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Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

A former structural engineer, Sue Moore Fenske moved to Colorado Springs in June from Paducah, Kentucky, to become executive director of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation. She left engineering and entered the nonprofit world after giving birth to two sons with her husband Thomas Fenske. Their sons are Taylor, 22, a Navy pilot stationed in… Continue Reading Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

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Real estate + finance = successful career

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Real estate + finance = successful career

Kathy Stenberg’s experience in real estate and finance make her skill set desirable to a person wanting to buy or sell property. That and her management skills attracted the owner of RE/MAX Properties Inc. enough to offer the job as managing broker, and she starts there May 1. When the California native is not helping… Continue Reading Real estate + finance = successful career

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White and staff grow Northstar Bank Colorado

Mark White, president of Northstar Bank Colorado, moved with his family to Colorado Springs from Grand Junction when he was in junior high school. He loves the outdoors and spends as much time as he can hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing and golfing with his wife Lori and their sons, 14 and 16, both students at… Continue Reading White and staff grow Northstar Bank Colorado

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Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

The Classen family has always been active: running, water skiing, rock climbing and even competing in Ironman Triathlons. Settling along the Front Range in 2001 (after years of moving cross-country for work), Jackie and her husband Dan decided to share their knowledge of sports nutrition and healthy living with others by opening the first and… Continue Reading Classen uses nutrition knowledge as business model

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IntelliTec’s Matthews lives his dream to teach

Todd Matthews is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2013 Man of the Year for Colorado Springs, after having raised more than $16,000 to help fund research. He currently serves as campus director at IntelliTec Medical Institute in Colorado Springs. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in private education. Before joining IntelliTec, he served as president… Continue Reading IntelliTec’s Matthews lives his dream to teach

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Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

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Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

The “new” provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at UCCS, Mary Coussons-Read grew up in Oklahoma and earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For that degree, she studied biological psychology and neurobiology, researching how stress affects health. Post-doc, Coussons-Read studied prenatal stress and how it affects development.… Continue Reading Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

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Patke’s passion leads to more affordable housing

Greccio Housing Executive Director Lee Patke grew up in Bryan, Texas. During high school, he worked half the day and attended school the other half, saving money for college. Even as a youth, he did volunteer work: “Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of who I am.” An eight-year member… Continue Reading Patke’s passion leads to more affordable housing

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From athlete to restaurateur, Travins has made his mark

Luke Travins has done much during his 24-year stay in Colorado Springs to shape the restaurant scene that so many residents hold dear. A native of New York City, Travins moved here in 1990 to train on the U.S. National Team for team handball. He continued to live and train at the Olympic Training Center… Continue Reading From athlete to restaurateur, Travins has made his mark

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Burns finds rewards in improving seniors’ lives

Janet Burns, CEO of Sunny Vista Living Center, grew up in Illinois and studied architecture before moving to Alaska, then Hawaii, working along the way as a stockbroker, emergency medical technician, dental assistant and scuba instructor. Later, she earned a bachelor’s of business administration from California State University in Sacramento. When she was in high… Continue Reading Burns finds rewards in improving seniors’ lives

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Friedman turns battlefield experience into beauty for clients

Halle Friedman grew up watching her dad practice medicine as the only doctor and surgeon in a rural area in Washington. He eventually lost his business because of insurance laws and other factors, and thus Friedman learned compassion for doctors, not knowing what a huge part that would later play in her life. In high… Continue Reading Friedman turns battlefield experience into beauty for clients

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