Staff

Amanda Q. Kephart

Amanda Q. Kephart

Community Engagement and Public Program Manager

She/Her/Hers

Amanda Q. Kephart is a born and bred Nebraskan. Amanda has always appreciated Omaha’s eclectic opportunities to access art. Her love of all things creative was nurtured by her family and teachers – she has many fond memories of spending afternoons and evenings watching from darkened auditorium seats while dancers, singers, and actors performed across the various stages in Omaha. 

She is a proud graduate of Metropolitan Community College and of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Upon completion of her BS in History, she continued to pursue her education. She took her love of yoga to an ashram and recently became an RYT200. During that time her reality and focus shifted, she realized that trying to enhance the world, lifting up its beauty, seemed to be a natural place to start. She is interested in the intersection of repetitious thought and movement with creativity.

Amanda is a member of the National Council for Public History and the Coordinating Council for Women in History. She has been a wedding singer, a bartender, and flown across the country on a dare. She considers herself to be a true Renaissance Woman. Amanda loves to sing, read, and ruminate – when she’s not spending time with her fuzzy roommates and her husband, Alex.

Her arrival at the KANEKO is a natural fit. Amanda is excited to have the opportunity to build a stronger presence in Omaha and the surrounding communities. She looks forward to pushing the boundaries of our community’s expectations of what creativity is and how we at the KANEKO explore it.

For more information about KANEKO Community Engagement and Public Programming, contact Amanda.

Contact | amanda@thekaneko.org