Wendy Pifher, Holland & Hart Wendy Pifher’s search for a balanced life has often been complicated by her pursuit of her dreams. Pifher can cite many accomplishments in her legal career. But perhaps her most notable accomplishment is the balance she has achieved despite the demands of her profession. “I don’t...
Lindsay Teplesky wants to improve the lives and number of career opportunities available for military spouses in Colorado Springs. As deputy director and program manager at the nonprofit Hiring our Heroes, Teplesky helps transitioning military members find civilian jobs. The 37-year-old also runs a local chapter for the Military Spouse...
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...
Rebecca Decker says there’s never a boring day at Catalyst Campus — and she should know. The young professional started out working in the Engine, as the co-working space at Catalyst is called. She owns a marketing and project management consulting firm, called 2/RD Ltd. She was one of the...
Caroleen Jolivet, Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C. A small town girl by birth, Lee Jolivet brings her esteem for small-town values and relationships to her work and to her community giving. Though no longer a small town, Colorado Springs proved to be the right fit for her when she...
MaryEllen McNally, Former City Council / Community Activist Mary Ellen McNally grew up working in her parents’ Italian restaurant in Scranton, Pa., serving the clientele at Popoli’s Restaurant. Later on, as a college student, she waitressed at restaurants in the Catskills. Little wonder that she’s one of Colorado Springs’ most...
Debbie Miller, president, Woodland Park Chamber Debbie Miller’s description of the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce as “chamber heaven” seems an apt description for a “city above the clouds.” The description is more of a personal reference about the organization’s size and proximity to a major metropolis, Colorado Springs, said...
Mia Ramirez found her calling in Chile. The Colorado Springs native traveled there to work for a nonprofit micro-lending agency between receiving an undergraduate degree in Denver and heading to Boston for graduate school. “We were providing mini loans to alleviate poverty in Chile. When working there I realized I wanted...
David McDivitt felt he had a promising future as an investment banker while working in London and New York, but he wanted more. His desire was to help people and to do it face to face. So, he returned to his alma mater and enrolled in the University of Colorado...
Department of Defense Contractors Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions 9970 Federal Drive Phone: 277-4000 Web: lockheedmartin.com Year Established: 1965 Number of Employees: 1,500 in Colorado Springs What’s different about Lockheed Martin? “We’re proud to have been a part of the Colorado Springs community for more than 50 years. In that time, we’ve gained a deep understanding...
Catering Companies Picnic Basket Catering, Cravings Special Events and Buffalo Gals Grilling Co. 1701 S. Eighth St. Phone: 635-0200 Web: bestcaterer.net Year Established: 1989 Number of Employees: 30-40 full-time, 50-70 half-time What makes your business stand out from its competition? “Good food is important, but it’s just as much about the high quality of the service as...
Nina Lee views her restaurant 503W as more than just an eatery and craft bar. She sees it as a catalyst for change on Colorado Springs’ near Westside. Lee and her soon-to-be husband Rollie Ortiz opened 503W four years ago at 503 W. Colorado Ave. The building was owned by...