Alex Armani-Munn, a native upstate New Yorker, admits he’s never been much of a planner, having made most life decisions by the seat of his pants. But now that he’s been in Colorado Springs for a year, that attitude is beginning to change. Armani-Munn is economic vitality coordinator at the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs. […]
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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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When Bernadette Maisel came to Colorado Springs 13 years ago in pursuit of an English degree, her plans didn’t yet include a foray into the aerospace industry. But Maisel, now 31, has found a niche and hatched a passion in her job with the Space Foundation, which she happened upon in 2008. Now customer service […]
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Jenny Stafford is an East Coast transplant who moved to Colorado Springs to take a chance on her then-boyfriend — who is now her husband of nearly 16 years. Stafford is the philanthropy director for Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation in southern Colorado. Originally from Baltimore, she attended the University of Maryland in College Park, where […]
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  Colorado Springs native Amanda Miller Luciano worked in journalism for nearly a decade before deciding last year to become a Realtor — a career that was always of interest, but never before a serious option. While working as a freelance communications professional, she completed her real estate licensure last March and joined Synergy Realty […]
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After living in Colorado Springs for three years and working for the city, 31-year-old Nina Vetter thinks young professionals who want to help shape the future of Colorado Springs should join a city board or commission. As treasurer for Connect! Colorado Springs and a member of the professional development committee for Colorado Springs Rising Professionals, […]
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Unearthing treasure was always in Meg Poole’s future. “I always envisioned myself becoming an archaeologist — you know, Indiana Jones — being out in the field digging and finding things,” Poole recalls. “That’s what I wanted to do.” Studying anthropology at Colorado College, she found herself irresistibly drawn to sharing history through education and working […]
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Etienne Hardre isn’t one to sit back and rest on his laurels. Instead, he’s always looking at ways he can improve Colorado Springs, the state and the world. After some soul-searching and some praying, he thinks he’s found a way to be true to his entrepreneurial roots — and to his overarching desire to leave […]
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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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Patrick Alldredge still has about a year left at UCCS, but already he’s helping families plan and save for their children’s college education. At 21, he’s balancing a full-time course load with his position as college financial representative at Northwestern Mutual. “Parents saving for their kids to go to college is a big thing — […]
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When he’s not working as a broker at Cameron Butcher Co. to help local businesses find commercial space, Caleb David is helping his wife, Rebecca, run The Table Initiative, a nonprofit that aims to humanize social justice issues worldwide. Some might not see the connection between commercial real estate and founding a nonprofit, but David […]
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Mary Coleman graduated in 2000 from Harrison High School — and hasn’t slowed down since. Starting as an administrative assistant at Memorial Hospital, she’s now the manager of network provider relations for Colorado Health Neighborhoods (CHN) at Centura Health. In this role, she manages provider relations strategy across Colorado for the largest integrated physician network […]
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