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...
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.
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...
When not working, Kevin Lisenbee can be found playing trivia at local pubs with his friends or traveling the world. But throughout the week, 28-year-old Lisenbee works as one of the veterinarians at Northwest Animal Hospital, 4575 Chestnut St. He handles about 15 appointments per day, performing exams, screenings, vaccinations and...
After going deaf from an undiagnosed allergic reaction to braces as a teenager, Patrick Rizzo quit wrestling, a sport he’d participated in since the second grade. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, he found another passion. Even though he eventually regained partial hearing, he still couldn’t wrestle because of...
Reports show that the average age Millennials choose to get married is in their mid to late 20s, but not every young adult fits the trend. Pueblo native Destiny Camp Meza, communications coordinator for The Greater Pueblo Chamber and Visit Pueblo, moved out of her parents’ home and was married...
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...
While working as a youth pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Stu Davis took the young members of his church overseas to work in impoverished communities. One long-running partnership was with a community in Swaziland, located in southern Africa, which is grappling with one of the highest...
When Chynna Frana attended the University of Iowa’s freshman orientation, one student shared how he changed his major five times and was coming out a doctor. Frana told her father, “Don’t worry. That won’t happen to me.” He asked whether she meant changing her major or becoming a doctor. “Both,” she said. Frana...
Anna Parrish was drawn to Colorado even as a teen, despite never having visited. Born in Greenville, N.C., Parrish moved with her family to Virginia before venturing back to attend college at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. It was her love of the mountains that led her to...
While some might find it scary entering the work world right after college, Beka Adair embraces being one of the youngest employees at her organization. After graduating from Colorado College in 2016 and interning at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC for three months, Adair was offered the first economic...