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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Maryland native Kate Jeffers says the first job of her career has become that of her dreams. Jeffers, 27, became Memorial Hospital’s first ambulatory oncology clinical pharmacy specialist in September 2013 after graduating pharmacy school and spending two years in residency at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Having been recently certified by the […]
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Christian Strong, 23, formerly of Minnesota, has only been a Colorado Springs resident for about 100 days. But the chapter development director for Business Network International of Colorado already has his sights set on building up to 20 BNI chapters in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas. Described as a professional referral marketing program, BNI […]
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Not giving it his all has never been an option for Brandon Bornes. Once pursued by the Chicago Bears, he now takes his leave-nothing-on-the-field mentality and channels it into his business, BornesPro Media, where, among his many services, he captures and packages stories and testimonials for his clientele. After college, he worked with The Navigators […]
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Air Force Capt. Jazmine Russell was affected by law at a young age. When she was 12, growing up in eastern New Jersey, a compassionate judge listened to her, giving her a voice she didn’t think she had. Now, at 30, Russell is a special victims counsel assigned to Peterson Air Force Base, where finally […]
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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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There is a percolating industry of small technology firms in Colorado Springs, and Ben Merryman is right there in the thick of them. Merryman, 27, works as a design engineer for KS Technologies, a local company specializing in the integration of hardware and software for Bluetooth applications. Originally from North Carolina, he is married with […]
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For 86 years, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation has elevated the Colorado Springs community through philanthropy, and Sara Barad feels proud to be part of that legacy. Barad, 25, has worked as fund officer for PPCF since May 2012. She spends her days supporting local nonprofits and her nights as a comedian and stage actress, […]
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Lyndzi Barnes says she didn’t have the easiest childhood, but she always had dance. At 7, the Colorado Springs native discovered her passion for the art and soon began attending Danceworks of Colorado Springs, where she later became a teacher and apprentice. In 2009, she furthered her passion by buying the business with her grandmother’s […]
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Hannah Widmer didn’t take much of a hiatus after graduating from Colorado College in the summer of 2014. The 24-year-old spent a week in her hometown near Chicago, and two weeks after graduation, she began her career with The Arc as an education advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in the Pikes […]
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Colorado Springs appealed to Daniel Ratcliff because of its career opportunities, but he stays because of the city’s intertwined country and urban lifestyles. And now he’s afraid that small-city vibe is disappearing. “The city is growing tremendously,” he said. “I wouldn’t want to see the more rural vibe go away, [but] it looks like it’s […]
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Kristen Ezakovich has been making sure things go according to plan since she was 11. That’s when she drew up a contract, signed by both her and sister, to split up some of her stepmom’s tabloids. At 35, as the events director at the Ivywild School, she’s no longer divvying up Star Magazine and the […]
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