Heading up two programs at Leadership Pikes Peak is 29-year-old project manager, Sloan Gonzales. Gonzales is in charge of the Women’s Community Leadership Initiative — a program for women who recently experienced a crisis and/or are going through a transition, and Leadership NOW!, which helps young professionals develop leadership skills and become engaged with the […]
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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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She’s seen a lot in her 32 years. Anna Katherine “AK” Barnett-Hart, an accomplished violinist from Broomfield, went straight from high school to The Juilliard School to study music in New York City. After a year, she decided Harvard University was where she wanted to be instead, and it was there she went on to […]
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He started as a contract compliance manager with the city of Colorado Springs. Now Ryan Trujillo heads up its Office of Innovation and Sustainability, where he’s instrumental in leading one of the city’s innovative new projects — Smart COS — a priority of the mayor, city council and the utilities board. He came to his […]
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Born in Colorado Springs, Terrell Brown’s life hasn’t gone exactly as planned but, in some ways, it’s been better than he expected. While he’s faced some blocked shots, he’s grown from them. Brown’s also brought his passion for volunteering to help better the lives of kids in his old neighborhood in Southeast Colorado Springs. Through […]
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Rachel Ribich, a 2011 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (and a Chicago native), has been making waves since arriving in Colorado Springs in 2015. The one-time interior design major is now marketing manager for Colorado Springs’ Nunn Construction, which also has a remote office in Cortez. Ribich, 28, spoke with the Business Journal […]
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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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Justin Stokes, 36, is from Indianola, Iowa — a city with a population of approximately 15,000. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand View University in De Moines, and later a doctorate degree in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa – graduating summa cum laude. Having spent his educational career in the […]
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Mark Tegtmeier is a Colorado native, originally from the Denver area, who has been on a journey both geographically and entrepreneurially. Tegtmeier’s family moved to San Diego, where he spent his high school years before relocating to Washington State to attend Seattle Pacific University. There he earned an undergraduate degree in Latin-American Studies and traveled […]
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By Kristian DePue After living in Colorado Springs for a year, Jordyn Myers has found ways to contribute to the community that is now her home. “The first time I came here, it was for my interview with BKD,” she said. “I submitted my resumé thinking it was a long shot, but got a call […]
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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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After riding his vintage motorcycle up Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs for a sunrise photoshoot on a Wednesday, Adam Morley heads back to his office at a marketing firm downtown. Morley, 30, began his career in sales after earning his bachelor’s degree in communications, but after meeting and becoming close friends with Ian Lee, […]
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