Jeff Airman was in the food business 15 years before discovering his passion for beer in the brewery mecca that is Colorado. Airman, a self-described “military brat” who calls California home, became an immediate fan boy of Paradox Beer Company upon its founding in 2012 and was hired a few months later to brew their […]
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Having started a career in archaeology in her home state of California, nothing on Nicole Anthony’s resumé hinted at her future in the arts. She attended a STEM-centric high school in Carson, graduated with a degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and worked on projects and expeditions in South America. But […]
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  Colorado Springs native Amanda Miller Luciano worked in journalism for nearly a decade before deciding last year to become a Realtor — a career that was always of interest, but never before a serious option. While working as a freelance communications professional, she completed her real estate licensure last March and joined Synergy Realty […]
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While Colin Christie was pursuing his degree in theater, he never imagined he’d end up working in the advertising business. From his childhood home of Woodland Park, Christie left to attend St. Olaf College in Minnesota before stints living in Tennessee and Chicago exploring his artful passions. Then, in 2012, he came to work for […]
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Growing up in Sicily and emigrating to the U.S. at 15 gave Maria Holloway a unique brand of professionalism. Rather than go to a four-year college for a finance degree, Holloway, now 41, began climbing the ladder in the banking industry at 18 while living in Florida. She moved to Colorado Springs with her husband […]
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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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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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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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Nick DeSutter joined the Army as an 18-year-old Indiana boy and left on a journey that changed his life’s trajectory. DeSutter, now 33, deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan before returning stateside in 2011 to command a company responsible for the care, development and medical administration of 131 soldiers who had returned disabled from […]
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Brad Borkowski has a Midwestern work ethic that seems increasingly uncommon, but he’s committed to passing it along to his students. Borkowski, 26, is nearing the end of his fourth year as an industrial technology instructor at Manitou Springs High School, where he teaches courses on woodworking and is the head wrestling coach. The Sioux […]
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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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After beginning his career in finance and consulting in larger markets, Bryan Lee discovered his niche in the tech industry and a new home in Colorado Springs. Lee, 39, originally from Oklahoma City, and his brother Matt, who still lives there, kickstarted their firm Oscium five years ago. Lee serves as president of the company, […]
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