After growing up the daughter of a military father in Georgia and studying geography in college, Jessica Watkins Stuart experienced life at a nonprofit that launched a career in education. Stuart, 29, came to Colorado College in 2012 to further her education and be closer to her now-husband Tyler. During the second year of a […]
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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 […]
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Mundi Ross, the wildly energetic entrepreneur behind the salt+butter cookie company and the Colorado Collective, came to the Springs in 2003. She didn’t exactly stay and she didn’t exactly go away — instead, she toured with national theater companies for several years. Colorado Springs might have been her base camp, but much of her time […]
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A U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, Sara Kinney always dreamed of flying F-16s. Kinney was working her way up to that, piloting the T-6 and T-38 aircraft in the Air Force, when a head injury grounded her dreams. Being the single mother of a young boy, she reflected on her life’s path while riding city buses […]
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Jenny Schell is the CEO of Design Rangers, a marketing/creative design firm that she started with her husband Chris in 2008. The business recently joined three other small businesses in the Machine Shop, a coworking space in downtown Colorado Springs. Schell has been deeply involved in the community for many years, joining other graphic designers […]
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The vice president of credit administration at Pikes Peak National Bank, Justin Burton moved to Colorado Springs more than three years ago to enjoy the beautiful scenery and outdoor lifestyle. With both a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Appalachian State University, the 31-year-old North Carolina native spent some time this week with […]
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Paul Crosby may not be related to any of the famous music makers who share his surname, but his own influence has spanned continents. Crosby, 33, was born and raised by missionary parents in the Philippines before moving to the states at age 17. After graduating college in Georgia and marrying young, he spent years […]
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What do you do with a master’s degree in international political economy of resources from the Colorado School of Mines? Go golfing, of course. That’s a simplified version of 26-year-old Mattie Albert’s professional path. After a short stint behind the scenes in politics, Albert decided her time might be better spent transforming kids, 18 holes […]
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A “quarter-life crisis” led to Hannah Van Nimwegen’s move to Colorado Springs, and her newfound love of living and working along the Front Range has affirmed her decision to leave the Arizona desert behind. Originally from Phoenix, Van Nimwegen, 25, entered the workforce as a contract planner for the city of Chandler after graduating with a […]
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Austin Shepard was in his home state of Florida 12 years ago, playing in just another children’s baseball game, when a throw from the outfield struck him in the head. It was 5 p.m. and his mother Shelly immediately pulled him from the game and took him home. Shortly after, Austin started vomiting. Shelly rushed […]
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Colorado Springs native Taylor Donner sees his passion for beer as an extension of his longtime love for food. Donner pursued his first love to Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and later found himself working in the Vancouver beer industry. After that, he was sold. He passed the Certified Cicerone Exam in April — an […]
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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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