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Christians watches families thrive at Public Health

29. November 2012

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Kelley Christians wanted to make a difference and advocate for healthier outcomes in El Paso County, so she became a public health professional. Christians, health services division director at El Paso County Public Health, is second in command of the health department and oversees the majority of its employees. The 36-year-old has held the job […]

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Fortier found career niche in Colorado Springs

21. November 2012

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Amy Fortier left Flagstaff, Ariz. and came to Colorado Springs in search of a better job market. She found success with a career in marketing, but before she discovered her niche, she picked up a lot of other skills along the way. She was recently promoted to the position of marketing and finance director for […]

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Fire, stilts and balloons a means to a career for Heath

15. November 2012

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Ben Heath can juggle fire. He can walk on stilts. And, he can bend a balloon like no other. And, now he’s making a business of it. The 20-year-old, who hails from Pennsylvania, opened Ben Heath Entertainment in Colorado Springs last year, while still working another job. This year, he went full-time with his balloon […]

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Green has built his career around Compassion

8. November 2012

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Josh Green, a Colorado Springs native who went to Cheyenne Mountain High School, always has been passionate about helping people. He’s worked with various nonprofits and organizations throughout his career and has landed most recently at Compassion International. Green, 34, left Colorado and went to graduate school at Notre Dame. He always wanted to find […]

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Petersen is still right at home after career change

1. November 2012

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Mike Petersen works at Stockman, Kast, Ryan + Co., LLP as a senior tax consultant. Despite the term “senior” in his title, the 36-year-old Petersen is new at accounting, and that’s because this is his second career, both of which began here in Colorado Springs. He worked for 10 years in insurance at USAA before […]

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