Shannon Rogers joined Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado as sales and relationship manager for its Mission Services program. Rogers previously served as executive director of the Senior Resource Council, where her lead role as an advocate and program organizer for seniors closely aligned with her new responsibilities at Goodwill, managing referrals to the organization’s diverse day programs — including the first-of-its-kind Possibilities program, serving individuals with physical and learning challenges.
Holly Parker Dearborn has been named resident artist and curator of the 2.5-acre Ivywild School, owned by Mike Bristol, Joseph Coleman and architect Jim Fennell. The 96-year-old former elementary school located at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. is scheduled to open in February. Parker plans to bring exhibitions and artistic programming that reflect upon innovative re-use of materials, as well as have a strong focus on local and regional support for creatives. Parker is the former director and curator of the Smokebrush Foundation & Gallery where she served nearly nine years. She has a studio practice full-time, which she will relocate to the school.
Seth Elliott was named account coordinator at OfficeScapes School Division. Elliott graduated from Newman University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has two years of sales experience. His past work includes teaching business and coaching basketball at USD 260.
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care has named Jonathan Weston as full-time associate medical director. Weston previously served as PPHPC’s chief medical officer from 1999 to 2004. He will see patients in all locations, including home care, assisted living and long-term care facilities and the Pikes Peak Hospice Unit at Penrose Hospital. Weston has also worked as chief of clinic services at Peterson Air Force Base, in private family practice, as a hospitalist and as an instructor in palliative medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is board-certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.
Wayne Beevers has joined Pike Advisors as a commercial real estate adviser. He will concentrate his efforts on tenant and buyer representation. Pike Advisors offers conflict-free representation to tenants and buyers by not representing landlords in the Colorado Springs market area. Beevers has extensive knowledge in real estate valuation and financial analysis. Previously he worked with Sierra Commercial Real Estate as a broker associate.
C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College assistant professor of sociology, has been named to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation advisory board. The board, made up of seven scholars from a variety of disciplines who will advise the foundation based on “sound theory and research,” is dedicated to helping young people develop skills, opportunities and resources, as it addresses issues such as self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development. Pascoe studies gender, sexuality, inequality, youth and new media. She is the author of “Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School.”
Liz Cobb has earned her real estate broker’s license and joined ERA Shields Real Estate in their Rockrimmon office. She will specialize in residential real estate. Cobb is a 28-year sales and marketing executive and spent the last 26 at The Gazette.