Aubrey McCoy is a native of Colorado’s neighbor to the north. Born and raised in Laramie, Wyo., McCoy met her future husband Brandon, a Colorado Springs native, while attending the University of Wyoming where she earned her degree in business marketing. The couple, who have since added 2-year-old daughter Maggie to the mix, moved to […]
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Everybody faces adversity, but it takes a special type of person to use those setbacks to help others. And that’s precisely what locally based author Khadija Grant is doing. The 33-year-old moved to the Colorado Springs area about six years ago when her husband received military relocation orders for Fort Carson. A Cleveland, Ohio, native, […]
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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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It’s obvious that Danielle Summerville has a heart for serving the community — it’s what she spends the majority of her time doing. At work and outside it, the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak empowers young girls and women to aim high in their careers and in life. She mentors other women […]
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How many companies were you running at the age of 19? Milan Kordestani, a first-generation American, is chief executive of three companies spanning three very different industries. The Colorado College Tiger sophomore’s parents immigrated to the United States from Iran, met in California and settled near Silicon Valley, where Kordestani grew up. He has since […]
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Natasha Main has been in Colorado Springs for less than a year and has already embedded herself in the business community thanks to her position as the new executive director of Peak Startup. Main moved from Tennessee to Colorado in December 2017 and began working with the local nonprofit in June. The Missouri native spoke […]
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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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Anna Parrish was drawn to Colorado even as a teen, despite never having visited. Born in Greenville, N.C., Parrish moved with her family to Virginia before venturing back to attend college at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. It was her love of the mountains that led her to earn her degree there, and the […]
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Cristyn Kelly aims to keep busy. The local has found a way to balance her legal internship at The O’Neil Group Company, a Springs development firm, while raising her daughter with her husband and preparing to graduate this year with a law degree from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Before […]
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Zuleika Johnson grew up in the Bronx, the daughter of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, and the first generation in her family to go to a university. Today, as assistant director of development at UCCS, she’s helping to build the scholarships and support that help countless students swap struggle for success in their university careers. […]
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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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When Bryce Luken took the technological innovations management course as an Air Force Academy cadet, it changed the trajectory of his career. Now an Air Force captain — he graduated from AFA in 2008 — Luken now teaches the course he says sparked an entrepreneurial fire and assisted him in creating his own businesses. But […]
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