Nine years ago, Alicia Archibald was a Business Journal Rising Star. Now she’s a leading light in the Colorado Springs recycling community. Raised on a farm in Navarro, Texas, Archibald moved to Colorado Springs with her family in December 1989. Archibald, who studied business administration at the University of Phoenix,...
When not working, Kevin Lisenbee can be found playing trivia at local pubs with his friends or traveling the world. But throughout the week, 28-year-old Lisenbee works as one of the veterinarians at Northwest Animal Hospital, 4575 Chestnut St. He handles about 15 appointments per day, performing exams, screenings, vaccinations and...
Though she considered moving away after college, Colorado Springs native Cynthia Parr couldn’t help but to take advantage of the opportunities she saw in her hometown. Parr, 35, works as the product management coordinator at elope inc., a wholesale costume accessory manufacturer based in Colorado Springs. She is also the...
For Scott Koons, time is technology. That’s why he and his company, Imagination Interactive, are in a never-ending fight to stay at the forefront of advances for the Internet. If Koons is on top of his game, so are his clients. They hire him to update their Web sites with the latest advances in streaming audio and video.
Although his career path has been very different than he expected, Jody Barker is excelling in what he calls his “dream job.” Originally from the East Coast, Barker started his career in communications and dreamed of working for a newspaper. After working in the Washington, D.C., area, he and his...
It’s said that as much as 40 percent of the U.S. food supply ends up in landfills. FoodMaven, a local social enterprise, was created to do something about that. The for-profit, founded in 2015, aims “to bring agility and flexibility to the U.S. food system,” according to the company’s website. The...
Douglas A. Comstock has a lot to show for his life. With a portfolio containing more than 3 million square feet of retail and another 7.5 million square feet of hotel/commercial architectural design projects, he has achieved significant heights both in his work and in his 6-foot, 6-inch stature. Comstock & Associates’ 21-year relationship with Embassy Suites Hotels began when he designed the company’s local facility.
Attorney Jeff Colerick has a thing for giving back to the community. When he’s not volunteering his time sitting on numerous community boards, which include the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region, the District 49 Education Foundation and the Colorado Springs Independence Center, he’s involved in other things, like coaching youth baseball.
Southern California native Ron Butlin came to Colorado Springs as a result of two fortuitously linked hiring decisions, which he calls his two ‘biggest breaks.’ “In 1985, I was lucky enough to be hired by Wells Fargo in Orange County,” Butlin said, “and then I hired a guy named Jeff...
Sam Gappmayer, the new CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, said that he’s excited about coming to Colorado Springs, and acknowledges that former CEO Michael De Marsche is a hard act to follow. “What Mike did is absolutely amazing,” Gappmayer said. Born in San Francisco, Gappmayer moved with his family to Bozeman at age 15, and said that Montana is still home. He was cautious about his plans for the FAC, saying only that he hopes to integrate programs in performance arts, visual arts and the humanities.
Somehow, Mike Juran knew he would start his own company one day. “I always had that deep in the back of my mind, even if I didn’t admit it,” Juran said. “I didn’t know how or when.” “When” turned out to be 1991. Juran, then an engineer at Hewlett-Packard, was working...
Bill Hardin, who is currently one of only two pediatric surgeons in Colorado Springs, has a passion for treating kids and helping families. He performs surgeries at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, and follows up with patients at the Children’s Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care clinic in Briargate. He has lived in...