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Dynelle Abeyta is a bit of a rarity in Pueblo — she’s a young and skilled professional who has chosen to live and work in the town in which she was born and raised. The 28-year-old communications coordinator for the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce is bucking the trend of the city’s brightest permanently taking […]
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Amber Ljunggren-Chapman first ventured beyond her comfort zone in 2000, when her family moved to Colorado Springs from Pueblo of Laguna, a federally recognized Native American reservation near Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Coming from a place that I knew everybody, I grew up with everybody, I’d had the same friends since I was in kindergarten — […]
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Catherine Hagenbush has built her entire career around food and nonprofits. As an undergraduate student at Hope College in her native Michigan, she interned at a small organic farm, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, and the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute. “Food is kind of my thing, so I always knew I wanted to be […]
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Liz Calhoun planned to become a nurse practitioner, but marrying a U.S. Army staff sergeant changed her path. “Every time you look at nursing school, it’s like a three-year commitment — and that’s once you get in,” said Calhoun, facilities coordinator for Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs. “I just don’t ever have that much time […]
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A Southerner at heart, Liz Borris is happiest when she’s uniting people around food, drink and entertainment. “It’s pretty simple, but that’s what it’s all about, right?” said Borris, events and group sales manager at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew on North Tejon Street. Born in Georgia and raised in Tennessee, Borris played three years of […]
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Rachel Beisel has always been fascinated with how things are made, and she knows from experience that life itself is often what you make it. The 35-year-old entrepreneur and senior vice president for CableLabs — a nonprofit research and development company that serves the cable industry — is a self-made woman whose path to success […]
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Jessamyn Jones is breaking down barriers in a heavily male-dominated field. One of four women attorneys at Mulliken Wiener Berg & Jolivet P.C. hired in the past two years, her practice focuses on construction litigation. A native of Boulder, Jones graduated summa cum laude from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a B.A. in political science […]
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Timothy Corner knows the path to getting fit and staying healthy is different for every individual. The techniques that help one person achieve their goals might be totally ineffective on the next. So rather than provide a “cookie-cutter” workout regimen and nutrition guide, the certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist works with each client […]
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Ben Gallegos-Pardo has experienced the stereotyping that, as coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion at Pikes Peak Community College, he’s seeking to overcome. “Yes, there’s been people that have heard me speak Spanish with family members in the store, and immediately have said, ‘Go back to your country,’” he said. But Gallegos-Pardo was born in […]
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Chelsy Offutt has found her ideal job, marketing the town she’s lived in all her life. As director of communications for Visit Colorado Springs, she’s been touting the virtues of the Pikes Peak region for the past 11 years. Offutt has deep roots in Colorado Springs. Her paternal grandfather moved his family here after getting […]
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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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