While she was born in Mexico, Yolanda Avila’s family has had ties to Colorado Springs since the late 1950s. The city councilor represents District 4 on the Southeast side, an area with which she is entirely familiar. Avila’s father spent 21 years in the Army and was stationed at Fort Carson on more than one […]
People tend to look up when they talk to Mike Jorgensen of Red Noland Cadillac. The 6-foot, 7-inch auto dealer moved to Colorado Springs with his family during 1961 and returned to the area after graduating from college. Today his company is ranked among the nation’s top 100 Cadillac dealerships, but Jorgensen says credit for […]
Ann King started working at BKD before she finished college. She now serves as the company’s health care leader and is involved in accounting and auditing, practice management, third-party reimbursement and other financial issues. King also is president of the Health Care Financial Management Association. HFMA has more than 34,000 members who work in the health care industry. The organization’s goal is to provide education, analysis and guidance to health care financial professionals.
Lee Rabidoux made history at one of Colorado Springs’ prominent nonprofit organizations when she became the first female president of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 309. Rabidoux considers the group’s nonprofit and volunteer work to be extremely important. She plans to continue the organization’s volunteer efforts, especially those that involve children and disabled veterans. As president, Rabidoux coordinates the group’s efforts to help pay for Pikes Peak Hospice programs, as well as raise money to provide medical, dental and other health care for El Paso County residents.
Last month George Preston became general manager of local classical music station KCME 88.7 FM, and he believes his new mission is not only to grow a listening audience but also to bring the community together through Mozart and Beethoven. Preston replaces Jeanna Wearing, who left the general manager post after 18 years but will […]
After growing up an “Army brat,” Terrance McWilliams made the Army his career. He was command sergeant major of Fort Carson for more than five years. During March 2003, he prepared troops — to “go into harm’s way” — and their families for the separation and possibility of a loved one not returning home.
Dan Johnson wasn’t always sure he wanted to pursue economics as a career. But a year of graduate studies in England cemented his decision and he hasn’t looked back. When he isn’t juggling multiple research projects, he’s teaching classes and staying involved on the campus and in the community.
Denise A. DeLeo began her professional career as a chemist, and has extensive marketing, publicity and sports tournament directorship experience. Organized and methodical, DeLeo trained for six months before traveling to Africa and trekking to the summits of Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro. She brings that same drive and discipline, along with a dose of humor, when designing a financial plan.
Gary Henry first came to Colorado Springs as a member of the Air Force. After he retired from military service, he joined the board of directors of the newly created Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Recently, he was named the PTAC’s third director, after Ken Knapp moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. In […]
Maureen Christopher and business partner Marty Taylor (not shown) started Tayco Screen Printing & Embroidery 27 years ago and count the Denver Broncos among their clients. Living abroad made Maureen Christopher and business partner Marty Taylor realize the power of American entrepreneurship. So, when Christopher returned to Colorado Springs, she and Taylor wasted no time […]
Dr. James Young has been an advocate and principal investigator for clinical research trials throughout his professional career. After 21 years at an oncology center in Tulsa, he moved to Penrose-St. Francis Health Center to be closer to the mountains, and to start a second-career.
* Name: Alan Hirschfeld * Organization: Cool River Publishing * Position: Owner and founder * Hometown: Monument. Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs (Monument): Six years. My family and I were born and lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area until early 1999. * Education: Bachelor’s degree […]