Mark Perrault’s interest in finance predates his high school diploma. He bought stock in the multinational technology corporation Intel in 2001 — his senior year. “I remember the whole excitement of following a company,” Perrault said. “I always had an appreciation for the stock market and investing.” Perrault’s early business savvy...
For Beau Kelly, Colorado Springs is home. And he says it always will be. “I can’t imagine not living here,” he said. “My entire family is here; my wife’s family is here. It’s where we belong.” Kelly, who works in the development office at UCCS, is a native of Colorado Springs,...
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...
Although Sloan Gonzales was born in Texas, she doesn’t hesitate for a moment to call Colorado Springs home. The Doherty High School graduate moved here at age 6, and went on to complete both her undergraduate (sociology) and master’s (communication) degrees from UCCS. Today, Gonzales, 29, is employed by Leadership Pikes...
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...
Abigail Simpson is a product of Southeast Colorado Springs. The 39-year-old grew up in the Hillside neighborhood and today is branch manager of the Pikes Peak Library District’s Sand Creek and Fountain libraries. She says she’s able to contribute as a professional to the community that raised her, and...
As the community organizing manager at The Independence Center, Courtney Stone works in a profession that not only matches her college degree in social work, but feeds her calling to help people who have disabilities. “I’ve been fortunate enough to find a job that fits my passion and my skills,”...
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...
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...
Bernadette Maisel is a native of Santiago, Chile, but grew up with her adoptive family on Long Island. Her parents lived in Colorado Springs before Maisel was born 34 years ago, and the onetime New Yorker had the opportunity to visit the Rocky Mountains with them before deciding she wanted...
Community advocacy is an integral part of Cory Tuck’s career philosophy. Tuck started Aviso Law LLC with partner Ryan Coward in 2014. He specializes in defending military service members and veterans, as well as litigating family law and other individual issues. It’s all a matter of protecting people, he said. “I see...
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,...