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Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

Michele Hefner has spent half her life working at the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. Now the general manager, Hefner, 39, ruminated recently with the Business Journal about her 20 years working at the popular tourist attraction west of Colorado Springs. How did you arrive at becoming manager of the attraction? Going to college, I got… Continue Reading Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

Reddy’s business: creating success stories

Venkat Reddy moved to the United States in 1984 at age 22 to pursue his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University. He now serves as a professor of finance, dean of the College of Business and associate vice chancellor for online programs at UCCS. His passion is educating young people to “become something… Continue Reading Reddy’s business: creating success stories

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Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

Michael Killebrew is forging new territory for himself and the city of Colorado Springs. Killebrew, 43, is the city’s first Title II Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator. He started the new position in March, and he is in the process of moving his family — wife Evangeline and children Nathan, Cana and Carmela — from… Continue Reading Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

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Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

Blake Milteer is the executive director and chief curator of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s museum. The Norfolk, Va., native met his wife Sarah, “an amazing painter” who works in the writing center at Colorado College, at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Milteer was a student and Sarah was on an exchange program… Continue Reading Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

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CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

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CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

Noreen Landis-Tyson directs the former Community Partnership for Child Development, now called CPCD … giving children a head start. Landis-Tyson and the organization say a seat in the classroom now means a place in the community later as an employed, productive citizen. CPCD finds better results from working with two generations at the same time,… Continue Reading CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

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Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

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Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

Colette Martin started school at Fremont Elementary in Colorado Springs District 11 and graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument. Now 43, Martin earned a degree in English from Colorado State University before earning her MBA from the University of Colorado. Various jobs, some at Memorial Hospital and the University of Colorado Health System, have… Continue Reading Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

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Sturman runs company with California roots

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Sturman runs company with California roots

Sturman Industries began in Southern California and moved to Woodland Park in 1995. The company specializes in digital valves, some of which helped bring the Apollo 13 astronauts home. Carol Sturman was working in real estate when she met Eddie Sturman. They started the company in 1989 and married soon after. She now serves as… Continue Reading Sturman runs company with California roots

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Martorella fulfills his passion at TheatreWorks

Drew Martorella made his way to Colorado Springs from Beckley, W.Va., by way of Santa Fe, N.M., Los Angeles and New Jersey. As the executive director of TheatreWorks at UCCS, the 47-year-old is responsible for the theater company, which has eight productions planned for the coming school year and sponsors a tour of British theater… Continue Reading Martorella fulfills his passion at TheatreWorks

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Fenimore reaches top at Insurance Technologies

At 53, David Fenimore is living the dream. Since his 20s, he’s wanted to write software and help people. After having worked for Insurance Technologies for the past 18 years, he was named president, effective May 1. Other than the company’s founder and majority owner Larry Wiedeman, Fenimore has the longest tenure. He began working… Continue Reading Fenimore reaches top at Insurance Technologies

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Dr. House beats obstacles to be leader at Penrose

The skiing accident that paralyzed Glen House when he was 20 did not immobilize him. Instead, the upbeat, athletic college junior simply asked, “What’s next?” and moved on to graduate from college, medical school and to fulfill his residency and internship programs in rehabilitative medicine. In a wheelchair. In 2001, Dr. House arrived in Colorado… Continue Reading Dr. House beats obstacles to be leader at Penrose

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