Maintaining a sense of creativity in Colorado Springs is an important part of keeping the arts alive, says Kate Perdoni. As a musician and as a producer at Rocky Mountain PBS, Perdoni is doing her part to create a robust arts community, said Abigail Kreuser, owner of Kreuser Gallery Inc. “She’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 who won will be featured in a series of articles that discuss their business models, their success stories and their challenges.)  Tumbleweed Tiny Homes got started in 1999...
Erin Poovey believes in the city of Colorado Springs so much that she gives part of her business’ profits back to the community. Set up as a social enterprise, Camino Massage Therapy provides a portion — in 2016, it was 20 percent — of its net profits to local charities. “I...
When Ent Federal Credit Union was founded in 1957, three banks dominated the Colorado Springs market: First National Bank, Exchange National Bank and Colorado Springs National Bank. Named for Gen. Uzal Girard Ent, commander of the Ninth Air Force during World War II, Ent FCU was a tiny, specialized...
Tatiana Bailey’s resumé is both impressive and extensive. Her personal and professional aspirations have landed her in a number of unique places — the most recent is Colorado Springs, where she serves as the executive director of the UCCS Economic Forum. Originally from the Washington, D.C., area, Bailey relocated to...
Queen Brown is a woman with a lively career and a refreshing sense of humor. The president of Queen E. Brown and Associates Management Consultants in Colorado Springs started out knowing she wanted to work in “corporate America,” she said laughing while recalling her early life. “My parents were...
If you don’t know Adam Andrasko, you probably know someone who does. The master networker and member services director for USA Field Hockey has been creating unlikely ties that bind since returning to Colorado Springs in 2011. By day, Andrasko is responsible for commercial and event marketing for USA Field...
Eric Liebold has been golf pro at The Broadmoor, a co-founder of an innovative local charity funding group, the creator of at least two successful startup businesses and currently is the COO of a long-established legacy company in Colorado Springs. That’s the kind of varied and impressive resumé that any...
Health is central to USAA’s corporate culture, and the financial services giant promotes a raft of programs to improve employees’ activity levels, fitness, diet, work-life balance, health care, productivity and all-round physical and mental well-being. “If you offer good wellness programs and offer healthy choices, your employees are healthier and...
Every morning, Master Sgt. Darrin Donovan dons the blue beret that designates he’s part of the force that protects Schriever Air Force Base and its entire workforce. Donovan, who’s served in the U.S. Air Force 16 years, works logistics for Security Forces. He’s the man responsible for making sure airmen...
Stockman Kast Ryan’s Marjorie Noleen is known not only for her professional strengths, but also for her personal stamina. Five years ago, Noleen discovered she had BRCA2, a common type of inherited breast cancer gene. The 39-year-old and mother of two said it was a life-altering experience that changed her mind,...
At certified public accounting firm Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., encouraging staff wellness is all about freedom and choices. “More than anything else, we try to create a supportive atmosphere and give people the flexibility to be able to participate in whatever activities appeal to them,” said Managing Partner Trinity...