Mar 14, 2023
Fraser, Neely, Nore, & Stearley
Rotarians at Work

Laurie Fraser is the CEO of Doorstep Diner Catering and Country Sliced Ham and Cafe, but more importantly she is a Lincoln community member who believes in giving back. A resident since 1984 she's been active with Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, United Way and more. She joined Rotary to be in a group where her donations, paired with others, can do greater good. Laurie's head chef expressed an interest in raising money for relief efforts in Ukraine. After an inspiring presentation by Viktor Khanzhyn, Laurie knew the money had to be raised and what better way then to give Lincolnites a taste of Ukraine. Her head chef created meals and worked with Victor to perfect them, and they offered them for weekly family-style meals. All funds were donated to the International Rotary Foundation, earning Laurie her Paul Harris Fellow +1, but Laurie is quick to point out that all recognition truly resides with Chef Nestor and his inspiration.

Brett Neely
Brett moved to Lincoln in the summer of 2021 to join the UNL College of Business as an assistant professor in the management department.  He teaches organizational behavior and researches leadership and diversity in organizations, with a particular focus on understanding how leaders can promote positive outcomes of diversity and inclusion efforts in their organizations. He has been involved with Camp Kesem, a student-led organization serving families impacted by cancer, for several years and now serves as faculty advisor for the UNL chapter. Brett’s wife, Giorgia, also works in academia, and they have three pets: a golden doodle named Marko and two cats named Soleil and Bijou.

Amber C. Nore is the Community Relations Manager and Friend Fundraiser for Mosaic in Southeast Nebraska. She made a career change to the non-profit world in 2021 after many years as a highperformance business builder, talent developer and retail manager in the "for profit" world. Amber is the proud mom of a 24 year-old daughter named Chloe. Together, they participate in many performing and visual arts organizations/events. Amber lives in an art gallery in the Historic Haymarket District and loves to share the many wonderful things to do in #LNK. Amber's partner, Patrick Hargon, is the Director of Student Success for University of Nebraska Kearney. Amber is a volunteer Lasagna Chef for Lasagna Love and a book club leader for the Nebraska Girl Gang. Her band, Andy Pappas with Jukebox Gyro, released their debut album "Inside Voices" last year.


Stephanie is currently Vice President, Group Customer Connections – Administration & Licensing at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.  She has been with Ameritas for 30 years.  She grew up in Hampton, NE, earned a Business Management degree from Bellevue University and holds several professional insurance designations.  She was a member of the Leadership Lincoln, Class XXX and is an active Junior Achievement Volunteer.  She is married to her husband, Mark Stearley and they have two daughters:  Skylar, a student at Pace University (New York City) and Makenna, a Senior at Southeast Highschool.