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While Colin Christie was pursuing his degree in theater, he never imagined he’d end up working in the advertising business. From his childhood home of Woodland Park, Christie left to attend St. Olaf College in Minnesota before stints living in Tennessee and Chicago exploring his artful passions. Then, in 2012, he came to work for […]
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When Bill Miller received his degree in chemistry, he didn’t realize that his career path would take a very sharp turn -— first into entrepreneurship and then again into venture capitalism. Miller is co-founder of PV Capital, a $6.5 million fund that invests in tech companies. Some of those are in Colorado Springs, but not […]
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At 30 years old, Tanya Martineau is the head of United States operations for Prospect Arts, an award-winning international media company that specializes in film, communications, animation, aerial film and photography, as well as writing and design for domestic and international companies and nonprofits. She leads a staff of five in projects locally and internationally. […]
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Tom Gonzalez has been CEO of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross since April. Prior to that, he worked for the Boy Scouts of America for 17 years. How did the economic downturn affect the ability of the Red Cross to raise money? The Red Cross is affected in two ways when […]
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Beth Roalstad knows the area faces big challenges as the number of senior citizens rapidly grows. As executive director for the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, she is tasked with educating the community, including local governments, on how the aging population can strain the local economy if policies are not changed. Roalstad has advocated passionately for […]
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A newcomer to the Pikes Peak region, Georgia Kostas MPH, R.D., L.D., has embraced Colorado’s sunny climate and scenic beauty since moving from Dallas to Colorado Springs three years ago. It was in Dallas in 1979 that Kostas was asked by Kenneth Cooper M.D., the founder of Cooper Clinic, to develop a nutrition program. Kostas’ approach to nutrition was unique — a preventive approach, at a time when the field was primarily focused on therapeutic diets which were recommended after a medical condition was diagnosed.
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With the news last week that Sierra Nevada Corp. subsidiary Sierra Completions will open an $88-million aircraft modification business at the Colorado Springs Airport, Director of Aviation Dan Gallagher has been a busy man. He has been giving media interviews and further marketing the 7,500-acre airport, what he calls “a sleeping giant” for business, some […]
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Terri Hayes, executive director of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce since July 2011, has settled into the greater Colorado Springs area, after growing up in Seattle, Portland and eastern Oregon, and living 16 years in Arizona (where it’s “too hot”), Southern California and several years in England. Hayes, who lives in Black Forest and enjoys […]
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* Name: Ann Fetsch * Organization: Drexel Heritage Furniture – Colorado Springs (Formerly Colorado Classics Furniture) * Position: Co-owner * Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 20 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in history from Colorado University in Denver * A few words about your company: Our store […]
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Reports show that the average age Millennials choose to get married is in their mid to late 20s, but not every young adult fits the trend. Pueblo native Destiny Camp Meza, communications coordinator for The Greater Pueblo Chamber and Visit Pueblo, moved out of her parents’ home and was married by the time she was […]
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Mark Soto got homesick, and started a food truck. The whole tale also takes in a long-held dream, a burst of courage and a really successful GoFundMe effort, but the end is the same: Slow Downz Texas Creole Food Cart. A Texas native, Soto has been a fixture in the Colorado Springs culinary scene since […]
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Despite having spent much of his life away from the Centennial State, Pikes Peak Community Foundation CEO Gary Butterworth actually is a Colorado native. “It’s a little-known fact, but I was born in Pueblo,” Butterworth said. The Air Force brat lived in Nebraska and grew up in northern Virginia. His father’s last assignment was at […]
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