Bettina Swigger helped build the Colorado College Summer Festival of the Arts into an internationally known multidisciplinary festival that grabbed the attention of The New York Times. Continue Reading Bettina SwiggerContinue reading …
Eric Hall is a native of a Colorado Springs. He ran the Pikes Peak Marathon for the first time last year and enjoyed it so much he is doing it again this year.
Last year Hall successfully argued a case before the Colorado Supreme Court. He was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the El Paso County Bar Association in May 2005. Continue Reading Eric V. Hall
Glenda O’Halloran moved to Colorado Springs in the late 1990s to open the city’s second Starbuck’s.
Since then she’s gone on to lead a number of successful organization’s, including, most recently, overseeing fundraising events and grant writing for Greccio Housing. Continue Reading Glenda O’Halloran
Brad Brackel has always been a man of lofty ambitions. Before he joined Grubb & Ellis, he helped set up a contract to provide Google Earth with aerial photos.
“I’m kind of proud that I can look at those photos and tell my kids that I had a part in that,” he said. Continue Reading Brad Brackel
When Barb Ferrill Van Hoy is not at work she can be found performing in a dance troupe called Mizmar Madness and she previously taught belly dance for five years.
Van Hoy has 12 years of nonprofit fundraising and management experience. Continue Reading Barb Ferrill Van Hoy
Carrie Riffee “epitomizes what the power a personal vision can do,” said nominator Jon Stepleton, executive director of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation. He met Riffee while she was working as an administrative assistant and attending college.
A non-traditional student who was at one time an abused, homeless, single mother of three children, Riffee began pursing her education at PPCC in 2003. Continue Reading Carrie Lorraine Riffee
The Rising Stars program recognizes business leaders under 40 who have made significant contributions to their chosen industries and community.
On the following pages you will get the chance to learn more about 15 Rising Stars that are making Colorado Springs a better place to live and work. Continue Reading 2007 Rising Stars
With the business in his blood, Kelly Shaffer knows every corner of Add Staff.
Shaffer started working for the company 13 years ago as a technical recruiter, then director of public relations and in 1999 became vice president, continuing as front office manager and director of public relations.
“I am happy with how it has gone this far,” Shaffer said.
As chief operating officer he also maintains the in-house computer systems, for which he selected and implemented the hardware and software. Continue Reading Kelly M. Shaffer
As government affairs director for the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors since 2003, Clarissa Arellano is deeply involved in the government and business issues of the Pikes Peak region.
At 34, Arellano already has a decade of high-level political experience, beginning in 1997 when she worked for U.S. Rep. Joel Hefley. She’s been an independent political consultant and spent four years as a policy analyst with the Bighorn Center for Public Policy in Denver. Continue Reading Clarissa Arellano
After only three months at Vectra Bank Colorado, Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer Jesse Spaeth is already serving as relationship manager for a $20 million loan portfolio.
“Working here has been great”, Spaeth said. “There is a strong team atmosphere where everyone really wants everyone else around them to succeed.”
Management is committed to helping you reach your goals and supporting different ways of doing so.” Continue Reading Jesse Spaeth