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Caleb Rice continues to climb the ladder of success at Colorado Springs’ historic, five-star hotel. In 2008, Rice graduated from Oklahoma State University on a Saturday, moved to Colorado Springs the next day and started his first job at The Broadmoor on Monday. After working at La Taverne as an assistant...
In college, Colorado Springs native Corban Stettler was on a career path to become a police investigator. He completed an externship at the Colorado Springs Police Department, worked in the evidence lab and later passed the entrance exam for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And he walked away from law...
Cycely McMillan is so well known, six people from different industries nominated her for the Rising Stars award. Rita Short has known McMillan more than 15 years, having supervised her work at a small business in Texas, McMillan’s home state. “She really does give 100 percent,” Short said. “She’s very outgoing,...
As the community organizing manager at The Independence Center, Courtney Stone works in a profession that not only matches her college degree in social work, but feeds her calling to help people who have disabilities. “I’ve been fortunate enough to find a job that fits my passion and my skills,”...
Every morning, Master Sgt. Darrin Donovan dons the blue beret that designates he’s part of the force that protects Schriever Air Force Base and its entire workforce. Donovan, who’s served in the U.S. Air Force 16 years, works logistics for Security Forces. He’s the man responsible for making sure airmen...
Grace Houser is the type of young person the community should do its best to recruit and retain, said Greg Raymond. The regional vice president of Children’s Hospital in Southern Colorado, Raymond nominated Houser, a Colorado Springs pediatric pulmonologist employed by the University of Colorado Denver. “My main driver for nominating...
Haley Chapin ended up in Colorado because she won a contest — and what was supposed to be a three-month stay ended up being a permanent move. As a sophomore at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., Chapin won a contest to go to Denver for three months to...
Palmer High School history and economics teacher Hillary Hienton keeps raising the bar. Having earned degrees in history, curriculum and instruction, Hienton taught history and economics in Colorado Springs high schools for a while, then asked herself: Now what? The answer came in the goal of receiving her national board certification...
Jeff Mohrmann grew up in Manitou Springs and graduated from high school in 2000. He left Manitou for CU Boulder, attended law school at Lewis & Clark in Portland, and eventually returned to Colorado Springs to practice law. He started Rogue Mountain Law in 2013, and was named the...
Colorado Springs native Jonathan Liebert thought he wanted to work in psychology, but a stint at AspenPointe Enterprises uncovered the heart of an entrepreneur. AspenPointe provides jobs for people with behavioral and developmental disabilities, while also providing services for the business community. During his time at AspenPointe, Liebert realized he enjoyed...
Joshua Fry was born in Colorado Springs but moved away as a child after his parents divorced. Growing up, Fry loved spending time in Colorado Springs, visiting his father. So when the 28-year-old graduated from high school in Eads, he moved back to Colorado Springs, where he received a bachelor’s...
Kasi Carter cannot say enough positive about her native Colorado Springs. “I truly love Colorado Springs,” Carter said. “My growth as a leader and a young professional reflects the growth of the community.” Carter, 26, works as program manager for the Leading Edge program at Leadership Pikes Peak. A Colorado College graduate,...