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While working as a youth pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Stu Davis took the young members of his church overseas to work in impoverished communities. One long-running partnership was with a community in Swaziland, located in southern Africa, which is grappling with one of the highest...
When Chynna Frana attended the University of Iowa’s freshman orientation, one student shared how he changed his major five times and was coming out a doctor. Frana told her father, “Don’t worry. That won’t happen to me.” He asked whether she meant changing her major or becoming a doctor. “Both,” she said. Frana...
Anna Parrish was drawn to Colorado even as a teen, despite never having visited. Born in Greenville, N.C., Parrish moved with her family to Virginia before venturing back to attend college at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. It was her love of the mountains that led her to...
While some might find it scary entering the work world right after college, Beka Adair embraces being one of the youngest employees at her organization. After graduating from Colorado College in 2016 and interning at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC for three months, Adair was offered the first economic...
Entrepreneurship has been ingrained in Timothy Zercher’s psyche from a young age. While watching multiple people in his family build their own businesses — including his father and two sisters — Zercher always knew he would one day do the same. In May 2016, Zercher graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo...
When he’s not working as a broker at Cameron Butcher Co. to help local businesses find commercial space, Caleb David is helping his wife, Rebecca, run The Table Initiative, a nonprofit that aims to humanize social justice issues worldwide. Some might not see the connection between commercial real estate...
Having lived in Mexico City, South Korea, Alaska, Missouri, Texas and Colorado Springs, a life filled with travel led to a career in storytelling for Andrea Sinclair. When she moved to Colorado Springs in 2012, she began writing for the Gazette. Two years ago, Sinclair moved from journalism to...
As co-owner of the Wild Goose Meeting House and soon-to-open Good Neighbors Meeting House, Yemi Mobolade’s mission has always been to bring the community together. However, he didn’t stop at creating two meeting places for locals. Mobolade started July 10 as the new local industries manager at the Colorado...
Charlie Dunn and Mark Perrault entered the wealth management industry with Northwestern Mutual in Colorado Springs from different paths and backgrounds. They hail from separate states and came to the Pikes Peak region for different reasons. But eight years ago the two started their careers  at Northwestern Mutual and sparked...
Mike and Leanne Schmidt’s partnership isn’t limited to business. The young professionals married in 2011 while Mike was working for Microsoft in Leanne’s hometown of Seattle, Wash.
At 30 years old, Tanya Martineau is the head of United States operations for Prospect Arts, an award-winning international media company that specializes in film, communications, animation, aerial film and photography, as well as writing and design for domestic and international companies and nonprofits. She leads a staff of...
Mitch Snow began watching the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race as a youngster, and throughout his childhood spent time memorizing facts about the race and his racing heroes. Now 25, Snow is the director of promotions and legacy for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and hasn’t...