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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Morris Roth, who has worked at AspenPointe for nearly 42 years, will retire at the end of July. As CEO, he has led AspenPointe, one of the region’s largest — and oldest — nonprofits, which serves those with mental health needs, substance-abuse recovery and employment, and career development. AspenPointe traces its roots to 1875 when […]
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Professional artist and photographer Allison Daniell brought her creative vision to the Pikes Peak region from her native Tennessee during a summer break in college. As she drove west on U.S. Highway 24 toward Woodland Park and a job at Eagle Lake Camp, she fell in love with the area. Fast forward a few years […]
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As the city’s transit services division manager, Sherre Ritenour has seen Colorado Springs public transportation options grow. Since becoming director, Ritenour has helped create the Front Range Commuter Bus Service, the bus system from Fountain to Denver, and hopes to oversee the creation of light rail system in Colorado Springs. She believes public transit should be used by everyone and is committed to seeing Colorado Springs’ public transportation offerings grow.
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He started as a contract compliance manager with the city of Colorado Springs. Now Ryan Trujillo heads up its Office of Innovation and Sustainability, where he’s instrumental in leading one of the city’s innovative new projects — Smart COS — a priority of the mayor, city council and the utilities board. He came to his […]
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A knack for knowing top-level executives leads to bottom-line results for Chris Straka’s clients. He runs Straka Marketing and Sales from his home and says he draws on his deep Colorado Springs roots to bring business marketing ideas to fruition. Having spent his entire marketing career at the foot of Pikes Peak has meant making […]
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* Name: Morey Bean, AIA * Organization: Colorado Architecture Partnership LLP * Position: Founding Partner * Hometown: Colorado Springs * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: A native of 52 years. * Education: Bachelor of Environmental Design, CU Boulder Master of Architecture, Ohio State University * A few words about your company: The […]
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Few businesses in Colorado Springs are more recognizable than Coca-Cola — and few executives are more popular than Jerry Mayes, the company’s sales center manager. A supporter of numerous nonprofit organizations that help children, Mayes has volunteered with Boys & Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mayes recently took time to tell the CSBJ about himself and his business.
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By Kristian DePue After living in Colorado Springs for a year, Jordyn Myers has found ways to contribute to the community that is now her home. “The first time I came here, it was for my interview with BKD,” she said. “I submitted my resumé thinking it was a long shot, but got a call […]
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Despite successes in the courtroom — including a $300 million settlement in a national class action suit — Bill Maywhort’s fondest wish is success on the golf course. Maywhort, an associate at Holland & Hart in Colorado Springs, specializes in product liability, corporate securities and environmental law. He has tried more than 100 cases that […]
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Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Peter Speiser planned to be a physical therapist and work in sports medicine — but as is often the case, life took him in a different direction. After competing on the wrestling team at St. Mary’s High School and playing some hockey and football on the side, he enrolled […]
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After taking college-level courses and designing text and graphics for a computer game while in high school, C. Travis Webb expected to get a degree in computer science. But as a freshman in college, the drudgery of a five-days-a-week, 8 a.m. calculus class convinced him otherwise. The loss of the computer science industry is the gain of the accounting world.
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