• Althea McMickell
    Althea McMickell (8)
    Althea McMickell is a contributor to Omaha Public Power District's The Wire, including the Grab your Gloves video series.
  • Andrew Roger
    Andrew Roger (43)
    Andrew Roger is a contributor to The Wire and digital media coordinator at Omaha Public Power District. With 10 years of video production and photography experience, Andrew helps shape the image of OPPD and its employees through The Wire. Andrew and his wife keep busy with their toddler and a baby on the way. When he’s not playing on the floor with his family, Andrew works on remodeling his Midtown home, goes to local music and art shows, watches movies at Film Streams, home brews, works on video projects with his friends, and dreams about running the Dundee Theatre.
  • Angel Ruiz Flores
    Angel Ruiz Flores (2)
    Angel Ruiz Flores, an Omaha South High School graduate, is a Legacy I3 student interning at OPPD. Angel works in Economic Development, Corporate Marketing & Communications, and Government Relations. He will be attending Metro Community College to pursue an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and plans to continue his education at Bellevue University. He plans to pursue a career in economic development. Angel enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering with Young Nebraskans in Action, and relaxing at home.
  • Brook Aken
    Brook Aken (1)
    As an economic development coordinator, Brook works with business and community leaders throughout OPPD’s territory on projects involving community and business development. Brook volunteers for Partnership 4 Kids and the United Way of the Midlands. Brook enjoys traveling, skiing, and spending time with her family, friends and two Puli puppies.
  • Cris Averett
    Cris Averett (21)
    Cris Averett is responsible for communications at OPPD’s Fort Calhoun Station, as well as an array of communications projects across the district. Whenever feasible, Cris enjoys spending time with his wife and offspring, listening to music, tinkering with toys and playing a splendid game of cribbage.
  • Jason Kuiper
    Jason Kuiper (209)
    Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He is a former staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered a wide range of topics but spent the majority of his career covering crime. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has also appeared in several true crime documentary shows. In his free time he enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife and three children and reading crime novels.
  • Jeff Hanson
    Jeff Hanson (2)
    Jeff Hanson was a manager at OPPD until his retirement in April, 2016. He started working in television news immediately after graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. That part of his career took him to four TV stations in three states, including two in Nebraska. He took what he learned there to become a public information officer for the Nebraska State Patrol before joining OPPD. He and his wife Cathy have one son.
  • Jeni Radik
    Jeni Radik (5)
    Jeni Radik, a contributor to The Wire, is a jack-of-all-trades. A student at the University of Phoenix, Jeni is pursuing a communications degree, with a technology focus. She acquired the gift of gab as a cosmetologist, which she put to good use in other fields. She landed in the OPPD call center in 2008, graduating to Corporate Marketing & Communications. With 25 years’ worth of customer service skills, she morphed into a communications assistant, which is a good fit. When Jeni is not studying, she is spending time with her children, reveling with her grandchildren and bowling (she once rolled a perfect 300), among other activities.
  • Justin Gallegos
    Justin Gallegos (4)
    Justin Gallegos, an Omaha South High School graduate, is pursuing his education in the fine arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is part of the Legacy I3 program at OPPD. Justin works in Corporate Marketing and Communications at the utility. When Justin isn't working, he enjoys spending his free time outdoors, running, creating art, and most importantly, being with his family.
  • Jodi Baker
    Jodi Baker (69)
    Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. Jodi earned her degree in broadcasting from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She's worked for news stations from her hometown of Omaha to sunny San Diego. She’s married with two bright and energetic children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier. She and her husband enjoy catching up on some grown-up DVR time once the kiddos are asleep.
  • Joe Comstock
    Joe Comstock (51)
    Joe Comstock, after 16 years of working as a designer, art director, illustrator and sculptor in Los Angeles, moved back to Omaha and is currently the creative coordinator for OPPD’s Corporate Marketing & Communications. Skilled in all things creative, he can make the mundane - magical, the trite - tantalizing and the difficult – digestible. Along with being a lover of alliteration, he has a keen interest in golf, paintball, hunting and not doing yard work. His California wife moved back with him and loves everything but the winters. His two children are both stand-up comedians.
  • Laura King-Homan
    Laura King-Homan (163)
    Laura King-Homan is the managing editor of The Wire and a communications specialist at the Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.
  • Mark Trumble
    Mark Trumble (1)
    Mark Trumble is the manager of Energy Marketing at the Omaha Public Power District. Mark volunteers as a Goal Buddy at Partnership 4 Kids and has been the OPPD corporate liaison with P4K the past 2 years. Mark is an amateur photographer and videographer who is utilizing his involvement with P4K to take photos and videos to help promote their events.
  • Mary Oswald
    Mary Oswald (1)
    Mary Oswald joined Omaha Public Power District in 2018 as a corporate marketing and communications generalist after 16 years in employee communications at First National Bank.