Rich Burchfield followed in his father’s footsteps when he became the chief defense development officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC in late July. Burchfield and his dad both served in the Air Force, and have now both worked for a chamber of commerce. After serving for nearly 30 years and then […]
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Asha Kurian works at Tek Experts, a global business and IT outsourcing company with a location in Colorado Springs. But she is more than just a sales assist generalist at the 7-year-old Bulgaria-based company. Kurian moved to the U.S. from Coimbatore in south India, where she received a degree in fashion technology from Kumaraguru College […]
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Patience is a virtue is a philosophy that Mackenzie Tamayo has lived by since 2003, when she started her career in customer service and hospitality at Serranos Coffee Co. While at times she feared being stuck in one role forever, she knew that  meant she needed to work harder. “There were seasons where I didn’t […]
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When not working, Kevin Lisenbee can be found playing trivia at local pubs with his friends or traveling the world. But throughout the week, 28-year-old Lisenbee works as one of the veterinarians at Northwest Animal Hospital, 4575 Chestnut St. He handles about 15 appointments per day, performing exams, screenings, vaccinations and routine blood work. Three […]
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In December, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will unveil its new interior design, which will include a rebooted welcome center where job seekers can have their resumés reviewed and take job-skills assessments. It’s one of many changes made by Lisa Rice, the workforce center’s new executive director and CEO. She’s making changes even as she’s […]
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After going deaf from an undiagnosed allergic reaction to braces as a teenager, Patrick Rizzo quit wrestling, a sport he’d participated in since the second grade. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, he found another passion. Even though he eventually regained partial hearing, he still couldn’t wrestle because of equilibrium issues. So he started […]
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Reports show that the average age Millennials choose to get married is in their mid to late 20s, but not every young adult fits the trend. Pueblo native Destiny Camp Meza, communications coordinator for The Greater Pueblo Chamber and Visit Pueblo, moved out of her parents’ home and was married by the time she was […]
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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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While working as a youth pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Stu Davis took the young members of his church overseas to work in impoverished communities. One long-running partnership was with a community in Swaziland, located in southern Africa, which is grappling with one of the highest HIV rates on earth. “We did […]
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When Chynna Frana attended the University of Iowa’s freshman orientation, one student shared how he changed his major five times and was coming out a doctor. Frana told her father, “Don’t worry. That won’t happen to me.” He asked whether she meant changing her major or becoming a doctor. “Both,” she said. Frana changed her […]
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Community Bank President Jason Doyle joined UMB Bank in 2011, the same year he moved to Colorado Springs. He was hired as vice president, business development officer but had no idea that UMB was grooming him for bigger things. The former golf pro was elevated to president weeks later and has thrived in the role […]
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Anna Parrish was drawn to Colorado even as a teen, despite never having visited. Born in Greenville, N.C., Parrish moved with her family to Virginia before venturing back to attend college at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. It was her love of the mountains that led her to earn her degree there, and the […]
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