When Traci Marques first arrived at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center in 2012, she never intended to one day run the place.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YpFMaGTyWo Friends and associates of Sandi Briggs describe her as a humble woman who swoops in to take care of business. “Those who know Sandi say she is quick to get involved in any effort needing attention, happy to lead the charge on tackling initiatives that improve people’s lives or create...
Hannah Widmer’s passion for education was born at Colorado College, where she also discovered the city’s heart as she watched the community work together to recover after the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. “That’s when I knew I wanted to live here,” she said. “Everyone was working together; it...
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has a new website, a larger photography database and a growing social media presence all because of Stacy Sprewer, its communications and social media manager for the past three years. Sprewer has lived in Colorado Springs most of her life, graduating from UCCS in 2014...
Connie Dudgeon, Colorado College Some folks seem to have the “as-the-crow-flies” path to success. For others — Connie Dudgeon included — the path has a few twists and turns. “I’m living proof that anyone can change their life and turn it around,” she says. She grew up in a small town in...
Chicago native Lola Woloch doesn’t believe in doing things halfway. She’s all in or not at all — and that philosophy and drive has led the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce to success after success. The CEO of the women’s chamber has a long history of business wins. An...
Aileen Barrios, Vectra Bank Teamwork has been a recurring theme in the life and career of Vectra Bank Senior Vice President Aileen Berrios. From her days as a starting forward on the Palmer High School women’s basketball team to her mentoring of other women in business to her co-founding of...
It’s no secret that most of the people who live in Colorado love the outdoors. And Jason Alwine has turned his love for beautiful scenery into a career. Alwine, a landscape architect and urban planner, works at Thomas & Thomas, a private consulting firm that provides services in comprehensive land-use...
Cindy Fowler, OfficeScapes Cindy Fowler’s courage in the face of adversity has served as an inspiration to many in Colorado Springs. Since her diagnosis with cancer, friends wonder aloud where she finds the strength to not only carry on day by day, but to perform at high levels both at...
An owner of Blakely + Co., Camille Blakely grew up in the advertising industry. Her father owned an advertising agency and brought his work home. “We sat around the dinner table talking about advertising strategy. That was kind of part of my DNA at a very young age,” Blakely said. Later,...
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...
“I’m a little deaf in one ear,” said Anthony Carlson, 33, as he sat for an interview in a noisy coffee shop. “That’s because I spent 15 years sitting in front of a trumpet section.” Carlson, a clarinet player, graduated in 2008 from Midwestern State University in Texas with a...