is a creative who works with organic natural dyes, enjoys vintage fashion, including vintage couture clothing construction, fashion draping and urban agriculture.
Owner of Center Studio 518 (July 2018), a creative workspace and atelier, located in Omaha's Center Mall.
Founder of Hidden Roots , an urban agriculture business (2012) consisting of, but not limited to, a 1.3 acre urban farm in Florence (Omaha) and a 1/3 acre allotment garden (North Omaha).
ArxT One, whose mission is to make art and its healing abilities accessible to all.
Owner of a niche publishing company that produces the Green City Leader and Create O,NE, community newspapers.
Calandra is also a honey beekeeper, mushroom cultivator and keeper of 15 beautiful hens that live in one of her gardens.
Calandra studied communications (public relations/journalism) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned Associate in Applied Science degrees in: accounting, business management and legal studies from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, where she served as an adjunct faculty instructor teaching fashion draping, pattern making, vintage sewing, couture techniques, natural dyeing, urban-agriculture and more in the New Makerhood District and other Metropolitan Community College locations throughout the area.
For a listing of some of the classes and workshops “Callie” designed and taught throughout the community, please visit this Page.