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Colorado Springs
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Colorado Springs native Jonathan Liebert thought he wanted to work in psychology, but a stint at AspenPointe Enterprises uncovered the heart of an entrepreneur. AspenPointe provides jobs for people with behavioral and developmental disabilities, while also providing services for the business community. During his time at AspenPointe, Liebert realized he enjoyed...
In all areas of Buddy Newton’s life — whether preparing people’s taxes, being a good father or volunteering as a reserve deputy sheriff in El Paso County — the 30-year-old’s main mission is to help others. As a tax manager and certified public accountant at Stockman Kast Ryan + Co,...
Rising Stars and young professionals … UNITE! Unite to help make our city a better place to live, work and play! This is our moment to shine. Everyone is talking about how “we need more young professionals” for the workforce, for economic development, for a vibrant community. We need to...
Southern California native Mina Liebert has a passion for healthy neighborhoods. The public health planner with El Paso County Public Health transitioned from her position as director of LiveWell Colorado Springs several months ago. In her current role, she oversees the accreditation process for the county, the first and only...
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...
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...
Ian Lee wanted to do more than just sell gin — he wanted a place that created a special kind of atmosphere. Just a few years later, there’s nearly always a wait to get into Brooklyn’s on Boulder, which acts as the tasting room for Lee Spirits Co. Lee started...
For Mundi Ross, it all started with a cookie. She developed Salt + Butter Co. to market locally made gourmet cookies, and then grew her local network into not one, but two jobs. Ross left Leadership Pikes Peak last month to start developing marketing ideas and designing restaurant areas and product...
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,...
Meredith Jones and her family had trouble adjusting to life on flat land. Jones, the daughter of an airman, grew up in Colorado Springs, but moved to Illinois as an adult for a career opportunity. Mountain biking turned into street biking. Hiking turned into (very flat) cross-country skiing. The...
Kasi Carter cannot say enough positive about her native Colorado Springs. “I truly love Colorado Springs,” Carter said. “My growth as a leader and a young professional reflects the growth of the community.” Carter, 26, works as program manager for the Leading Edge program at Leadership Pikes Peak. A Colorado College graduate,...
Joshua Fry was born in Colorado Springs but moved away as a child after his parents divorced. Growing up, Fry loved spending time in Colorado Springs, visiting his father. So when the 28-year-old graduated from high school in Eads, he moved back to Colorado Springs, where he received a bachelor’s...