Anyone who’s attended the Rocky Mountain State Games, Colorado’s largest sports festival, has witnessed the amazing efforts of Aubrey McCoy. As director of operations and marketing for the Colorado Springs Sports Corp., McCoy is responsible for all organizational and promotional aspects of the Sports Corp.’s biggest annual event. The games...
Colorado Springs native Terrell Brown grew up in the Hillside neighborhood and graduated from Palmer High School. He was a pretty good basketball player, and decided to take his shot at Division I. “I went to three colleges in four years,” he recalled. “Started at South Dakota, then transferred to...
New Jersey native Micki Cockrille has lived in the Pikes Peak region for more than 20 years. He grew up in Woodland Park and moved with his family to Colorado Springs, where he went to high school and college, graduating from UCCS with a degree in business, emphasizing human...
Alex Belding moved to the Pikes Peak region in 2015, for the simplest of reasons — his spouse, Samantha Nemecek-Belding, had just taken a job as sports performance manager for USA Fencing. Alex, who was living in northern Colorado, was delighted. “I wasn’t that happy with Denver,” he said, “and I...
Aisha Ahmad-Post was one of three finalists for her current position as director of UCCS’ Ent Center for the Arts when she finished her interview and went to Garden of the Gods to call her husband. “I said, ‘Andrew, I crushed that interview. We might be moving to Colorado Springs.’...
Beka Adair is the associate director at the Quad Innovation Partnership, as well as its director of project operations. She was previously a program manager at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. A 2016 graduate of Colorado College, Adair spent her last year in college as president of the Prison Project...
Mackenzie Maltby Tamayo has always been a helper. So it’s not surprising that she’s gravitated toward the hospitality industry. “The core word of hospitality is hospice, which quite literally means to take care of,” Tamayo said. As director of sales and marketing for Altitude Hospitality Group, she helps develop and accomplish...
Kyle John Forti was born and raised in Indiana. He graduated Hillsdale College with a degree in political science in 2012 and founded Peak Political Solutions in 2013. His work in political consulting evolved into the co-founding of D/CO Consulting, a political and public relations firm based in Denver,...
The 2018 Women of Influence are passionate, they are community-minded and they are changing the world.
When Traci Marques first arrived at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center in 2012, she never intended to one day run the place.
By conventional metrics, Susan Edmondson has only had three jobs in 22 years, but the impact on her adopted city goes way beyond prosaic job descriptions.
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” That quote from Eleanor Roosevelt is a favorite of Katherine Gaulke.