Holly McAdams Olson, Director

Holly McAdams Olson joined the KHN as Director in February 2017. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as well as a BA in Arts Management and a Masters in Business Administration from Bellevue University. Prior to joining KHN, Holly established her love for supporting artists and cultivating the Arts in Omaha, working at The Union for Contemporary Art, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and as a former board member of WhyArts? Inc. Holly has lived of Union, Nebraska since 2003. Deeply rooted in the area, she is thrilled to join the KHN family and to devote herself more completely to her adopted rural home and the Nebraska City community.

You can contact Holly at 402-874-9600 or

Shelli Rasmussen, Assistant Director

Shelli Rasmussen joined the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in September 2017. She studied Elementary Education at Wayne State College and proceeded to work as an Office Manager and Events Coordinator. Shelli is passionate about mission work & goes with a team to Mexico each year to build a house for a deserving family. She also volunteers many hours each week with her church & local organizations in and around Nebraska City. It is this passion for helping that makes her excited to be working with the artists at KHN, ensuring them a relaxing & productive residency.

You can contact Shelli at 402-874-9600 or




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