As group director of the Center for Creative Leadership, Joan Gurvis is responsible for developing tomorrow’s leaders and helping today’s leaders through a focus on education and research.<br> Gurvis is responsible for implementing programs that are specific to the city and its leadership.<br> She took time recently to tell the CSBJ about herself and her organization.<br>
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Bob Holmes brings both patience and experience to his job as executive director of Homeward Pikes Peak. A nonprofit agency focused on finding jobs and housing for the homeless population, Holmes has worked for the group since 2003. He brings his experience and love of children as a school superintendent to the job — as […]
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Jane Young’s roots in the community run deep. “My dad was discharged from the Army at Fort Carson, after he’d served in Korea,” she said. “He came back here as soon as he could, and worked for many years as the art director for Gabel Advertising, one of the first agencies in Colorado Springs.” After graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Young went to work for Digital Equipment. She left its successor to go into business for herself as a financial planner.
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All the world may be a stage, but Colorado Springs and Woodland Park play host to a troupe of international performers only once a year. They come as part of the Colorado Festival of World Theatre, and Executive Director John Sheehan leads the performance effort. This year’s two-week season opens July 15 with the fourth annual fundraising gala at the Broadmoor hotel, and from July 20 through July 30, seven stages in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park will host 27 performances
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Who opens a restaurant on a dare? Sean Fitzgerald can answer that one. After a disappointing night out, Fitzgerald, 35, was running down a laundry list of complaints about the restaurant they’d just left, when his wife dared him to open his own. Forty days later, he signed a lease — and The Wobbly Olive […]
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Lt. Gen. Michael Gould plans to leave his mark on the Air Force Academy. As the commander who’s been at the post since June, Gould is overseeing the Academy’s most extensive renovation since it was built in the 1950s. Nearly every building needs an upgrade, as do the academy’s practice planes. “It’s crazy. We’re flying […]
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For Taylor Stamp, golf and art were natural precursors to a career in real estate. The 27-year-old Colorado Springs native attended college for visual and performing arts and played golf — a passion from a very young age — throughout his schooling. After graduating in 2011, Stamp spent two years as a professional golfer while […]
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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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After Trinity Bradley-Anderson passed the CPA exam in 1998, she applied for a job as a tax consultant with local accounting firm Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. and was hired on the spot. She walked through the door as a motivated young professional and 18 years later, she’s running the business. The 41-year-old was born […]
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More than 20 years ago, Colorado native Mike Bristol and his wife, Amanda, opened Bristol Brewing Company. And despite the increasing demand for their beers (on draft and in six-packs) across the state, roughly 70 percent of the company’s business remains in Colorado Springs — and they plan to keep it that way. “A lot […]
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Winfield Scott Stratton, a gold miner who struck it rich in 1891, is recognized as one of the most benevolent men in Colorado Springs’ history, and Mark Turk is leading the effort to continue fulfilling Stratton’s charitable vision. Turk is the executive director of the Myron Stratton Home, a palatial estate located at the southeast […]
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As the former Colorado Insurance Commissioner and mayor of Manitou Springs, Marcy Morrison is no stranger to tough jobs, and her current position is no exception. She is the CEO of iManitou, a multifaceted organization that combines the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau and economic development office for the City of Manitou Springs, a tourist […]
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