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Mike Grady believes success is a team effort — and has risen through the ranks at Ent Credit Union to coach and develop employees to work together to benefit its clients. Grady got his start as a teller in 1999, and now oversees seven service centers in the Springs areas....
While most 20-somethings are only trying to finish their college degrees, Samuel Elliott is already taking on multiple projects as a young entrepreneur in Colorado Springs. Elliott started off as a college athlete, but gave it up within a year of moving to UCCS from Des Moines, Iowa. Searching for...
Charlie Dunn is an impressive figure in the community, especially given his age. In fewer than eight years working for Northwestern Mutual in Colorado Springs, he has become a successful wealth management adviser with an independent practice; he has a family, a love for cycling and a penchant for community...
Andrea Dubbert has a rare combination of competencies — she blends the soul of an artist with the mind of a businesswoman to make a palpable impact on the community. Dubbert grew up in the Detroit area and moved to Virginia to attend Roanoke College. After graduating, she attended art...
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...
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...
It’s no secret that most of the people who live in Colorado love the outdoors. And Jason Alwine has turned his love for beautiful scenery into a career. Alwine, a landscape architect and urban planner, works at Thomas & Thomas, a private consulting firm that provides services in comprehensive land-use...
Continual investment in the environment and people are the keys to  34-year-old Chris Aaby’s success. As executive director of Catamount Institute in Colorado Springs, his passion for the Colorado Springs-based nonprofit is evident. He’s worked for the organization for more than 10 years, serving as marketing director and assistant director...
At one point during his banking career, Alex Sullivan’s duties involved counting cows. He’s also driven front-end loaders and excavators back to UMB Bank. As to counting cows, he soon developed a plan: Count the legs, then divide by four. Sullivan is vice president-commercial banking officer for UMB in Colorado...
Ben Taylor, 33, is a Palmer High School graduate and a native of Colorado Springs. Today he works as provider relations coordinator for Southern Colorado at Centura Health. His supervisor and Rising Stars nominator Mary Coleman, manager of provider relations and legislative advocacy at Centura, said Taylor deserved recognition for...
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,...
Brittney Stroh, a graduate of Fountain Valley School and Colorado College, joined Atlas Preparatory School in 2012 as director of community programs after working two years as an El Pomar fellow. Four years later, she’s now the school’s executive director and COO, responsible for finance, facilities, fundraising and administration. She...