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...
Cycely McMillan is so well known, six people from different industries nominated her for the Rising Stars award. Rita Short has known McMillan more than 15 years, having supervised her work at a small business in Texas, McMillan’s home state. “She really does give 100 percent,” Short said. “She’s very outgoing,...
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,...
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...
Chris Long believes in changing people’s lives through helping them achieve financial independence, plan for retirement and invest in the future. As a partner in Breglio, Long and Associates, a wholly owned firm of Ameriprise Financial, his role is to serve as investment manager for the group, and give clients...
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...
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...
Cory Notestine believes that one person can change the world — through improving the life of a child. Currently a counseling facilitator in Colorado Springs School District 11, Notestine wasn’t sure what he wanted to do immediately after graduating from college with a degree in psychology. He started working at...
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...
Jeff Mohrmann grew up in Manitou Springs and graduated from high school in 2000. He left Manitou for CU Boulder, attended law school at Lewis & Clark in Portland, and eventually returned to Colorado Springs to practice law. He started Rogue Mountain Law in 2013, and was named the...
Sunny Norwood Buck is a CrossFit coach, mother of two and a professional space ninja. While serving on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Buck worked as a command and control systems engineer and satellite vehicle operator. That experience led Booz Allen Hamilton to hire her for her expertise...