Harris Kalofonos and the ancient Olympic Games didn’t start too far apart. Kalofonos, 33, was born and raised in Athens, Greece, near Olympia, where the Games originated. He earned an undergraduate degree in physical education from a Greek university, spent a couple of  years in the Greek army’s special forces, interned with the U.S. Olympic […]
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After venturing more than 30 times from the U.S. to China, Eric Moraczewski is no amateur at doing business abroad. Establishing a resourceful network across borders, the 34-year-old CEO founded FDI Strategies LLC in November 2013 — getting mid-tier firms plugged into foreign markets, assisting foreign clients in establishing a U.S. presence and helping domestic […]
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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 […]
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Arizona native Shannon Rauen has followed a somewhat unconventional career path. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in political science in 2003, she moved to Washington, D.C., for an internship and stayed, drawn by the capital’s energy and focus. She met her future husband in Washington, became a military spouse, and […]
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Shawn Howe, 37, grew up in western Kansas, just miles from the Colorado state line. With aspirations of going to medical school, Howe earned his bachelor’s degree in science from Kansas State University. He decided not to stay in school for so much of his life, and followed his brother to Colorado Springs. While working […]
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Who cooked the Last Supper? Probably a woman, because no holiday commemorates it, said Liz Rosenbaum, owner of Her Story Cafe. Rosenbaum operates the restaurant within Library 21c at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, and considers herself a culinary anthropologist and positive feminist. The restaurant features food named for significant women in history — Condoleezza Chicken […]
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San Francisco Bay area native Deb Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in history, a master’s degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Colorado. Her accomplishments don’t stop there. She has served on the boards of several local nonprofits, and is an active member of the faith community. […]
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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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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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