About the Mag Staff
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Jeff Kurrus completed his Bachelor’s at the University of Memphis in 1998 and Master’s from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2002. After seven years as a freelance writer for various regional and national publications, Kurrus joined the Commission in 2006 as NEBRASKAland’s Associate Editor. He spends most of his time outdoors with friends and family, and his passions include bass and northern pike fishing, and whitetail deer hunting.
Somewhat of an Air Force brat, Doug Carroll was born in Wiesbaden, Germany while his father was stationed there, but the family soon moved to Plattsmouth, Nebraska, where Doug graduated high school in 1983. After attending UN-L, Doug worked at the Norfolk Daily News for about a year and a half before moving to Hastings to work for the Tribune, where he served as a photojournalist and occasional outdoor columnist for the next 11 years.
In April 2001, Doug began working for NEBRASKAland as the Associate Editor, and was promoted to editor in November, 2005. Doug, his wife and his four kids enjoy spending time outdoors camping, fishing and hunting, especially bowhunting, when they’re not taking part in various organized sport activities.
Tim Reigert has been the Art Director of NEBRASKAland since 1995. A Lincoln native, Tim completed a Bachelor’s in Art and an Associate Degree in Anthropology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. During his tenure with the magazine, NEBRASKAland has won numerous awards relating to his graphic design including the prestigious Ozzie Award from FOLIO Magazine, and numerous Gold Ink Awards and ACI Awards (Association for Conservation Information). Tim lives in Lincoln with his wife Joleen and daughter Jamie.
Senior Editor Jon Farrar’s childhood was spent in Monroe, Nebraska, a small town along the Loup River in Platte County. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in January 1970 with a Bachelor’s in wildlife management. Farrar worked part-time for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission before being hired as a writer and photographer for NEBRASKAland in November, 1970. His interests include writing, gardening, waterfowl hunting and decoy making.
NEBRASKAland Regional Editor Eric Fowler was born in Hastings and graduated from Ogallala High School in 1988 and completed his Bachelor’s at Chadron State College in 1993. After six years as a writer and photographer with newspapers in Chadron and Scottsbluff, he joined the Commission in 1998 as Publications Editor and has been a member of the NEBRASKAland staff since 2001.
Fowler enjoys spending time in Outdoor Nebraska with friends and family, including his young son. His passions include hunting waterfowl, upland and big game, fishing, especially in the Sandhills, and camping.