Elise Hughes Berheim enjoys her job so much she sometimes forgets she’s working. The 26-year-old is making a career out of her love of the environment as an outdoor tour guide. “[Nature] is a deep passion for me,” Berheim said. “I got that from my grandpa, who was an organic farmer before it was cool. […]
Dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder brought Jay Gust to Colorado 20 years ago, and a developing career in the food industry kept him here. Gust, a 39-year-old native of Wisconsin, worked for Colorado Springs-based Concept Restaurants for 13 years before a short stint in the hotel business. In 2012, he went to work as […]
Local business owner Ansley Reese doesn’t care for or agree with the “bad rep” Millennials have. “I feel like Millennials get a bad rep that isn’t really true,” she said. “We get told that we are lazy and that we want everything handed to us and things like that. Well, I am very motivated and […]
Ryan Kelley, 28, is a Colorado Springs native who, upon moving north, never thought he’d return to live in his hometown. But following college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a couple years living and working in Denver, Kelley came back and now says he can’t imagine living anywhere else. Kelley works as […]
Cristyn Kelly aims to keep busy. The local has found a way to balance her legal internship at The O’Neil Group Company, a Springs development firm, while raising her daughter with her husband and preparing to graduate this year with a law degree from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Before […]
Chelise Foster, 32, has made a name for herself through giving back to the community. She originated the Waldo Waldo 5K race.
One common theme in Spencer Boyles’ short restaurant career has been his uncanny ability to set up shop near bodies of water — the majesty of Prince William Sound outside Alyeska Resort in Alaska, the awe-inspiring Puget Sound off Seattle’s shore and now the iconic Palmer Lake in northern El Paso County. Boyles, 29, and […]
Jacob Cheatham does well in the deep end. Since he was a kid in Barberton, Ohio, Loyal Coffee’s 30-year-old chef has been learning by throwing himself into sink-or-swim situations and rising to the top. His father was a pastor and a steelworker, his mother was a floor manager for Apples Market,...
Ian Lee experienced living and working in each region of the country before he discovered his true calling as an entrepreneur in his hometown of Colorado Springs. Lee, 30, grew up in the Springs before he attended school in Nebraska and Arkansas, and then worked in Los Angeles and New York. Finally, he returned home […]
Aron McGuire’s parents involved him in sports as a way to direct his exuberant energy as a child growing up. His constant movement would prove beneficial. McGuire would travel the world both as a director of USA Track & Field, and as an elite bobsledder with hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games. He has […]
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 […]
Natasha Main has been in Colorado Springs for less than a year and has already embedded herself in the business community thanks to her position as the new executive director of Peak Startup. Main moved from Tennessee to Colorado in December 2017 and began working with the local nonprofit in June. The Missouri native spoke […]