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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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By Faith Miller – Colorado Springs Independent As the person on city staff most directly responsible for affordable housing in Colorado Springs, Community Development Division Manager Steve Posey has a lot on his shoulders. But he’s largely optimistic about the city’s affordable housing prospects, despite a predicted shortage of almost 14,000 units for households making […]
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Seeing the impact stable, affordable housing can have on a person’s life is what drew Jeff Martinez to development. “It can really change someone’s entire world to know they have a roof over their head,” he said. “When you see firsthand how that changes their lives, it makes you want to be involved with helping […]
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Greg Raymond led the planning of southern Colorado’s first children’s hospital, set to open this spring — but his goal is to keep kids out of it. “You look at a hospital and … it’s always tied with hands-on patient care and the billing cycle and that perpetual business activity that takes place,” he explained. […]
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Some of best advice newly elected Mayor Nick Gradisar has received came from the man at the helm in Colorado Springs. “Mayor [John] Suthers told me to make a strong effort to develop that cooperative, collaborative relationship with the city council as this new system of government takes off,” he said. “I think it’s important […]
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Mitch Yellen first saw the benefits of healthy eating during his sister’s battle with cancer. “She was given just six months to live but started reading a lot about eating healthy and changed her diet,” he said. “She ended up living another 16 years, and when she passed, it gave me inspiration to go ahead […]
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By Erinn Callahan Colorado Springs is well positioned to both attract new businesses and retain old ones, and Jacob Pruitt is ready to help lead the charge in 2019 as newly elected chairman of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC board of directors. “I think the city of Colorado Springs is at a very unique […]
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Margaret Sabin plans to use her decades of experience in health care administration, as well as her knowledge of population health management, to advance the mission of Children’s Hospital Colorado. “Population health has always been the stepchild,” the new Southern Region president for Children’s Hospital Colorado said. “My sense when approached by the CEO of […]
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The National Cybersecurity Center’s new chief operating officer can point to a couple of major turning points in his career — and the most recent persuaded him to leave Texas for the Springs. Jonathan Steenland was principal of chief information security officer services with Zyston, and before that served as CISO at Fujitsu, where he […]
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Most 21-year-olds probably don’t know much about running a company. But Patrick Calhoun isn’t your average 21-year-old. Calhoun is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and is currently completing his undergraduate degree in political science at UCCS. But when he’s not in the classroom, Calhoun is CEO of Vision Restoration International, a nonprofit he […]
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In October CSU-Pueblo announced its new vision: “To establish Colorado State University-Pueblo as the people’s university of the Southwest United States by 2028.” Helping to conceive that vision is Provost Mohammed Abdelrahman.
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Scott Lee might stop you in the street to talk about parking. “Especially if I see someone staring at a parking meter or looking at a parking garage, I just ask them what they think about it, to get their assessment — they don’t know who I am — just to see what they think […]
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