Liz Calhoun planned to become a nurse practitioner, but marrying a U.S. Army staff sergeant changed her path. “Every time you look at nursing school, it’s like a three-year commitment — and that’s once you get in,” said Calhoun, facilities coordinator for Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs. “I just don’t...
A Southerner at heart, Liz Borris is happiest when she’s uniting people around food, drink and entertainment. “It’s pretty simple, but that’s what it’s all about, right?” said Borris, events and group sales manager at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew on North Tejon Street. Born in Georgia and raised in Tennessee, Borris...
Cecilia Harry migrated from the Upper Midwest to the Pikes Peak region to join the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC just over a month ago, but she’s already feeling at home. As chief economic development officer, Harry leads the organization’s efforts to attract, expand, retain and support successful businesses and...
Manya Whitaker isn’t interested in hearing what her students think. “The statement that most reflects how I approach teaching and learning is, ‘I don’t care what you think. I care why you think it,’” said Whitaker, an associate professor of education at Colorado College. “I’m not here to tell you what...
Rachel Beisel has always been fascinated with how things are made, and she knows from experience that life itself is often what you make it. The 35-year-old entrepreneur and senior vice president for CableLabs — a nonprofit research and development company that serves the cable industry — is a self-made...
Jessamyn Jones is breaking down barriers in a heavily male-dominated field. One of four women attorneys at Mulliken Wiener Berg & Jolivet P.C. hired in the past two years, her practice focuses on construction litigation. A native of Boulder, Jones graduated summa cum laude from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a...
Micah Rice has high hopes for “the largest mountain bike race Colorado Springs has ever seen,” and what it will mean for the city and local cycling. Pikes Peak APEX got the official go-ahead last October and kicks off Sept. 24, with four days of endurance events covering in-town trails,...
Dr. Mike DiStefano’s favorite part of his job is swapping his suit and tie for a lab coat and a 12-hour emergency room shift. As chief medical officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, ER shifts are not exactly part of the job description for DiStefano anymore. But the Texas...
Timothy Corner knows the path to getting fit and staying healthy is different for every individual. The techniques that help one person achieve their goals might be totally ineffective on the next. So rather than provide a “cookie-cutter” workout regimen and nutrition guide, the certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist...
One of Kyle Cunningham’s goals as general manager of 91.5 KRCC is to stay out of the office as much as possible. “I got into this business because I loved the people that were a part of it,” Cunningham said. “I hear from people who say, ‘I literally never turn...
The summer he was 16 years old, Tino Leone attended a weeklong design camp at Kansas State University, Manhattan. That week sparked an interest in architecture and design that turned into a career. Now he’s reached a pinnacle. After 12 years at HB&A Architecture and Planning in Colorado Springs, Leone...
Jody Barker is used to being recognized. After more than 20 years working in the Colorado Springs senior services field, he still answers work-related questions at church or the grocery store. “I really thrive as a resource for people looking for senior services,” Barker said. “Regardless of what I was doing...