An integral part of the Colorado Springs downtown business community since the 1980s, Morey Bean’s background includes a broad spectrum of professional projects, volunteerism and community involvement. From serving as a member of the design team for Nor’Wood Development’s Pikes Peak Place to working with fellow Southern Colorado American Institute of Architecture members on the recent “Great Streets, Great Skyline” project, he continues to bring creative concepts together with practical application.
Shirley Wick was nearly born in a police car, and she’s been speeding along ever since. After a high school teacher said he wouldn’t waste time helping her because she was a girl, Wick was even more determined. By age 18, she was the administrative secretary for six criminal attorneys. Later she owned a paralegal company for 23 years.
Darsey Nicklasson determined that her second development project, the Casa Mundi apartments under construction on South Tejon Street, would have shorter hallways than her first project, the Blue Dot Place. The design decision was highly intentional. “We want people to run into each other,” Nicklasson said. “Neighbors are less likely to talk with one another […]
Nine years ago, Alicia Archibald was a Business Journal Rising Star. Now she’s a leading light in the Colorado Springs recycling community. Raised on a farm in Navarro, Texas, Archibald moved to Colorado Springs with her family in December 1989. Archibald, who studied business administration at the University of Phoenix, joined the Clean Air Campaign […]
Seeing the impact stable, affordable housing can have on a person’s life is what drew Jeff Martinez to development. “It can really change someone’s entire world to know they have a roof over their head,” he said. “When you see firsthand how that changes their lives, it makes you want to be involved with helping […]
By Faith Miller – Colorado Springs Independent As the person on city staff most directly responsible for affordable housing in Colorado Springs, Community Development Division Manager Steve Posey has a lot on his shoulders. But he’s largely optimistic about the city’s affordable housing prospects, despite a predicted shortage of almost 14,000 units for households making […]
Kandi Buckland discovered a passion for public health 23 years ago in South Dakota. Now, she organizes responses to food-borne illness, disease oubreaks and coordinates restaurant, pool and daycare inspections for the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment. As deputy public health administrator, Buckland is the No. 2 person at the agency — making her responsible for oversight of the department’s various roles and responsibilities.
Some of best advice newly elected Mayor Nick Gradisar has received came from the man at the helm in Colorado Springs. “Mayor [John] Suthers told me to make a strong effort to develop that cooperative, collaborative relationship with the city council as this new system of government takes off,” he said. “I think it’s important […]
Dean Williams, who heads Colorado’s Department of Corrections, aims to reduce the state’s high recidivism rate and help Colorado businesses at the same time. Williams took the job in January after meeting with Gov. Jared Polis and has already started implementing reforms. A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in organizational communication, Williams moved […]
When it comes to cultural icons, Christopher Liedel has worked with some of the nation’s heaviest hitters. Today Liedel is CEO of the United States Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame (which is expected to open in spring 2020), but he has also helped build up brands such as National Geographic, where he served as […]
LaShae Woodard has worked at Ent Credit Union for nearly three decades. The Air Force brat lived in the Springs before her family moved to Guam. Woodard then returned to the Front Range when she was in the ninth grade. “My parents decided during our first assignment here that this is where they wanted to […]
When Jason DeaBueno was growing up in Colorado Springs in the 1980s, he would take the Silver Key Senior Services bus to the Colorado Springs Senior Center with his great-grandmother. “That was my first introduction to Silver Key,” the organization’s new president and CEO said. “From that time forward, I’ve had the opportunity to be […]