Tony Karr, the new principal for Lewis-Palmer High School, is not a new face in School District 38. Karr was dean of students at Palmer Ridge High School from 2012-14, followed by three years there as assistant principal before taking the top job at Lewis-Palmer. This academic year, Karr, at 36 years old, is responsible […]
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Jami Sunkel has had many titles — tennis pro, science teacher, company president — but “astronaut sidekick” is the one that grabs attention. Sunkel, 37, co-founded Colorado Springs-based OneOrbit with former astronaut and International Space Station commander Dr. Leroy Chiao in 2015. Together they’re using lessons from space to show kids the importance of curiosity, […]
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When Rachel Horgan first visited Colorado Springs during a business trip four years ago, she fell in love with the area, decided to move here — and never looked back. Originally from Peachtree City, Ga., the 26-year-old marketing professional said she’s a Western girl at heart. She said that relocating to the Springs for opportunity […]
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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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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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Andrew Woehle moved to Colorado Springs in 2007 and began a career in the liquor sales industry that spanned nearly a decade. Today the 35-year-old is director of membership for the city’s new 365 Grand Club, a venture of local hotelier and attorney Perry Sanders. Woehle spoke with the Business Journal this week about his […]
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Mia Corsini says her job as an event planner with U.S. Figure Skating is a lot like trying to build a better mousetrap — mistakes are just part of what she does. “I’m a perfectionist,” she said. “So I’m learning to let go of the small stuff, and realize that mistakes are part of life. […]
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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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By Ashleigh Hollowell Painted on the door of Matt Smith’s office at his Pueblo West Snap Fitness gym, is the quote: “An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” That is and has always been how he has lived as a business owner, he said. Smith […]
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Andrew Graff was never one to take the easy route. The 32-year-old has adhered to the adage that good things come to those who work for them. The Colorado Springs native is sales manager at his mother’s business, Luisa Graff Jewelers, and this week Graff talks about starting at the bottom, being tough enough to […]
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Hannah Widmer didn’t take much of a hiatus after graduating from Colorado College in the summer of 2014. The 24-year-old spent a week in her hometown near Chicago, and two weeks after graduation, she began her career with The Arc as an education advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in the Pikes […]
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“I’ve done a little bit of everything in my life,” said Joi Kush, attorney and partner at David M. Johnson P.C. “I went to Officer Candidate School for the Marine Corps while I was an undergrad because — why not? I taught English to Tibetan refugees in 2005 because — why not?” Kush will readily […]
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