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...
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...
Mattie Gullixson is no stranger to shaping public policy. At only 30 years old, she has built an impressive resume effecting tangible change for her fellow Coloradoans. “I like new challenges,” Gullixson said. “There’s no doubt about that.” Gullixson rises to those challenges, both in her job as a senior regulatory...
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...
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...
Adam Morley stands out. He’s tall, so that gives the mustachioed 32-year-old an instant advantage when it comes to visibility. But mix in his eye for fashion (check out the socks), his involvement in the community and convivial personality, and Morley rises from mere standout to a 2019 Rising Star. Morley...
As Patrice Ravenscroft sees it, much of Colorado Springs is an untapped resource. She’s on a mission to do more for El Paso County’s lower-income population — and get more of the city involved in philanthropy. Ravenscroft, 34, joined Reach Pikes Peak as director of development last April, and quickly...
While walking through Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs, passersby might have seen Victoria Stone, the executive director of nonprofit Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, and mistake her for a homeless woman. The next day, she would be walking out of the courthouse after assisting as an outreach case...
No matter who’s doing it, no matter how supportive their surroundings, coming out is difficult and scary. It was true for Sophie Thunberg, a Manitou Springs native, which might surprise some, given Manitou’s liberal reputation. But she had help. She found Inside Out Youth Services while looking for resources. “I...
Leaving Colorado Springs after high school, Abby Kreuser earned a bachelor of fine arts in fine art photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, and she also studied photography and graphic design at Colorado Mountain College. Returning home in 2003, she started Kreuser Gallery, specializing in black-and-white, color and sepia photographs...
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...