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Anyone involved in the Colorado Springs Arts scene knows Kat Tudor. She and her husband Bob have made numerous contributions to the arts locally, including their latest project, Marmalade at Smokebrush. Kat Tudor took some to talk to the CSBJ about Marmalade and local arts in general. What is Marmalade? Marmalade is the newest incarnation […]
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After growing up the daughter of a military father in Georgia and studying geography in college, Jessica Watkins Stuart experienced life at a nonprofit that launched a career in education. Stuart, 29, came to Colorado College in 2012 to further her education and be closer to her now-husband Tyler. During the second year of a […]
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As an increasing number of Colorado Springs residents are choosing downtown jobs and lifestyles, businesspeople like Gretchen Moran stand ready to serve them. Moran is the manager of Tejon Street Grocery Deli, which opened the first week of May and caters to young professionals, loft owners and people on the go. The former New York native who appreciates access to gourmet foods, fine cheeses, prepared deli meals as well as everyday milk-bread-and-snack fare, says she looks forward to growing with the downtown community.
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Jenny Bender loves children — not just the four kids she has with her husband, but every one in the Pikes Peak region. Bender, 36, grew up in Northern California. She moved to Colorado Springs with her husband 12 years ago and has since become woven into the region’s rich nonprofit tapestry, becoming executive director […]
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As founder and president of marketing research company Elevated Insights, Debbie Balch has structured her business around the three Rs: research, results and revenue. With a degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and years of experience in independent consulting and market research for brands such as Frito-Lay, PepsiCo and Starbucks, Balch […]
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She’s seen a lot in her 32 years. Anna Katherine “AK” Barnett-Hart, an accomplished violinist from Broomfield, went straight from high school to The Juilliard School to study music in New York City. After a year, she decided Harvard University was where she wanted to be instead, and it was there she went on to […]
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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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Jessica Turnwald, who has directed the $30.5 million campaign to finance the Fine Arts Center’s dramatic addition, remembers interviewing for the job with President Michael De Marsche in early 2005. “Mike asked me about my fundraising experience, and of course I had come from the foundation side, so I knew about making grants and writing checks, not the other way around,” she said. “So I started by saying, “Well, I sold Girl Scout cookies!” Turnwald got the job and has succeeded. The campaign has exceeded its initial goal, and, according to Turnwald, is within $1.5 million of meeting its revised target.
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John Spears has never been a stereotypical librarian. He’s outgoing, doesn’t read fiction and was turned down for a job at his high school library. It wasn’t until college that Spears developed a passion for libraries and how they serve the community. Now, as executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District, 42-year-old Spears oversees […]
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When you need an accountant, you need someone who is meticulous, organized and regimented. Tad Goodenbour, CPA and tax partner for BKD LLP, is nothing if not regimented and precise. He runs six miles each morning at 4:30 a.m. and works seven days per week. By way of apology for being a workaholic, he says, […]
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Terri Hayes, executive director of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce since July 2011, has settled into the greater Colorado Springs area, after growing up in Seattle, Portland and eastern Oregon, and living 16 years in Arizona (where it’s “too hot”), Southern California and several years in England. Hayes, who lives in Black Forest and enjoys […]
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Editor’s note: The Young Professional One on One is a new feature. Each week the Business Journal will interview an up-and-comer from the Springs business community. Know someone who should be featured? Send suggestions to editorial@csbj.com. Etienne Hardre spent years working in several large accounting and finance businesses, where he honed his financial management and […]
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