Jared joined the Nebraska Arts Council team after years of experience in the field of journalism media communications. A past editor-in-chief of the Gateway newspaper and editorial assistant at Omaha Magazine, Jared has a flare for writing. He also brings an eye for photography to the NAC wheelhouse. His interest in the arts stems from his lifelong music involvement in the Omaha metro area--from regular attendance at the Omaha Symphony to playing in music ensembles at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jared still plays in a local band and volunteers his photo/video skills to several local arts organizations.