Matt Hall has accomplished a great amount in his 29 years: from becoming an artist and model to acting in and producing plays. Among the Washington native’s exploits is the co-founding of Dragon Theatre Productions, a theatrical program of Colorado Springs-based nonprofit Imagination Celebration that inspires people to pursue their passion for the stage regardless […]
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After growing up playing streetball and fighting neighborhood grass fires with brooms, being accepted to graduate school changed Thomas Duening’s life. Although he could out-jump his college teammates and dunk two-handed, these days he uses his highly analytical mind to study the theories of economics. Duening is fascinated by economic conditions and how wealth is […]
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Tony Karr, the new principal for Lewis-Palmer High School, is not a new face in School District 38. Karr was dean of students at Palmer Ridge High School from 2012-14, followed by three years there as assistant principal before taking the top job at Lewis-Palmer. This academic year, Karr, at 36 years old, is responsible […]
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David Leinweber is a fisher of men – and women – who need angling supplies. Leinweber started his fishing supply business, Angler’s Covey, in 1982 and this year moved to 295 S. 21st St. – a storefront that’s hard to miss. Made of giant logs, the building looks more like a mountain lodge than a retail outlet. Leinweber is hoping the building will lure more fishing aficionados to his business, which offers an extensive line of rods and reels, along with everything else from boats to lip balm.
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For business owners and wannabe entrepreneurs, Terry Zarsky is the go-to woman at the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs. Always upbeat, the business services librarian knows virtually everyone in town, and she earnestly wants to help people to start or grow a business. Her knowledge, courses and consulting are free, thanks to the […]
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Julie Davis, a Colorado College graduate, knew from a young age that she wanted to teach. She just figured she’d always teach kids. “I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” Davis said. “I didn’t know I’d be a business owner.” Davis grew up in Breckenridge, moved around the state and would eventually return to […]
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Linda Weise leads a troupe of instructors that train the Mozarts and Shakespeares of tomorrow. She founded the Colorado Springs Conservatory in 1994, a preparatory school for young performing artists, and many of her graduates have attended some of the nation’s most esteemed performing arts schools. For Weise, finding her current career in the arts […]
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After a decade of television experience, Jason Carter decided to branch out and start his own business. While the Washington native acknowledges the move was risky, he said creating Twelve Legs Marketing was worth it. “I call it Twelve Legs because those are the number of legs in our family,” he said. “My wife and […]
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Halle Friedman grew up watching her dad practice medicine as the only doctor and surgeon in a rural area in Washington. He eventually lost his business because of insurance laws and other factors, and thus Friedman learned compassion for doctors, not knowing what a huge part that would later play in her life. In high […]
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When it comes to getting stuff done, Kelley Heider is the person to call. The 34-year-old doesn’t hesitate to take charge as the vice president of innovation and social media at the digital public relations company, SSPR. Heider is known for fostering rapid change within the company while serving as a role model because of […]
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Lee Milner calls himself a geographic real estate broker because he has a master’s degree in geography. Geography, he reasons, is the study of people in the environment, and real estate sales, especially on the buying side, involves finding the right environment for people to live in. He also has been involved with trails and […]
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Mark Waller had the odds stacked against him, but has been successful in a military and public service career. Born and raised in a small farming community in rural Illinois, Waller has come quite a long way to become a public servant in Colorado Springs. He became the first person in his family to receive […]
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