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Konrad Schlarbaum heads a first-of-its-kind sustainability program at Pikes Peak Community College. A Colorado native, Schlarbaum wasn’t particularly concerned with  environmental issues while growing up in Aurora. But his family did a lot of skiing and hiking, and instilled in young Konrad a love and respect for the state’s outdoor grandeur. When he was in […]
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Aidan Ryan’s career path has taken some interesting twists. One: She took a job as a sales rep with an adventure travel company in New Zealand after discovering she’d already been the “face of the company” for a year and a half. Another: She was just four months into her role as marketing and communications […]
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By Erinn Callahan Stephanie Adams’ childhood dreams were made of white walls, empty space and animated discussions about beautiful concepts. Adams’ office at UCCS’ newly christened downtown campus isn’t quite the art gallery she imagined, but it still manages to tick each of those boxes. “In my new role, I have a beautiful space that […]
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Chelise Foster, 32, has made a name for herself through giving back to the community. She originated the Waldo Waldo 5K race.
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It wasn’t just the beautiful plants and flowers that caught Matt Hiner’s attention on a middle school field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens. His gaze also was drawn to a water feature located in the Rock Alpine Garden, he said. “I will always remember walking back there and seeing the running water and thinking, […]
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Brett Garman’s story of coming to work for UCCS is similar to those of many of the university’s employees. They went to college there and, “just fell in love with the school,” the Pagosa Springs native said. “The staff, the students, the campus — what isn’t there to love about UCCS?” Garman moved to Colorado […]
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What started as a project at Zac Chapman’s alma matter, Colorado College, is now a small (but growing) movement to create equity in the city’s food system. Originally from Scotch Plains, N.J., “your standard suburb,” Chapman is the executive director of the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue. The philosophy major moved to Colorado Springs in […]
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Max Cupp works to give all Colorado Springs neighborhoods a voice. “It’s about making sure everyone has a seat at the table,” he said. “People on the Westside have certain interests, and people in the Southeast have theirs. I help make sure they are all heard or involved in decisions happening in the city.” In […]
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Erica Shafer’s always had a fierce work ethic, but she knows sometimes hard work alone just isn’t enough. Shafer, associate director of financial aid at Colorado College, is driven by the example of her great-grandfather, an Italian immigrant who worked the mines in Cañon City, her mother, a teacher, and her father, who was a […]
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Rachel Philhower’s job is to help make sure oil, after it’s drilled, reaches its destination. “Once [oil] leaves out of the wellhead — until it gets to where it is going — that’s the realm I live in,” she said. The Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., native joined the engineering consulting firm PSI headquartered in downtown […]
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When Maria Bay, a native of Peru, was asked what she wanted on her 15th birthday, a traditional quinceañera celebrating the transition from childhood to womanhood, or a trip to London to study English, Bay chose the latter — and the flame for travel was ignited. “I went with a group of 14, 15 kids […]
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Fields dreams big

Niki Fields was 25 when she and husband Travis launched FH Beerworks, and 30 when they opened their new Eastside expansion three weeks ago — and she’s not one to let obstacles win. When the couple fronted the Downtown Review Board for approval of their downtown brewery, then known as Fieldhouse Brewing, Niki was nine […]
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