Editor’s note: Changes were made to the online version of the story to clarify the names of the boards Julia Sands de Melendez is a part of.  When she was 8 years old, Julia Sands de Melendez visited Pikes Peak for the first time and said she dreamed of living in Colorado. Her dream became […]
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Bill Hardin, who is currently one of only two pediatric surgeons in Colorado Springs, has a passion for treating kids and helping families. He performs surgeries at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, and follows up with patients at the Children’s Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care clinic in Briargate. He has lived in Colorado Springs since 2014, and […]
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John Brazie started his career in food service in high school, and hasn’t ever steered away from the industry. After working as the executive chef at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, a luxury hotel in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston for almost 20 years, Brazie relocated to Colorado Springs in August for his love of […]
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After receiving approval for a new kind of charter school in Colorado Springs in 2014, Patrick Cush and his brother, David Cush, CEO of Virgin America Airlines, enrolled 40 students in Launch High School in 2016. Now 75 students are enrolled in the school’s second year and that number is expected to increase to 120 […]
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Before being elected mayor of Manitou Springs on Nov. 7, Ken Jaray spent most of his professional life working as an attorney. He also is founder of several projects and nonprofits for the city, including the Manitou Springs Peak Living Project, whose mission is to make Manitou Springs a healthy city, and the Fountain Creek […]
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Patricia Yeager says every job she’s had, including running independent living centers in Denver and an industry association in California, propelled her to becoming CEO of The Independence Center, a nonprofit in downtown Colorado Springs that assists and advocates for people with disabilities.
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Rich Burchfield followed in his father’s footsteps when he became the chief defense development officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC in late July. Burchfield and his dad both served in the Air Force, and have now both worked for a chamber of commerce. After serving for nearly 30 years and then […]
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In December, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will unveil its new interior design, which will include a rebooted welcome center where job seekers can have their resumés reviewed and take job-skills assessments. It’s one of many changes made by Lisa Rice, the workforce center’s new executive director and CEO. She’s making changes even as she’s […]
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Community Bank President Jason Doyle joined UMB Bank in 2011, the same year he moved to Colorado Springs. He was hired as vice president, business development officer but had no idea that UMB was grooming him for bigger things. The former golf pro was elevated to president weeks later and has thrived in the role […]
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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 […]
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