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Manitou Springs Mayor John Graham knows no matter how much you love your garden, it’s only going to survive and thrive if you tend to it. That’s what the former software engineer and longtime newspaper publisher wants to do during his two-year term at City Hall — and he knows it’ll take a community-wide effort […]
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When David Prosper was a public school student in Florida, he often felt lost and out of place. The traditional educational model — where teachers lecture students who must later recall information during standardized tests — didn’t seem to work for him. After graduating from high school in Fort Lauderdale, Prosper attended St. Norbert College […]
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For Jim Harris, banking is personal. As U.S. Bank’s community bank president and commercial team leader for Colorado and southeast Wyoming, he spends a lot of his time establishing the personal relationships and partnerships he considers key to U.S. Bank’s success. And he enjoys having close, personal ties with people in the community. Harris’s father […]
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Cecilia Harry migrated from the Upper Midwest to the Pikes Peak region to join the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC just over a month ago, but she’s already feeling at home. As chief economic development officer, Harry leads the organization’s efforts to attract, expand, retain and support successful businesses and improve the local economy. Harry […]
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Manya Whitaker isn’t interested in hearing what her students think. “The statement that most reflects how I approach teaching and learning is, ‘I don’t care what you think. I care why you think it,’” said Whitaker, an associate professor of education at Colorado College. “I’m not here to tell you what to believe. What I care […]
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Micah Rice has high hopes for “the largest mountain bike race Colorado Springs has ever seen,” and what it will mean for the city and local cycling. Pikes Peak APEX got the official go-ahead last October and kicks off Sept. 24, with four days of endurance events covering in-town trails, alpine single-track and back country […]
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Dr. Mike DiStefano’s favorite part of his job is swapping his suit and tie for a lab coat and a 12-hour emergency room shift. As chief medical officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, ER shifts are not exactly part of the job description for DiStefano anymore. But the Texas native doesn’t want to lose […]
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One of Kyle Cunningham’s goals as general manager of 91.5 KRCC is to stay out of the office as much as possible. “I got into this business because I loved the people that were a part of it,” Cunningham said. “I hear from people who say, ‘I literally never turn the radio off — it’s […]
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The summer he was 16 years old, Tino Leone attended a weeklong design camp at Kansas State University, Manhattan. That week sparked an interest in architecture and design that turned into a career. Now he’s reached a pinnacle. After 12 years at HB&A Architecture and Planning in Colorado Springs, Leone has been named one of […]
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Jody Barker is used to being recognized. After more than 20 years working in the Colorado Springs senior services field, he still answers work-related questions at church or the grocery store. “I really thrive as a resource for people looking for senior services,” Barker said. “Regardless of what I was doing as a full-time job, people […]
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Mary Coleman’s passion lies at the crossroads of health care and education. “I really believe that when you combine health care and education, you can change the world,” Coleman said. Coleman has worked at Centura Health for seven years, most recently as director of philanthropy. In November, she was elected director of the Colorado Springs […]
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Pam Johnson-Carlson has helped designed the ground floor of nationally ranked pediatric facilities, making decisions on everything from plumbing to door placement. However, those aren’t the experiences she recounts when reflecting on her nursing career. “I took care of a child that was 5 years old and he was really sick and he made it,” […]
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