Jay Anderson has a message for residents of Colorado Springs: Get involved, learn more about the government and weigh in on the issues facing city leadership. He’s the citizen engagement specialist for the city of Colorado Springs, a new position that is designed to use technology to create a more transparent government with a more […]
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Kyle Gerstner, 36, is a native of Wichita, the birthplace of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. And when Gerstner first moved to Colorado in 2011, he brought that taste of home with him. Gerstner is the owner of nine Freddy’s franchises, including four in Colorado Springs (a fifth is currently under construction) as well as […]
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Ian Lee experienced living and working in each region of the country before he discovered his true calling as an entrepreneur in his hometown of Colorado Springs. Lee, 30, grew up in the Springs before he attended school in Nebraska and Arkansas, and then worked in Los Angeles and New York. Finally, he returned home […]
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After a decade of television experience, Jason Carter decided to branch out and start his own business. While the Washington native acknowledges the move was risky, he said creating Twelve Legs Marketing was worth it. “I call it Twelve Legs because those are the number of legs in our family,” he said. “My wife and […]
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Kristen Ezakovich has been making sure things go according to plan since she was 11. That’s when she drew up a contract, signed by both her and sister, to split up some of her stepmom’s tabloids. At 35, as the events director at the Ivywild School, she’s no longer divvying up Star Magazine and the […]
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Professional artist and photographer Allison Daniell brought her creative vision to the Pikes Peak region from her native Tennessee during a summer break in college. As she drove west on U.S. Highway 24 toward Woodland Park and a job at Eagle Lake Camp, she fell in love with the area. Fast forward a few years […]
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When not working, Kevin Lisenbee can be found playing trivia at local pubs with his friends or traveling the world. But throughout the week, 28-year-old Lisenbee works as one of the veterinarians at Northwest Animal Hospital, 4575 Chestnut St. He handles about 15 appointments per day, performing exams, screenings, vaccinations and routine blood work. Three […]
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Manitou Springs may not officially be called “The New Orleans of the West,” but entrepreneur and Louisiana native Josh Stelly said it’s the closest thing he’s found. Raised in Arnaudville, La. (population 4,500 “on a sunny day,” he said), Stelly earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Northwestern State University, lived in the Big […]
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While some might find it scary entering the work world right after college, Beka Adair embraces being one of the youngest employees at her organization. After graduating from Colorado College in 2016 and interning at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC for three months, Adair was offered the first economic analyst position at the Colorado […]
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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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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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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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