Palmer High School history and economics teacher Hillary Hienton keeps raising the bar. Having earned degrees in history, curriculum and instruction, Hienton taught history and economics in Colorado Springs high schools for a while, then asked herself: Now what? The answer came in the goal of receiving her national board certification...
When Tony Clement was 9, his dad drove their family across the wide prairie from Illinois to launch the real estate firm RE/MAX Properties Inc. in Colorado Springs. Fast-forward three decades and the business now has 185 agents, four locations and two owners, Tony and his dad, Joe. Joe Clement...
Beka Adair is the associate director at the Quad Innovation Partnership, as well as its director of project operations. She was previously a program manager at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. A 2016 graduate of Colorado College, Adair spent her last year in college as president of the Prison Project...
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...
Chad Eckles is committed to serving his country and community. At 21, the southern California native joined the Air Force. He served four years active duty before transitioning into the Reserve. About two years ago, Eckles decided to switch from enlisted to officer and received his commission as an information wartime...
Mackenzie Maltby Tamayo has always been a helper. So it’s not surprising that she’s gravitated toward the hospitality industry. “The core word of hospitality is hospice, which quite literally means to take care of,” Tamayo said. As director of sales and marketing for Altitude Hospitality Group, she helps develop and accomplish...
In college, Colorado Springs native Corban Stettler was on a career path to become a police investigator. He completed an externship at the Colorado Springs Police Department, worked in the evidence lab and later passed the entrance exam for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And he walked away from law...
Aisha Ahmad-Post was one of three finalists for her current position as director of UCCS’ Ent Center for the Arts when she finished her interview and went to Garden of the Gods to call her husband. “I said, ‘Andrew, I crushed that interview. We might be moving to Colorado Springs.’...
If you want to spend some quality time with Chance Hill, you might have to put your name on a waiting list. The Colorado Springs transplant and newly sworn attorney with Sherman & Howard has become involved in a laundry list of activities since he moved to the city...
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...
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...