinary institutions the metro has to offer.
This article originally appeared in the September 2023 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.