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,...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...