Clay Guillory still has the $400 “monster” that first propelled him into the world of 3D printing. “I wanted to get into make-n-bake 3D print stuff,” he recalls, “but I started with a little kit I found online. It was a terrible kit — kept falling apart — so I...
Bakery - Pueblo Banquet Schusters Bakery Customers are greeted by the smell of cakes, potato rolls, sugar cookies and donuts when entering Banquet Schusters Bakery in Pueblo. The nearly 100-year-old business started off as two separate bakeries, according to a Pueblo Chieftain article. Banquet was a full-service operation run by Steve Monack...
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...
He learned the lesson early, growing up in a family with a father, grandfather and uncle who served in the military. Following in their footsteps and enlisting in the Army — complete with multiple deployments, a Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart — Garfield Edwards now is...
No matter who’s doing it, no matter how supportive their surroundings, coming out is difficult and scary. It was true for Sophie Thunberg, a Manitou Springs native, which might surprise some, given Manitou’s liberal reputation. But she had help. She found Inside Out Youth Services while looking for resources. “I...
Adam Morley stands out. He’s tall, so that gives the mustachioed 32-year-old an instant advantage when it comes to visibility. But mix in his eye for fashion (check out the socks), his involvement in the community and convivial personality, and Morley rises from mere standout to a 2019 Rising Star. Morley...
Lana Rodriguez didn’t become one of the best Realtors in Colorado Springs by paying for sources or leaning on gimmicky sales tactics. She was rated the seventh-best Realtor in the city in 2018 on referrals alone using the strength of a simple secret. “You work for people, you follow up...
If anything defines Alexis Thompson’s approach to managing client accounts and marketing efforts at local IT company Amnet, it’s her focus on customer service. She worked as a server at The Broadmoor hotel for six years, which she says ingrained good customer service practices into her DNA. Though Thomspon is...
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...
Mattie Gullixson is no stranger to shaping public policy. At only 30 years old, she has built an impressive resume effecting tangible change for her fellow Coloradoans. “I like new challenges,” Gullixson said. “There’s no doubt about that.” Gullixson rises to those challenges, both in her job as a senior regulatory...
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.’...
Liz Denson considers herself fortunate to have found her dream job, she said. “I’m so lucky because I’m in the position I’ve always wanted to be in,” said the vice president of community engagement at Early Connections Learning Centers. The Conroe, Texas native’s path to Colorado included a stop in New...