What does one do after creating nuclear weapons simulations in rural New Mexico for four years? Move to Minnesota and work in investments, of course! For Chip Kent, the leap was a little more intuitive than it sounds. Kent is the CEO of Cecropia Capital, a value-investing fund for private investors, and he is chief […]
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Frank Sinclair knows what it’s like to dream — and to wake to the realization that dreams and nightmares can be separated by the finest of lines. The oldest of 14 siblings, Sinclair was born in Red Springs, a small town of about 1,400 people in North Carolina. He joined the Air Force at the […]
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A lone palm tree sways among waves crashing on an island beach. A positive state of mind and body is so important to Navakai, a local IT consulting company, that even its logo exudes a sense of calm and well-being. And that is no accident, as wellness is modeled from the top. Navakai CEO Davin […]
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David Kirshenbaum said the company he leads, Emagispace, flips the old recognizable “Field of Dreams” quote on its head. “You’ve heard, ‘If you build it they will come’?” Kirshenbaum said. “Here, when they come, we will build it to their liking.” Kirshenbaum began as CEO of Emagispace, a Palmer Lake-based building technology company, in July. […]
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The Colorado Springs affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has been a part of the Colorado Springs community for 27 years. Current Executive Director Lori Jarvis has led the organization, which assists the families of those living with mental illness and those with mental illnesses themselves, since 2011. With a full-time staff of […]
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Six years ago, Beth Alessio’s son, then 4 years old, spent two separate occasions in the hospital. The first time was for a dog bite that became infected. “He was bitten on his face and was hospitalized for four days,” Alessio said. “Four months later he contracted E. coli. He was really sick. … That […]
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Michael Thomas is the new superintendent for Colorado Springs School District 11. The job has brought him all the way  from Minnesota to the Front Range, but the road is longer than that. It stretches back 27 years — and it starts with a boy named Reggie. When they met, Thomas was a pre-veterinary medicine […]
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David Hollenbach did his growing up east of the Mississippi River in states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio, where he graduated from high school. He was then appointed to the Air Force Academy and introduced to Colorado Springs. The former cadet worked several assignments in the space acquisition and space operations fields and eventually […]
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Will Phillips recently put on a seminar for kids who were part of a summer camp that shared a building with Entrepreneur Nation, a nonprofit he founded that focuses on creating entrepreneurs in at-risk and minority communities. “We talked about emerging technologies,” Phillips said from EN’s space on East Moreno Avenue, “[artificial intelligence], autonomous vehicles, […]
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Traci Marques finds herself faced with a paradox. The better the job market, the closer she is to putting herself out of work. And these days, unemployment is near a two-decade low. “When I first started in 2012, the joke was we were going to work ourselves out of a job,” said Marques, executive director […]
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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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The operation began with a few volunteers delivering medical care out of a vehicle. Today, under the leadership of CEO Pam McManus, Peak Vista Community Health Centers spans 26 locations serving nine counties. The nonprofit’s mission is to provide health, dental and integrated behavioral care to those with access barriers. McManus began with Peak Vista, […]
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