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...
After growing up in Colorado Springs and graduating from Palmer High School in 2009, Jacob Eichengreen, executive director of the QUAD Innovation Partnership, decided to pursue higher education away from home. So the 27-year-old obtained his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. From there, Eichengreen went to work for...
Before being elected mayor of Manitou Springs on Nov. 7, Ken Jaray spent most of his professional life working as an attorney. He also is founder of several projects and nonprofits for the city, including the Manitou Springs Peak Living Project, whose mission is to make Manitou Springs a...
Though she considered moving away after college, Colorado Springs native Cynthia Parr couldn’t help but to take advantage of the opportunities she saw in her hometown. Parr, 35, works as the product management coordinator at elope inc., a wholesale costume accessory manufacturer based in Colorado Springs. She is also the...
After learning how to run a company with her business partner and husband, Gordon, Pueblo native Erin Gibbs is preparing to celebrate almost nine years as the owner and CEO of the American Vein & Vascular Institute. Named one of ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Top 100 Women-Owned Companies, the American Vein &...
Julie Davis, a Colorado College graduate, knew from a young age that she wanted to teach. She just figured she’d always teach kids. “I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” Davis said. “I didn’t know I’d be a business owner.” Davis grew up in Breckenridge, moved around the state and...
After working 11 years as a human resources sergeant in the Army, Megan Missick decided it was time for a new career path. Missick prepared to transition out of the Army beginning in 2016 by researching, networking and taking courses. She began in the Corporate Fellowship Program at Rim Technologies through...
Patricia Yeager says every job she’s had, including running independent living centers in Denver and an industry association in California, propelled her to becoming CEO of The Independence Center, a nonprofit in downtown Colorado Springs that assists and advocates for people with disabilities.
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.
Rich Burchfield followed in his father’s footsteps when he became the chief defense development officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC in late July. Burchfield and his dad both served in the Air Force, and have now both worked for a chamber of commerce. After serving for nearly...
Asha Kurian works at Tek Experts, a global business and IT outsourcing company with a location in Colorado Springs. But she is more than just a sales assist generalist at the 7-year-old Bulgaria-based company. Kurian moved to the U.S. from Coimbatore in south India, where she received a degree in...
Patience is a virtue is a philosophy that Mackenzie Tamayo has lived by since 2003, when she started her career in customer service and hospitality at Serranos Coffee Co. While at times she feared being stuck in one role forever, she knew that  meant she needed to work harder. “There were...