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When Amber Lundy isn’t busy helping manage people’s money, she’s doting on her children — both the two- and four-legged varieties. The 31-year-old is a service center manger for Ent Credit Union, where she’s worked for about nine years. Lundy has a 7-year-old and 2-year-old as well as three Shar-Peis that take up her time. […]
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Ashley Gillit, 29, was destined to pursue a career in retail. Gillit, owner of Ashley’s Attic at 829 N. Tejon St., recalls spending weekends while growing up shopping at secondhand stores with her mother. She went on to study retail in college and, in 2013, opened her own secondhand women’s clothing store just south of […]
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Heading up two programs at Leadership Pikes Peak is 29-year-old project manager, Sloan Gonzales. Gonzales is in charge of the Women’s Community Leadership Initiative — a program for women who recently experienced a crisis and/or are going through a transition, and Leadership NOW!, which helps young professionals develop leadership skills and become engaged with the […]
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A director of catering never forgets a compliment from the president’s chef — and Lauren Shawcross remembers like it was yesterday. Shawcross is director of catering at DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs, and she was there the night President Obama stayed in June last year. “I got to meet his chef, who complimented us on […]
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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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Ian Ferguson has deep roots in music. It’s something that’s always been a part of his life — from when he was in high school, teaching himself to play the piano and guitar, to his present career as director of programs at Colorado Springs Conservatory. “Thomas Dawson [local resident and former music director for the […]
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By Kristian DePue Only a few years ago, Suzanne Wells was on a medical school track, graduating from UCCS with a double major in psychology and biomedical science. That changed — starting with a first date that put her in the hospital. Wells met her future husband at a financial services company, where she worked […]
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Max Cupp works to give all Colorado Springs neighborhoods a voice. “It’s about making sure everyone has a seat at the table,” he said. “People on the Westside have certain interests, and people in the Southeast have theirs. I help make sure they are all heard or involved in decisions happening in the city.” In […]
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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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Evan Kendrick was working in data transcription for the Metro Homicide Unit in Indianapolis when she realized she wanted to be a librarian. “It was a tough job, and I was driving to work one day thinking, ‘I don’t know how much longer I can do this,’” Kendrick recalled. “I remembered a friend saying, ‘If […]
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At Pikes Peak United Way, Deana Hunt focuses on helping members of the local community move from poverty to possibility — a priority that hits close to home for the nonprofit leader. Growing up in a family of six kids, where resources were meager, Hunt said her parents struggled to put food on the table […]
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Aidan Ryan’s career path has taken some interesting twists. One: She took a job as a sales rep with an adventure travel company in New Zealand after discovering she’d already been the “face of the company” for a year and a half. Another: She was just four months into her role as marketing and communications […]
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