Meet Our Directors

Jen Amis ::
Emily Bannick ::
Anne_webAnne Trumble :: Founder &

Anne is the Founder and President of Emerging Terrain. Trumble attributes a life-long interest in landscape, land use, and the embedded human narrative while growing up on the family’s homesteaded farm south of Omaha. Watching the city change and grow around a multi-generational legacy of land stewardship has provided Anne a unique perspective to and +

chris_bkw-300x104Chris Bikus :: Director & Legal Compass

Christopher is an Intellectual Property attorney in Omaha whose practice focuses on helping companies and individuals identify, protect and market their intellectual property assets.  Christopher is a frequent presenter and author on all types of intellectual property issues. Christopher received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and his law degree from +

elaine_webElaine Buescher :: Vice-President, Development Taskforce, and Grant Editor Extraordinaire

Elaine is the domestic arts administrator/CEO for the Buescher family. Prior to making this career move, she worked in arts administration at the Nebraska Arts Council and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Elaine received a BFA in Art History and a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She completed her Master’s +

richard_webRichard Sutton :: Secretary & Keeper of the Mission

Richard is a registered landscape architect in Nebraska and has been involved in teaching landscape design for over 30 years.  He has published over two dozen articles, chapters and books on rural Great Plains landscapes. Trained as both a forester and landscape architect, he received the 2003 Outstanding Alumni Award from Utah State University’s Department +