Born in Biloxi, Miss., to a military family, Kent Fortune doesn’t serve on the front lines, but he provides military members assistance in a different way. As vice president and general manager of USAA Financial Services in Colorado Springs, he helps active and retired military find banking, mortgage and insurance services that suit their specific […]
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Dr. Keyan Riley, originally from Sacramento, Calif., graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1996. Riley, Memorial Hospital North’s trauma medical director, went on to complete medical school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel while on active duty. Riley currently serves in the Air Force […]
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Motivational speaker and self-described results coach, Anthony Perez believes in helping people create value — and founded both his business and his community engagement on that standard. “The best way for someone to create value in themselves is by creating value in others first,” he said. The 43-year-old puts his principle into action as a […]
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Tammy Terwelp was hired in September to be the new general manager of KRCC, Colorado College’s public radio station. A 20-year veteran of public radio, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate’s most recent job was director of content and programming at 90.5 WESA, the NPR member station in Pittsburgh. She also worked at public radio stations […]
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Jenny Bender loves children — not just the four kids she has with her husband, but every one in the Pikes Peak region. Bender, 36, grew up in Northern California. She moved to Colorado Springs with her husband 12 years ago and has since become woven into the region’s rich nonprofit tapestry, becoming executive director […]
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Eric Sherraden, president and chief operating officer of CEA Medical Manufacturing, moved to Colorado Springs 18 years ago from southwestern Kansas. “I came out here and knew nothing of the area,” Sherraden said. “I happened across CEA, which was, at that time, maybe 40 people. That was in 1998.” Sherraden took a warehouse position. “I […]
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In one of her first jobs, Pat Ellis worked for a nonprofit in Wisconsin, helping adults with disabilities. After moving to Colorado Springs, she parlayed that experience into work for Cheyenne Village, a nonprofit agency that houses adults with developmental disabilities, and then as executive director of TESSA, which fights domestic violence. She then moved […]
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By John Hazlehurst and Cameron Moix Born to a progressive Louisiana pastor, Perry Sanders’ first career was in music. He started as a performer, got into the recording studio business and picked up a law degree from Louisiana State University along the way. He dabbled in the restaurant business while building a powerful law practice […]
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Patrick Bultema is a witness to the power of innovation. He’s such a proponent, in fact, that he’s earned the role of executive director  of innovation at Colorado College. Bultema landed the now-permanent position following years of traveling the country (and the world) assisting in the growth of startups and small companies. The Northern California […]
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Telling a national and local audience about the Better Business Bureau’s mission is the biggest challenge the organization faces, according to its new executive director. Jonathan Liebert has been at the helm of the BBB of Southern Colorado for three months, and he’s already educating the community about its benefits. The BBB reviews business practices […]
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A self-described, reformed hippie, Fred Veitch once played drums in a rock ‘n’ roll band that opened for bands like The Doors and Jefferson Airplane. Fast-forward a few years — after moving to the Springs in 1969, his marriage to Linda, three children and six grandchildren -— and you’ll find Veitch crafting ideas, developing land and […]
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King of the Mountain’s President Steve Brunner grew up in the blue-collar town of Kenosha, Wis. At 12, he had the opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico to play in an international basketball tournament. “It changed my life,” he said, admitting the impact of that moment; realizing he wanted to make sports his livelihood still […]
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