Colorado Springs native Taylor Donner sees his passion for beer as an extension of his longtime love for food. Donner pursued his first love to Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and later found himself working in the Vancouver beer industry. After that, he was sold. He passed the Certified Cicerone Exam in April — an […]
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Patrick Bultema is a witness to the power of innovation. He’s such a proponent, in fact, that he’s earned the role of executive director  of innovation at Colorado College. Bultema landed the now-permanent position following years of traveling the country (and the world) assisting in the growth of startups and small companies. The Northern California […]
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Telling a national and local audience about the Better Business Bureau’s mission is the biggest challenge the organization faces, according to its new executive director. Jonathan Liebert has been at the helm of the BBB of Southern Colorado for three months, and he’s already educating the community about its benefits. The BBB reviews business practices […]
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After venturing more than 30 times from the U.S. to China, Eric Moraczewski is no amateur at doing business abroad. Establishing a resourceful network across borders, the 34-year-old CEO founded FDI Strategies LLC in November 2013 — getting mid-tier firms plugged into foreign markets, assisting foreign clients in establishing a U.S. presence and helping domestic […]
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Mary Coleman graduated in 2000 from Harrison High School — and hasn’t slowed down since. Starting as an administrative assistant at Memorial Hospital, she’s now the manager of network provider relations for Colorado Health Neighborhoods (CHN) at Centura Health. In this role, she manages provider relations strategy across Colorado for the largest integrated physician network […]
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Harris Kalofonos and the ancient Olympic Games didn’t start too far apart. Kalofonos, 33, was born and raised in Athens, Greece, near Olympia, where the Games originated. He earned an undergraduate degree in physical education from a Greek university, spent a couple of  years in the Greek army’s special forces, interned with the U.S. Olympic […]
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A self-described, reformed hippie, Fred Veitch once played drums in a rock ‘n’ roll band that opened for bands like The Doors and Jefferson Airplane. Fast-forward a few years — after moving to the Springs in 1969, his marriage to Linda, three children and six grandchildren -— and you’ll find Veitch crafting ideas, developing land and […]
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King of the Mountain’s President Steve Brunner grew up in the blue-collar town of Kenosha, Wis. At 12, he had the opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico to play in an international basketball tournament. “It changed my life,” he said, admitting the impact of that moment; realizing he wanted to make sports his livelihood still […]
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Missouri native Marcus Featherston joined Intelligent Software Solutions in 1999 as a senior software engineer, less than a year after the company was founded. He was ISS’s first employee, hired by the company’s founders. A 1992 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Featherston spent five years on active duty before returning to Colorado Springs […]
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For the son of a summer camp director, the value of healthy living and outdoor experiences was never lost on Andrew VanDerWege. The Colorado Springs native went to camp each summer until leaving to attend University of Colorado at Boulder, where he graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. After more than […]
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Aside from Gen. William Palmer, who founded the city of Colorado Springs in 1871, few residents have had a greater impact on the city’s built environment than Nolan Schriner. When he and his spouse Sharon arrived here in 1968, Colorado Springs was still a small city — but one ready to explode. In 1973, Schriner […]
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When Sallie Clark leaves office in January 2017 at the end of her third term as an El Paso County commissioner, she will join an elite group of long-serving local elected officials such as Bob Isaac, Terry Harris and Marcy Morrison. She ran for office a total of six times, serving on City Council between […]
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