Rodney Gullatte Jr. didn’t waste a second getting to know his new community upon arriving in Colorado Springs in August 2015. When the 37-year-old Air Force veteran relocated to the city with his wife (who is currently in the Air Force) and their two daughters, Gullatte promptly joined a...
Gisela Shanahan, Colorado Springs Airport For the first two phases of her life, Gisela (GEESE-sa-la) Shanahan got to know military bases very well. She grew up as a military brat, moving 10 times as her career Army father put in his 30 years of service. Then she jumped bases 10...
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,”...
Lisa Lyden, Media personality When Lisa Lyden announced she was stepping down as news co-anchor at KOAA-TV after 29 years, the newscaster’s news sent shock waves through the community. Business Journal Executive Editor Ralph Routon wrote about the news. “Usually we hear news stories, think briefly about how they’ll affect us or...
If you want to spend some quality time with Chance Hill, you might have to put your name on a waiting list. The Colorado Springs transplant and newly sworn attorney with Sherman & Howard has become involved in a laundry list of activities since he moved to the city...
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...
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...
Sandi Yukman, Colorado Springs Utilities Show Sandi Yukman a mountain, and she’ll climb it. Whether trekking Colorado’s highest peaks, rising through the ranks of the business or lending a hand to young people, the Denver-born Yukman is up for the challenge. As a “14er,” Yukman has climbed all 59 of Colorado’s...
(Editor’s Note: The Colorado Springs Business Journal honors the city’s fastest-growing companies each year with a celebration in September. The eight companies that won are being featured in a series of articles discussing their business models, success stories and challenges.) Elevated Insights is a market research company that is moving...
Mary Fagnant is CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing, a Colorado Springs metal manufacturer that creates components for both the medical and aerospace industries. Making stuff is nothing new to Fagnant. She grew up in a Chicago suburb working in the family business, a food-packaging manufacturer. “I’ve always had manufacturing in my life,”...
Joan Gurvis, managing director, Center for Creative Leadership A circuitous route led Joan Gurvis, the managing director of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Colorado Springs campus, to her job and this city. But the route was far from random. As she moved from one job, and one line of work,...
Allison Jencson and her husband Barry believe in leading by example — and that includes their health and wellness efforts. The two own Frontline Floor Coatings, a business that specializes in coating tile and concrete floors to keep them looking fresh and new. The company also can repair tile and...