Tracy Narvet considers herself a Colorado native, having been born in Fort Collins. But she did take a bit of a detour when her family relocated to Ohio, where she grew up. Narvet graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and went on to work in accounting and […]
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As a 10-year-old, Kyle Hanchett dove headfirst into his newfound love for videography with an ambitious stop-motion remake of Jurassic Park — in Legos. Today, the 26-year-old is helping Colorado Springs businesses, military organizations and community groups bring their own big visions to life. Owner of KyWorks Videography, Hanchett works with ultra high-definition cameras and […]
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While some entrepreneurs saw disaster during the recession, Michael Schlierf saw opportunity. He left his job of 29 years at Intel, working in the “great cubeland of corporate USA” to follow his passion: green energy alternatives. For the past seven months he has been working with a company called Solargreen and has been the driving […]
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* Name: Iris Clark * Organization: Key Bank * Position: Vice president, Business Banking * Hometown: Pueblo, CO * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven years * Education: Master’s degree in management, BA biology, chemistry * A few words about your company: Key Bank is rapidly becoming established as the business banking […]
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At the age of 5, Gregg Cawlfield wanted to be a banker. He started working as a teller after graduating from high school, while going to college. A seventh-generation Colorado native, Cawlfield likes to ride horses, jet- and water-ski and travel in Europe with his wife. They drive through villages, often finding the best local spots by “getting lost.”
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While in high school, Megan Harmon helped during calving season on a ranch — and was convinced she’d be a large-animal veterinarian. But a few science classes during college persuaded her otherwise, and she switched majors. After writing computer code for an information technology consulting firm for several years, she joined the Garden of the […]
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How many companies were you running at the age of 19? Milan Kordestani, a first-generation American, is chief executive of three companies spanning three very different industries. The Colorado College Tiger sophomore’s parents immigrated to the United States from Iran, met in California and settled near Silicon Valley, where Kordestani grew up. He has since […]
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U.S.Air Force Academy graduate Jim Solti, Ph.D., retired last year after 30 years in the Air Force. During his career he moved around the country, but despite being born and raised in Ohio, he found that the Academy and Colorado Springs still felt like home. At the time of his retirement, the Academy posted a […]
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Jerry Rutledge, whose eponymous men’s clothing store has graced downtown for 41 years, is downtown’s senior retailer. For many years, Rutledge’s was on the southeast corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street. Several years ago, Rutledge acquired the historic Perkins-Shearer building a block north, and has been there since. He’s been at the forefront of efforts to renew and remake downtown and said, “I think that Colorado Springs is making great progress in developing its downtown.”
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A former structural engineer, Sue Moore Fenske moved to Colorado Springs in June from Paducah, Kentucky, to become executive director of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation. She left engineering and entered the nonprofit world after giving birth to two sons with her husband Thomas Fenske. Their sons are Taylor, 22, a Navy pilot stationed in […]
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Charlie Lucy came to Colorado Springs as a cadet at the Air Force Academy. Now, after retiring from the military, he’s using that experience to help companies grow and obtain government business. He was staff judge advocate at the academy — and went to work for Holland & Hart after his military service. Lucy recently took time to tell the CSBJ about himself and his business.
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After growing up in Colorado Springs and graduating from Palmer High School in 2009, Jacob Eichengreen, executive director of the QUAD Innovation Partnership, decided to pursue higher education away from home. So the 27-year-old obtained his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. From there, Eichengreen went to work for Tony Hsieh, CEO of online […]
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