Colorado Springs is Jenna Celmer’s first experience living in the United States. When she moved here with her husband, she enrolled in UCCS and then was hired as director of operations and marketing for the Catalyst Campus School of Technology and Innovation, an O’Neil Group company. She brings her international experiences to the position, which […]
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Shawn Howe, 37, grew up in western Kansas, just miles from the Colorado state line. With aspirations of going to medical school, Howe earned his bachelor’s degree in science from Kansas State University. He decided not to stay in school for so much of his life, and followed his brother to Colorado Springs. While working […]
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Having lived in Mexico City, South Korea, Alaska, Missouri, Texas and Colorado Springs, a life filled with travel led to a career in storytelling for Andrea Sinclair. When she moved to Colorado Springs in 2012, she began writing for the Gazette. Two years ago, Sinclair moved from journalism to telling the story of one of […]
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Patrick Alldredge still has about a year left at UCCS, but already he’s helping families plan and save for their children’s college education. At 21, he’s balancing a full-time course load with his position as college financial representative at Northwestern Mutual. “Parents saving for their kids to go to college is a big thing — […]
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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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Everybody faces adversity, but it takes a special type of person to use those setbacks to help others. And that’s precisely what locally based author Khadija Grant is doing. The 33-year-old moved to the Colorado Springs area about six years ago when her husband received military relocation orders for Fort Carson. A Cleveland, Ohio, native, […]
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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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Alex Armani-Munn, a native upstate New Yorker, admits he’s never been much of a planner, having made most life decisions by the seat of his pants. But now that he’s been in Colorado Springs for a year, that attitude is beginning to change. Armani-Munn is economic vitality coordinator at the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs. […]
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Recent snowstorms in Colorado Springs boosted the bottom line at Papa Tom’s Express Car Wash, the new automatic car wash at 301 E. Fillmore St. near North Nevada Avenue. The car wash, owned and operated by Brian Nystrom, features an east wall that is completely glass, so customers can watch cars travel 140 feet through […]
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Winn Jewett runs his web development company on passion for the Colorado Springs community — and the scientific method. Jewett, 35, owns Oxbow Labs, which specializes in building websites for clients in both the public and private sectors. He came here from New York in the late 1990s to attend Colorado College and fell in […]
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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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Who opens a restaurant on a dare? Sean Fitzgerald can answer that one. After a disappointing night out, Fitzgerald, 35, was running down a laundry list of complaints about the restaurant they’d just left, when his wife dared him to open his own. Forty days later, he signed a lease — and The Wobbly Olive […]
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