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Alex Turner faced a career crossroads: athletic training, or beer. It’s three years since she chose beer, and Turner, 28, is now part of the small-but-growing cadre of women brewers in the United States. Three weeks into her new role as assistant brewer for Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, she talked with the Business Journal about […]
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Jeni Kemper hoped dance would take her all over the world — and it did. After earning her bachelor’s degree in dance from the University of Arizona, Kemper landed a job performing with the Royal Caribbean cruise line, dancing in exotic locales such as Jamaica and the Bahamas. “And then after two years, I decided that […]
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Like many others, Sami Meyer came to Colorado Springs for sports, but stayed for the people. “You really do get to meet people so quickly here, and the people are genuinely looking to help others succeed,” Meyer said. “I’ve had so many amazing mentors in Colorado Springs.” Meyer, 24, moved from her native California to […]
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Something clicked in young Tarikh Brown’s brain when he opened his first “Luke Cage” comic book, a gift from his aunt. Cage’s initial appearance in 1972’s “Hero for Hire” marked the first black superhero to feature as the protagonist and title character of a comic book. When Brown opened that comic more than a decade […]
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Sam Minneti has worked as project manager and content strategist with Design Rangers for more than five years — or, she likes to say, 15 years in “Millennial time.” Generational humor aside, Design Rangers has been a marker of stability for the 27-year-old Minneti, a Florida native who lived in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington […]
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Morgan Bretzke comes from a long line of helpers. “My grandfather was a doctor and we have a lot of doctors in our family, so we kind of grew up helping people in that way,” Bretzke said. An Arvada native who grew up in New Mexico, Bretzke moved to Colorado Springs two years ago after […]
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Telma Frumholtz was born in France, celebrated her quinceañera in Mexico, and got her high school diploma in Minnesota. So the 26-year-old had no qualms about packing up her car and heading to Colorado Springs, sight unseen. “The week before Thanksgiving [2018], I came out and spent one day visiting apartments and meeting my team, […]
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TerryJosiah Sharpe enlisted in the U.S. Army six days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Six years and two tours in Iraq later, he was ready for something new. “It was great, but it wasn’t the way that I wanted to help the community. I thought that I was going to jump out […]
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The arts community generates more than $153 million in total economic activity in the Pikes Peak region, enriching lives with original, made-in-Colorado-Springs works. It’s a community that Christine Flores has already joined, although she’s still in school. Flores’ drawings in graphite, ink and marker on paper tell stories and illustrate moments from her personal life […]
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Six months ago, Michael Suggs surveyed his fellow patrons during a lunch break at Loyal Coffee with his wife. As his eyes moved from the college students half-hidden behind their laptops, to the suit-clad men and women discussing business matters over cups of espresso, Suggs felt a surge of pride. “I look around, and there’s […]
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For most people, archaeology conjures images of a Harrison Ford type swashbuckling through Egyptian pyramids. Anna Cordova thought so, too — until her first semester at UCCS, when she signed up for two introductory anthropology courses. “The next semester I was taking junior-level archaeology classes — I was just that into it,” said Cordova, 36. […]
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Early in her career, Carolina Yumiseba worked in the casinos of Atlantic City, N.J. “That’s where I learned my customer relationship-management skills,” Yumiseba said. Those skills have been useful in her current job. As integrated marketing consultant for Spanish-language TV network Univisión, Yumiseba helps both Latino- and Anglo-owned businesses find their voices and shape their […]
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