Much like the physics of riding a bike, Derek Bouchard-Hall has struck a balance between the worlds of athletics and business that have comprised most of his adult life. The southern California native and CEO of USA Cycling moved to the East Coast at the age of 6, growing up in Massachusetts. He earned his […]
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Greg Phillips sometimes jokes that he should’ve thought about building Denver International Airport farther away. “It would’ve helped us out a little bit,” he says. Decades before Phillips became director of aviation for Colorado Springs Airport, he helped lead the project team that built Denver’s airport — which, of course, is now COS’ main competition […]
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“What took us so long?” That’s what Nicholas Gledich’s wife of 40 years, Nora, wanted to know when they decided to move to Colorado Springs from Florida nine years ago when Gledich became Colorado Springs School District 11 superintendent. They’d always wanted to come here, and the position sealed the deal. In those nine years, […]
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Taj Stokes is putting into practice the quote, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The former pastor of Passion City Church on the Southeast side of Colorado Springs is a keep-it-real, street-level guy who knows people find […]
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The ability to read proficiently greatly enhances life. Gina Solazzi, executive director of the Children’s Literacy Center, understands the importance of reading and has made it her mission to ensure that kids are reading at their proper grade level. Through CLC, children along the Front Range receive free, one-on-one tutoring to help bring them up […]
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Tammy Donahugh’s done Crankworx, a world-class mountain biking competition. Now she does the books. But whether she’s tackling terrain or managing numbers, she always likes to make sure she’s in control. A California native, she lost the crowds and gained more “terrain” when she moved to Colorado over a decade ago. Now she focuses on […]
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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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