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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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When Michelle Farrell’s mother enrolled her in gymnastics, she was just hoping that her spirited 5-year-old daughter would sleep through the night. By 13, Farrell was competing at the elite level. At 15, she won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympic Games — held in her hometown of Los Angeles — which set in […]
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Janna Hoiberg’s path has led her from a plan to be a law enforcement officer to a successful career as a business coach, writer and speaker. She specializes in working with family businesses and is the author of two books: “The Family Business: How to Be in Business with People You Love — Without Hating Them” […]
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From the time he was about 6 years old, Colorado Springs military and community advocate Terrance McWilliams knew he wanted to spend his life serving his country. And despite retiring in 2007 from a 31-year career in the Army that saw him ascend to the rank of Command Sergeant Major at Fort Carson, McWilliams continues […]
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Statewide nonprofit Mental Health Colorado’s leadership has shuffled around a bit in the past year, but its mission remains the same: “promoting mental health, ending stigma, and ensuring equitable access to mental health and substance use services.” The shake-ups started when former CEO Andrew Romanoff resigned from his role at Mental Health Colorado early this […]
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Janet Van Kampen wanted to be a doctor, or a cop — or maybe the Bionic Woman, or Wonder Woman. “There was some sort of public safety thing there,” she says. “I‘ve always had so much respect for law enforcement — I just feel like I still would do it tomorrow if I could. You […]
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When Rob Fredell was growing up in Texas, he saw science and engineering skills in action while watching a former neighbor test fly F-111 fighter jets outside of his family’s home in Fort Worth. “The F-111 was the swing-wing, fighter bomber that they built to fly real fast and real low in Vietnam,” said Fredell, […]
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As director of the Manitou Art Center and head of the Manitou Springs Creative District, Natalie Johnson plays a key role in supporting and promoting the arts as a tool of economic development. She views art not just as something that attracts visitors, but as the essence of the community. Johnson grew up in Marengo, […]
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When Clint Knox sold Spree Racing — the event management company that put on the Big Gay 5K and the Colorado Springs Marathon, among others — he assured his wife he’d wait at least a year before starting another business. Two months later he had the idea for Brainitz, and that promise came undone. Knox […]
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