Board of Directors

The Heartland Pride Board of Directors is made up of community members who volunteer their time and effort to bring about Heartland Pride’s vision statement that “We believe in a day that the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender community is recognized for it’s contributions, globally integrated and where equality and civil rights have been achieved for all.”

Since 2010, we have valued the participation and involvement in the greater Omaha area, we are excited each year that our Pride Parade is hosted in beautiful and welcoming Council Bluffs. And since, 2011, Stinson Park has been home to the Pride Festival. It demonstrates our strength, our cooperation, and the resolve of our community to work together to produce such a diverse event each year.

Phillip Koenig




Vice President

Nikkie Trahan-Ferris




Community Outreach & Volunteering Board Member

Dominic Green

Board Member - Entertainment

Olivia Morgan

Board Member - Logistics

Kathy Estes

Fundraising Committee Chair

Danny Schwager

Danny Schwager

Marketing Communications Chair

Andrew Meyers




Entertainment Co-Chair

Drew Pauly

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Board Member

Samuel Parnell

Parade Chair