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Barbara Myrick’s father dreamed of one day opening his own construction company with his six sons at his side. However, it was his daughter who would become the construction entrepreneur. A New Jersey native, Myrick settled in Colorado Springs after spending 10 years as an air traffic controller in the Army. She and her then-husband […]
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Longinos Gonzalez is determined to give back, as much of his life has revolved around some form of public service. The El Paso County Commissioner took the oath of office in January 2017 to represent District 4, which includes about half the landmass of El Paso County. The district is diverse and includes areas near […]
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Doug Martin needed less than a week to learn banking was not for him. “I worked there four days and then I quit,” Martin said of his first post-collegiate job, in 2003 with a multinational bank in his native Montana. “It literally was not for me.” Martin called Tom Osborne, who was CEO of the […]
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For 19 years, Whitney Luckett has ushered complete strangers into the long L shape of her Skyway living room for a night of swaying in time with an acoustic guitar, singing along to old favorite tunes and learning new ones. “My sister-in-law took one look at [our living room] and said, ‘You’ve got two choices […]
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For Spark Mindset CEO Lawrence Wagner, 2019 is a big year. He just spent three months running Spark Mindset’s first pilot program with high school students in New Orleans, La. — and this week he’s back in the Springs to get started with Exponential Impact’s 14-week accelerator program. Spark Mindset is one of seven startups in […]
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Loren Lancaster is on a mission to find “noble-hearted business leaders.” After decades-long careers in music and engineering, the international business banker is helping to shape business culture in Vietnam — and building relationships between companies there and in the United States. He’s dedicated to supporting startups and professionals in both countries — serving as […]
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For those who have lived in southern Colorado for some time, Jay Cimino is a familiar face. He is recognizable not only for his appearances in local Phil Long auto dealership television commercials, but for his multiple other businesses and tremendous community involvement as well. Cimino is a Colorado native, hailing from Trinidad. He’s a […]
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Linda Warren learned about being neighborly while she was growing up in a small, rural town — Davenport, Neb., population 420. Her dad worked at the local Skelly gas station and provided fuel to the local farmers; her mom was a schoolteacher. “I learned very organically about being involved in your community,” she said. “It’s […]
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Stuart Coppedge wanted a career that would allow him to simultaneously nurture the technical and creative sides of his brain. He “happily” ended up in architecture. “I actually started out wanting to be a marine biologist and then shifted to chemical engineering,” said Coppedge, one of five principal owners of RTA Architects in Colorado Springs. […]
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When Jon Severson’s mother gifted him with a copy of “The Bug Club,” the then 9-year-old immediately took to the streets of his Winona, Minn., neighborhood in search of fellow bug collectors. “I went door to door with a notepad getting everybody’s phone number and asking if there were any kids who’d like to join […]
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