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Andrew Woehle moved to Colorado Springs in 2007 and began a career in the liquor sales industry that spanned nearly a decade. Today the 35-year-old is director of membership for the city’s new 365 Grand Club, a venture of local hotelier and attorney Perry Sanders. Woehle spoke with the Business Journal this week about his […]
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Having started a career in archaeology in her home state of California, nothing on Nicole Anthony’s resumé hinted at her future in the arts. She attended a STEM-centric high school in Carson, graduated with a degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and worked on projects and expeditions in South America. But […]
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John Spears has never been a stereotypical librarian. He’s outgoing, doesn’t read fiction and was turned down for a job at his high school library. It wasn’t until college that Spears developed a passion for libraries and how they serve the community. Now, as executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District, 42-year-old Spears oversees […]
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Ashley Felice fulfilled a dream of becoming a police officer while serving with the Army. “As a little kid, I actually wanted to be a homicide detective,” she said. “And I still have a passion to be a police officer.” Now, married to a Colorado Springs Police detective and the mother of five kids ranging […]
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Denisa Tova has been a financial consultant for the last 10 years.<br> Her office is in the historic former YWCA building on East Kiowa Street, in the heart of downtown. Tova particularly treasures the original Van Briggle fireplace in the conference area, which helps provide a warm, informal tone.<br>
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Taj Stokes is putting into practice the quote, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The former pastor of Passion City Church on the Southeast side of Colorado Springs is a keep-it-real, street-level guy who knows people find […]
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Andres Velez’s parents, before meeting, immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia in the 1960s and ’70s. Once married, they built their family in Union City, N.J., where Velez grew up, attended high school and enlisted in the Army in 2005. Stationed in Colorado Springs when he left the service (including two years in Iraq), Velez […]
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Throughout David Welker’s life, he’s been open to different possibilities and has frequently ventured off course to explore new opportunities. After living in multiple cities during his youth, Welker craved new challenges and experiences, visiting different countries, serving in the military and crafting drinks at Ivywild. He now works in commercial real estate for Hoff […]
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Darsey Nicklasson determined that her second development project, the Casa Mundi apartments under construction on South Tejon Street, would have shorter hallways than her first project, the Blue Dot Place. The design decision was highly intentional. “We want people to run into each other,” Nicklasson said. “Neighbors are less likely to talk with one another […]
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* Name: Marta Erhard * Organization: CorVirtus * Position: Founder and partner * Hometown: Talara, Peru * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 10 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree, Scripps College; master’s degree in personnel and employee relations, University of South Carolina * A few words about your company: CorVirtus supports customers in […]
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While Elise Pickering has never officially lived in Colorado Springs, she has the responsibility for acting as its voice at the nation’s capital. Pickering represents Colorado Springs and its Pikes Peak Federal Action Coalition, or mPACT, as a lobbyist at the bipartisan firm of Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen, Bingel and Thomas. The coalition is a group […]
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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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