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Most 21-year-olds probably don’t know much about running a company. But Patrick Calhoun isn’t your average 21-year-old. Calhoun is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and is currently completing his undergraduate degree in political science at UCCS. But when he’s not in the classroom, Calhoun is CEO of Vision Restoration International, a nonprofit he […]
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What started as a project at Zac Chapman’s alma matter, Colorado College, is now a small (but growing) movement to create equity in the city’s food system. Originally from Scotch Plains, N.J., “your standard suburb,” Chapman is the executive director of the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue. The philosophy major moved to Colorado Springs in […]
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In October CSU-Pueblo announced its new vision: “To establish Colorado State University-Pueblo as the people’s university of the Southwest United States by 2028.” Helping to conceive that vision is Provost Mohammed Abdelrahman.
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Max Cupp works to give all Colorado Springs neighborhoods a voice. “It’s about making sure everyone has a seat at the table,” he said. “People on the Westside have certain interests, and people in the Southeast have theirs. I help make sure they are all heard or involved in decisions happening in the city.” In […]
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Scott Lee might stop you in the street to talk about parking. “Especially if I see someone staring at a parking meter or looking at a parking garage, I just ask them what they think about it, to get their assessment — they don’t know who I am — just to see what they think […]
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Todd Anderson knows there are challenges facing the local homebuilding industry. But the incoming 2019 president of the Housing & Building Association also knows that, from Banning-Lewis Ranch to Careers in Construction, the region is rife with opportunity. Anderson was born in Wisconsin, where he earned his degree in construction management. He moved to Indianapolis […]
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Erica Shafer’s always had a fierce work ethic, but she knows sometimes hard work alone just isn’t enough. Shafer, associate director of financial aid at Colorado College, is driven by the example of her great-grandfather, an Italian immigrant who worked the mines in Cañon City, her mother, a teacher, and her father, who was a […]
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Jason Nauert is technically a native of Illinois, though the nascent restaurateur grew up in Woodland Park after moving to Colorado with his family when he was 3 years old. “My family, we were like frontiers people,” he said. “I moved out here with my grandma, my grandpa, my cousins, uncles and aunts. I think […]
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Rachel Philhower’s job is to help make sure oil, after it’s drilled, reaches its destination. “Once [oil] leaves out of the wellhead — until it gets to where it is going — that’s the realm I live in,” she said. The Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., native joined the engineering consulting firm PSI headquartered in downtown […]
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A little advice: Don’t decide what’s “junk” jewelry before the appraiser arrives. Julie Nash has a story or two about so-called costume pieces that really weren’t. “I had this lady and she had everything laid out, then she said, ‘Oh, but here’s the junk box,’” said Nash, owner of Anton Nash LLC Independent Jewelry Appraisers. […]
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For Mike McNeill, one conversation stands out from the year he decided to pivot toward a cybersecurity career. “I shifted gears about the year before I retired from the Air Force,” he recalled. “I was like, ‘You know, this cyber thing seems to be expanding. Instead of getting out of the military and going the […]
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When Maria Bay, a native of Peru, was asked what she wanted on her 15th birthday, a traditional quinceañera celebrating the transition from childhood to womanhood, or a trip to London to study English, Bay chose the latter — and the flame for travel was ignited. “I went with a group of 14, 15 kids […]
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