Jim Shaffer


Jim Shaffer is co-founder and current Chairman of the Board of the 402 Arts Collective. Since his junior high days, Jim has been involved in......

Natalee Nelson

director of Communication & outreach 

Growing up in Omaha, Natalee Nelson began her passion for music and acting at an early age. She was in her first show when she was 8 years old and continued to perform...

Ben Shafer

Executive DirecTor

Ben Shafer is a singer-songwriter, composer, and guitarist who has a passion to see the arts community grow in the city of Omaha, but also in...



Barbara wears multiple hats in the collective. She is an accomplished visual artists and she leads up all event rental requests to use the beautiful and historic building we are blessed to use called The 402. 

Candace Gould

 Office Manager

Candace Gould helps out The 402 Arts Collective through all things administrative with a focus especially on making sure the Lesson Studio program runs smoothly for everyone...