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Andy Oyler grew up in Colorado Springs. While caddying at The Broadmoor and other courses, he picked up not only valuable business tips, but also a full-ride scholarship to the University of Colorado in Boulder. After studying architecture, his career took a different turn when he met commercial real estate broker Dale Stamp, who now […]
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The vice president of credit administration at Pikes Peak National Bank, Justin Burton moved to Colorado Springs more than three years ago to enjoy the beautiful scenery and outdoor lifestyle. With both a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Appalachian State University, the 31-year-old North Carolina native spent some time this week with […]
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Shawn Howe, 37, grew up in western Kansas, just miles from the Colorado state line. With aspirations of going to medical school, Howe earned his bachelor’s degree in science from Kansas State University. He decided not to stay in school for so much of his life, and followed his brother to Colorado Springs. While working […]
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Paul Crosby may not be related to any of the famous music makers who share his surname, but his own influence has spanned continents. Crosby, 33, was born and raised by missionary parents in the Philippines before moving to the states at age 17. After graduating college in Georgia and marrying young, he spent years […]
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Who cooked the Last Supper? Probably a woman, because no holiday commemorates it, said Liz Rosenbaum, owner of Her Story Cafe. Rosenbaum operates the restaurant within Library 21c at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, and considers herself a culinary anthropologist and positive feminist. The restaurant features food named for significant women in history — Condoleezza Chicken […]
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What do you do with a master’s degree in international political economy of resources from the Colorado School of Mines? Go golfing, of course. That’s a simplified version of 26-year-old Mattie Albert’s professional path. After a short stint behind the scenes in politics, Albert decided her time might be better spent transforming kids, 18 holes […]
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San Francisco Bay area native Deb Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in history, a master’s degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Colorado. Her accomplishments don’t stop there. She has served on the boards of several local nonprofits, and is an active member of the faith community. […]
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A “quarter-life crisis” led to Hannah Van Nimwegen’s move to Colorado Springs, and her newfound love of living and working along the Front Range has affirmed her decision to leave the Arizona desert behind. Originally from Phoenix, Van Nimwegen, 25, entered the workforce as a contract planner for the city of Chandler after graduating with a […]
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Arizona native Shannon Rauen has followed a somewhat unconventional career path. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in political science in 2003, she moved to Washington, D.C., for an internship and stayed, drawn by the capital’s energy and focus. She met her future husband in Washington, became a military spouse, and […]
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Austin Shepard was in his home state of Florida 12 years ago, playing in just another children’s baseball game, when a throw from the outfield struck him in the head. It was 5 p.m. and his mother Shelly immediately pulled him from the game and took him home. Shortly after, Austin started vomiting. Shelly rushed […]
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Jessica Gladney, manager of the North Academy Boulevard branch of Security Service Federal Credit Union, has been involved in finance most of her adult life. After she moved to Colorado Springs in 2006 with her high-school sweetheart husband, an Air Force air traffic controller, they left the city almost every weekend for the entertainment of […]
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Colorado Springs native Taylor Donner sees his passion for beer as an extension of his longtime love for food. Donner pursued his first love to Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and later found himself working in the Vancouver beer industry. After that, he was sold. He passed the Certified Cicerone Exam in April — an […]
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