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...
Work and family life can be a challenging balancing act for many, but Deborah Helton makes it look like a breeze. For the last 13 years, Helton has been the director of Physician Group Services at BiggsKofford CPAs. Before the age of 30, Helton became the youngest partner at the...
At 28, Grace Harrison might be the youngest CEO in Colorado Springs — and there’s no doubt she’s one of the most energetic. The Eaton, Colo., native started working as a teenager for the Keirnes Companies, a family-owned real estate development and management company — and she never looked back. “We...
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...
Two things have been fixtures in Jason Feld’s life since childhood — Colorado and helping others. “It’s one of those things that gets instilled in you by your parents,” said Feld, who grew up as the son of two firefighters in the suburban Chicago area. “I like to help people...
Clay Guillory still has the $400 “monster” that first propelled him into the world of 3D printing. “I wanted to get into make-n-bake 3D print stuff,” he recalls, “but I started with a little kit I found online. It was a terrible kit — kept falling apart — so I...
Caleb Rice continues to climb the ladder of success at Colorado Springs’ historic, five-star hotel. In 2008, Rice graduated from Oklahoma State University on a Saturday, moved to Colorado Springs the next day and started his first job at The Broadmoor on Monday. After working at La Taverne as an assistant...
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...
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has a new website, a larger photography database and a growing social media presence all because of Stacy Sprewer, its communications and social media manager for the past three years. Sprewer has lived in Colorado Springs most of her life, graduating from UCCS in 2014...
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...
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...
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...