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For Whitley Crow, community research and development went from being just a hobby to a fulfilling profession. The Colorado Springs native was in college when her interest in community development deepened, thanks to an extensive research project to reduce poverty in Africa, followed by a mission trip to Greece and Turkey after graduation. And it […]
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Charlie Dunn and Mark Perrault entered the wealth management industry with Northwestern Mutual in Colorado Springs from different paths and backgrounds. They hail from separate states and came to the Pikes Peak region for different reasons. But eight years ago the two started their careers  at Northwestern Mutual and sparked a friendship that would eventually […]
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It’s obvious that Danielle Summerville has a heart for serving the community — it’s what she spends the majority of her time doing. At work and outside it, the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak empowers young girls and women to aim high in their careers and in life. She mentors other women […]
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Born in Colorado Springs, Terrell Brown’s life hasn’t gone exactly as planned but, in some ways, it’s been better than he expected. While he’s faced some blocked shots, he’s grown from them. Brown’s also brought his passion for volunteering to help better the lives of kids in his old neighborhood in Southeast Colorado Springs. Through […]
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When Bryce Luken took the technological innovations management course as an Air Force Academy cadet, it changed the trajectory of his career. Now an Air Force captain — he graduated from AFA in 2008 — Luken now teaches the course he says sparked an entrepreneurial fire and assisted him in creating his own businesses. But […]
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David Perkins represents the fourth generation in his family to work in the automobile industry in Colorado Springs. The 32-year-old Cheyenne Mountain High School graduate took over as president of the award-winning Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership in Motor City three years ago. Perkins now oversees the family empire his great-grandfather helped create in […]
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He started as a contract compliance manager with the city of Colorado Springs. Now Ryan Trujillo heads up its Office of Innovation and Sustainability, where he’s instrumental in leading one of the city’s innovative new projects — Smart COS — a priority of the mayor, city council and the utilities board. He came to his […]
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Cooking began as a family bonding experience for Hannah Cupples, but she knew from an early age that it would one day become her livelihood as well. “I pretty much knew I wanted to cook since I was 4 years old,” said Cupples, now 24 and the chef de cuisine at Four by Brother Luck […]
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After riding his vintage motorcycle up Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs for a sunrise photoshoot on a Wednesday, Adam Morley heads back to his office at a marketing firm downtown. Morley, 30, began his career in sales after earning his bachelor’s degree in communications, but after meeting and becoming close friends with Ian Lee, […]
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Brett Garman’s story of coming to work for UCCS is similar to those of many of the university’s employees. They went to college there and, “just fell in love with the school,” the Pagosa Springs native said. “The staff, the students, the campus — what isn’t there to love about UCCS?” Garman moved to Colorado […]
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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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Colorado Springs is Jenna Celmer’s first experience living in the United States. When she moved here with her husband, she enrolled in UCCS and then was hired as director of operations and marketing for the Catalyst Campus School of Technology and Innovation, an O’Neil Group company. She brings her international experiences to the position, which […]
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