Maude Squad 2017

There are some fresh faces managing the Big Omaha partnerships, editing speaker videos, coordinating volunteers, and popping in on the Big Omaha social pages! Learn the members of the Big Omaha team, and catch them at the SPN Startup Story Social on April 27 and of course at Big Omaha on May 17-19.


Brian Lee, Managing Director

Brian moved back to Omaha in 2016 to join the movement in Silicon Prairie after exploring the innovation and creative communities of Austin, Los Angeles and Denver.  His unique mix of skills originates from his time in the startup scene, entertainment business, and digital marketing space.  A graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Brian is an avid fan of midwest-based sports teams.  In his free time, you might find him on a golf course or trying new food/wine pairings. Read more about Brian, and his path back to the Omaha in his recent blog post.

Twitter: @Brian_C_Lee

Shayla Kelly, Marketing Manager

Shayla is a proud alum of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where she studied advertising, and held numerous positions including President of her honors Fraternity, Foursquare mayor of many O Street establishments, and a Proctor & Gamble brand ambassador. Recently she served four years as board secretary of the Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards, and has helped connect the Omaha tech and startup scene through events such as the Heartland Developers Conference, Big Omaha, Omaha Startup Week, and the Holiday Startup Party. You can typically find her behind the lens on the @BigOmaha snapchat.

Twitter: @ShaylaKelly

Hunter Fangmeyer, Intern

Straight outta Omaha, Hunter has been closely involved with the Startup Community through the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization. Graduating in May with a degree in International Business and Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Hunter loves to travel and studied in Germany last spring. An avid foodie, you can find Hunter exploring new restaurants and bars in the Big O, or traveling to a new destination. Seriously though, his instagram is straight fire.

Twitter: @HunterFangmeyer

Grant Sturek, Intern

Grant is a student at UNO pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics. Grant is a graduate of Omaha Central High School, and he enjoys the culture and opportunities that his hometown has to offer. A political aficionado, Grant spends much of his time reading about politics and working on various campaigns to make the Silicon Prairie a more vibrant place to live.

Twitter: @GrantSturek


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