As a professional journalist and photographer, Brett Erickson has contributed for a large variety of media, including Oregon and Nebraska newspapers, National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications. He formerly served as the freelance Central Nebraska Bureau Chief for NET Radio (Nebraska Public Radio). Also an avid and award-winning landscape photographer, Erickson’s work has been featured in prominent Nebraska galleries and shows. His present project, "PlainSky, Nebraskans," focuses on the interrelationship between the people, landscapes and structures of western Nebraska.
Erickson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Hastings College in 1995, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Hastings College in 1999, and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, one of the nation’s top 12 journalism master’s programs, in 2009. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.