Manitou Springs may not officially be called “The New Orleans of the West,” but entrepreneur and Louisiana native Josh Stelly said it’s the closest thing he’s found. Raised in Arnaudville, La. (population 4,500 “on a sunny day,” he said), Stelly earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Northwestern State University, lived in the Big […]
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The role of a journalist is to tell the stories of one’s community, Abigail Beckman says. “It’s really rewarding and important to me that I help people in my community stay well-informed,” she said. “To be able to provide that service and answer questions about things people might not know or even realize are going […]
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Russ Miller grew up about 45 minutes from one of golf’s most revered sites, Pinehurst Country Club in North Carolina. The Broadmoor hotel’s director of golf embraced the game early and, when playing professionally didn’t work out (“I liked eating three times a day,” Miller said) he pursued a golf management degree at Ferris State […]
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Both service and family are important to Colorado Springs Fire Chief Ted Collas. That’s why it means so much that the 33-year veteran’s son is following in his footsteps. “I got asked when I was interviewing for my job, ‘What’s the greatest contribution that I’ve made to the department?’ I would say, beyond a doubt, it’s […]
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Millennials aren’t entitled, Carrie Arnold says, and they’re not “snowflakes” — and she should know. Each year, about 2,000 freshmen take the program she oversees at UCCS. “I think they’re a really smart, dedicated, hardworking group of individuals who are just looking to find their place in the world,” she says. “I’m still looking to […]
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Caryn Adams hasn’t stopped working to expand Gasper Law Group since her first day in 2008. “When we were first growing during the early days, we liked to compare ourselves to a bunch of kids trying to put on a pageant,” she said. “We’d say, ‘I can make some costumes; I can sing, and I […]
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Jacob Cheatham does well in the deep end. Since he was a kid in Barberton, Ohio, Loyal Coffee’s 30-year-old chef has been learning by throwing himself into sink-or-swim situations and rising to the top. His father was a pastor and a steelworker, his mother was a floor manager for Apples Market,...
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is kicking off a new strategic plan for Colorado Springs, reassessing whether it needs to build the new hospital planned for its Fillmore Street site, completing a $102 million expansion at St. Francis Medical Center, and seeking a new CEO. It’s a big year. Interim CEO Brian Erling, appointed after longtime […]
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When you’re from southern Missouri, but raised in northern Illinois, you can develop a bit of an identity crisis. So when people ask Ashley Dodge where she’s from, she splits the difference. “When I had to choose where to go to college, St. Louis was in the middle, so I always say I’m from St. […]
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When Amber Lundy isn’t busy helping manage people’s money, she’s doting on her children — both the two- and four-legged varieties. The 31-year-old is a service center manger for Ent Credit Union, where she’s worked for about nine years. Lundy has a 7-year-old and 2-year-old as well as three Shar-Peis that take up her time. […]
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Yaniv Natan is the founder of Tek Experts, a multinational group of companies specializing in IT services. The business expanded to North America in 2016, its first office opening near North Academy Boulevard on Kelly Johnson Boulevard. The global services provider partners with some of the world’s biggest IT companies and delivers services via eight […]
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Much like the physics of riding a bike, Derek Bouchard-Hall has struck a balance between the worlds of athletics and business that have comprised most of his adult life. The southern California native and CEO of USA Cycling moved to the East Coast at the age of 6, growing up in Massachusetts. He earned his […]
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