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...
Anyone who’s attended the Rocky Mountain State Games, Colorado’s largest sports festival, has witnessed the amazing efforts of Aubrey McCoy. As director of operations and marketing for the Colorado Springs Sports Corp., McCoy is responsible for all organizational and promotional aspects of the Sports Corp.’s biggest annual event. The games...
Chelsea Gaylord worked with entrepreneurs in Uganda through the Peace Corps before moving to Colorado Springs about a year and half ago. “Uganda is a country the size of Oregon, but has a large population of almost 40 million people,” she said. “And 70, 80 percent of them are people...
Erik Huffman has big plans for the future: creating a cybersecurity academy for middle- and high-school students and shaping a solid foundation for the leadership classes in Handshake Leadership — all while finishing up his doctoral degree from the University of Phoenix. Handshake Leadership is a creation all Huffman’s own,...
Francisco Montes has built his life around two bits of wisdom he received from his parents. “My mom said, ‘Cisco, I don’t care what you do — just be the best at it. You could be the garbage man, just make sure you’re the best garbage man,’” Montes said. “And...
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...
Grace Houser is the type of young person the community should do its best to recruit and retain, said Greg Raymond. The regional vice president of Children’s Hospital in Southern Colorado, Raymond nominated Houser, a Colorado Springs pediatric pulmonologist employed by the University of Colorado Denver. “My main driver for nominating...
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...
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...
Drew Johnson’s mission to make his hometown a more sustainable place to live is one that goes back to his youth. For the 34-year-old Colorado Springs native, that journey started while attending Palmer High School. Uninterested in primary academics, Johnson persuaded his parents to let him drop out of high...
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...
Haley Chapin ended up in Colorado because she won a contest — and what was supposed to be a three-month stay ended up being a permanent move. As a sophomore at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., Chapin won a contest to go to Denver for three months to...