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Mike and Leanne Schmidt’s partnership isn’t limited to business. The young professionals married in 2011 while Mike was working for Microsoft in Leanne’s hometown of Seattle, Wash.
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Colter Lillich moved to Colorado Springs from Goodland, Kan., nearly two decades ago. Now 35, the e-commerce and marketing director for the Red Noland Auto Group handles all things digital for the brand’s Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar and Land Rover Colorado Springs dealerships. Lillich spoke with the Business Journal this week about the auto industry’s ever-changing […]
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Erin Miller was born in California and moved with her parents to Colorado when she was a child. She grew up in the Denver area and, after high school, decided she wanted to do something different from her classmates — so she moved to Colorado Springs. Today, the 31-year-old is the managing director and technology […]
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Andrea Dubbert was recruited as the business development manager at Nunn Construction, a new position for the 32-year-old Colorado Springs firm. An artist, Dubbert moved to the Springs from San Francisco — where she worked for an architect — less than a year ago. She has a passion for sustainability and for creating buildings that […]
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Sara Vaas, assistant director of Council of Neighbors and Organizations, has a lot of responsibility. Sometimes the 34-year-old must act as a mediator when it comes to neighborhood issues in El Paso and Teller counties. A lot can go down in neighborhoods and she’s there to help keep the peace. In addition to her assistant […]
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Since 2013, Colorado Springs native Rhea Phaneuf has served as the marketing and events project manager for the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization at UCCS. She has worked in marketing and events for more than 15 years, including stints with Ent Credit Union, BluSky Restoration Contractors and the Professional Bull Riders. Earlier this […]
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Asha Kurian works at Tek Experts, a global business and IT outsourcing company with a location in Colorado Springs. But she is more than just a sales assist generalist at the 7-year-old Bulgaria-based company. Kurian moved to the U.S. from Coimbatore in south India, where she received a degree in fashion technology from Kumaraguru College […]
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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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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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Ryan Kelley, 28, is a Colorado Springs native who, upon moving north, never thought he’d return to live in his hometown. But following college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a couple years living and working in Denver, Kelley came back and now says he can’t imagine living anywhere else. Kelley works as […]
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Every day 26-year-old Bryan Spiess experiences the ups and downs of being his own boss. Owner of Spiess Financial Concepts and co-founder of the local startup PatronX, the entrepreneur from Monument knows the stress, struggles and satisfaction of waking up every morning and pushing himself and his business forward. “To be an entrepreneur, you have […]
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Ever since Dave Kaercher purchased RE/MAX Real Estate Group with his business partner Bryan Vail three years ago, he spends less time showing houses and more time mentoring young professionals because “its the greatest joy of my job,” he said. After entering the industry at 22 and receiving minimal professional guidance, he said he’s passionate […]
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