The 2018 Women of Influence are passionate, they are community-minded and they are changing the world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp6jpDgJoP8 Kristin Kubitschek’s main motivation is to give. She’s always known she would give her lifetime to benefit others. “One of my greatest blessings is being able to live out my faith through the work I do each day,” said Kubitschek, who has worked solely at nonprofits during her career. Kubitschek works...
A.J. Peak, CEO of Peak Dental Services, had a vision for his company before it began — but he needed help. That’s when his father entered the picture. “I wanted to do something entrepreneurial and I developed a business plan,” Peak said. “I talked my dad into being the guinea...
Debra Eiland, Law Offices of Debra Eiland, P.C. For Debra Eiland, serving as city prosecutor for Manitou Springs perfectly rounds out her legal experience. The part-time position balances her mostly civil work as a private practitioner with an office in downtown Colorado Springs. “I do it because I’ve always loved Manitou...
Erica Oakley-Courage worked in communications with sports teams in Seattle and Chicago before moving to Colorado Springs nearly a decade ago. Since coming to the Pikes Peak region, she’s married, found her dream job with Palmer Land Trust and poured her energy into a long list of volunteer endeavors. “Erica...
While living in Illinois, Jacqueline Staples, 35, earned an associate’s degree in graphic design, but later decided to switch career paths and pursue financial advising. Her newly found passion stemmed from a class she completed about the financial industry. There she found her calling: helping others wisely manage their...
When Linda Warren decided to start a business of her own in 1992, she never imagined it would grow into one of the largest and most successful of its kind in Colorado Springs. “I never intended to grow a business … and now I have 21 employees,” Warren said. “It’s...
After 21 years in business, SocialSEO, the Colorado Springs-based digital marketing firm, has recently seen a significant increase in its clients and revenue. What is the digital marketing company’s secret to success? Being in the right place at the right time and generating new leads, said Greg and Darcie Walthour,...
For Beau Kelly, Colorado Springs is home. And he says it always will be. “I can’t imagine not living here,” he said. “My entire family is here; my wife’s family is here. It’s where we belong.” Kelly, who works in the development office at UCCS, is a native of Colorado Springs,...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tQEg4kGJis Aikta Marcoulier’s introduction to the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center was literally a trial by fire. She’d barely started in the new role as executive director when the Waldo Canyon fire broke out in June 2012. Another fire and several floods later, Marcoulier has developed an active disaster response...
Rachel Beck, government affairs manager with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC, is a native of Southern California who moved to Colorado in 1995. She graduated from high school while living in Golden before making her way to Colorado Springs to attend the Beth-El College of Nursing...
Suzi Bach, Ramsgate Management Services “The Mayor’s wife” still has an odd ring in Suzi Bach’s ear, but it’s starting to grow on her, as the “job” of being the First Lady of Colorado Springs becomes increasingly fascinating. “It’s kind of funny when we’re out and about and somebody says to...