Ken Barela focuses on progress. A U.S. Army veteran, he has not only translated skills learned during active duty to the private sector, but continues to serve his community. His post-military career includes serving as Pikes Peak Behavioral Health’s senior vice president and as mayor for the City of Fountain.
While Karen Cullen has four generations of roots deep-set in Colorado, she couldn’t be much greener in her new position as executive director of Old Colorado City Associates. Officially taking over the merchants association May 30, Cullen spoke with the Business Journal about her myriad careers in Colorado, from the technical to the hospitable, traveling […]
Charlie Lucy came to Colorado Springs as a cadet at the Air Force Academy. Now, after retiring from the military, he’s using that experience to help companies grow and obtain government business. He was staff judge advocate at the academy — and went to work for Holland & Hart after his military service. Lucy recently took time to tell the CSBJ about himself and his business.
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 […]
Eric Austin Attard has been the executive director of the Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center since May. He’s also busy working on a master’s in marriage and family counseling. The Springs has a reputation for being intolerant. What’s your take? I think where you immerse yourself is vital to that question. A lot […]
Tim Merritt got his start in television advertising sales on the East Coast as an account executive. During 1999, Gray Television Inc. transferred him to WHSV, an ABC affiliate in Harrisonburg, W.Va., where he was promoted to general sales manager and then to station manager. He moved to Colorado Springs last October and took over as KKTV general manager.
Mark White, president of Northstar Bank Colorado, moved with his family to Colorado Springs from Grand Junction when he was in junior high school. He loves the outdoors and spends as much time as he can hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing and golfing with his wife Lori and their sons, 14 and 16, both students at […]
As a professor and director of work force training, job satisfaction for Jaki Taggart is reflected in reports from students who have graduated from Pikes Peak Community College. Taggart says that her proudest moment was reading a story in the Pikes Peak News, the student newspaper, about a student who returned to the classroom after a 30 years’ absence and described Taggart’s influence. But Taggart is more than a professor — she’s also an entrepreneur. She operates an Internet-based business, Blackberry Boutique, and she and her husband recently bought The Alumni Bar, which will open Jan. 13.
During high school, while playing football and baseball, being a banker was the furthest thing from his mind. Callen Borgias thought bankers were stuffy and uptight — much like those depicted in Mary Poppins. During college, he competed as an oarsman/stroke, and then worked as a geologist in Denver — “until the oil and gas […]
While he never thought he’d pursue a life in public service, Monument Mayor Jeff Kaiser will be stepping away from his mayoral position (and nearly two terms as a town trustee) in April. The California native has lived all over the world, including New Zealand, Israel and Canada, but set roots in the Tri-Lakes region […]
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 […]