Throughout David Welker’s life, he’s been open to different possibilities and has frequently ventured off course to explore new opportunities. After living in multiple cities during his youth, Welker craved new challenges and experiences, visiting different countries, serving in the military and crafting drinks at Ivywild. He now works in commercial real estate for Hoff […]
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Chris Jones majored in English at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, but he discovered the art of social media marketing back in the days when bands were still using Myspace. Since then, the 30-year-old digital marketing manager has moved back to Colorado from New York City and is busy hiring additional workers for […]
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A self-described “Jill of all trades,” 26-year-old Claire Swinford has proven herself  willing to transform her professional persona to pursue passion. After graduating from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., in 2010 with a degree in journalism and French, she briefly lived in France before beginning a journalistic career at the Colorado Springs Independent. Before Swinford […]
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This September, Colorado Springs was introduced to a new real estate firm, Live Dream Colorado, which was opened by 36-year-old Realtor Lauren Collier and Realtor Rob Hoben.
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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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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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Alex Winsor knew at an early age what he wanted to do for a living. As a child, the Colorado Springs native followed his father, John Winsor, a commercial real estate broker, as he conducted business with clients and colleagues. Today, Winsor is an agent in Olive Real Estate’s Retail Group, where he works with […]
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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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Amaury Perez, a native of Mexico, moved to the Los Angeles area before he turned 3 years old. “I grew up in inner-city L.A., the 818 area, Van Nuys,” he said. His family was displaced after the Northridge earthquake in 1994, then decided to move away from the city and set up in the suburbs […]
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Christopher Fagnant grew up in the manufacturing industry, as the grandson of a heat-seal lid manufacturer in Illinois called LMI. His parents, Mary and Tony Fagnant, worked there many years before going out on their own. In 2000, they bought Qualtek Manufacturing, a manufacturer of custom-stamped and treated metal component parts for larger products. Earlier […]
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Ashley Gillit, 29, was destined to pursue a career in retail. Gillit, owner of Ashley’s Attic at 829 N. Tejon St., recalls spending weekends while growing up shopping at secondhand stores with her mother. She went on to study retail in college and, in 2013, opened her own secondhand women’s clothing store just south of […]
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Craig Mount, owner of the digital marketing firm Classy Brain, never wanted to start his own company. He changed his mind when he recognized a critical need for change in the digital marketing industry. Originally from Rapid City, S.D., the 29-year-old journalism major dropped out of college and moved to Colorado to build a career […]
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