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Patterson finds her fulfillment as Westside yoga educator

18. January 2015

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In the yoga tradition, the Sanskrit word for “now” is “atha,” which is where Jessica Patterson prefers to spend her time and share her talent. Ten years ago, after becoming a college English professor, personal tragedy and her longtime passion for yoga inspired her to radically shift her career path. Patterson, now 39, since has […]

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McCluskey helps BombBomb rise in its success

9. January 2015

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Michigan native Conor McCluskey, without any formal training, kickstarted a tech firm in 2006 that is among the Springs’ fastest-growing startups. In 2006, McCluskey started a video-email marketing service called BombBomb, which now serves 10,000 paid users and recently moved into the seventh floor of the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Colorado Springs. McCluskey, 37, […]

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Barad supports local community in role at PPCF, other interests

31. December 2014

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For 86 years, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation has elevated the Colorado Springs community through philanthropy, and Sara Barad feels proud to be part of that legacy. Barad, 25, has worked as fund officer for PPCF since May 2012. She spends her days supporting local nonprofits and her nights as a comedian and stage actress, […]

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Jeffers finds medical dream job specializing in cancer care

22. December 2014

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Maryland native Kate Jeffers says the first job of her career has become that of her dreams. Jeffers, 27, became Memorial Hospital’s first ambulatory oncology clinical pharmacy specialist in September 2013 after graduating pharmacy school and spending two years in residency at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Having been recently certified by the […]

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Elyo designs career his way without architectural training

11. December 2014

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Brian Elyo is not your typical young professional. Without a college degree or formal training, he has cultivated an architectural career by building relationships and keeping his passion for the trade on its toes. Elyo, 38, is originally from El Paso, Texas, but has lived in the Springs since his short stint in the U.S. […]

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Kinlaw brings legal, business expertise to Colorado Springs firm

8. December 2014

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With the word “law” in his name and a number behind it, Joe D. Kinlaw II seems to have been born to become an attorney. Kinlaw, 28, is a transactional lawyer practicing business law and estate planning for Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, where he started in July. Originally from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Kinlaw […]

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Heffentrager follows his calling to position with Navigators

26. November 2014

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Mark Heffentrager is a man of God — both personally and professionally. When he moved to Colorado from Arizona in 1998, he started work as an Eagle Lake Camps counselor for the Navigators and has been with them ever since. Now 40, Heffentrager serves the faith-based nonprofit as director of camping ministries both on the […]

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Hitchcock uses role at UpaDowna to find solutions on the trail

24. November 2014

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Steve Hitchcock and his nonprofit UpaDowna are on a mission to slow people down and show them the value of community. The 37-year-old Florida native serves as executive director of the organization, which aims to provide access to outdoor adventures and bring all walks of life together on the trail. Hitchcock, also known as “Yeti,” […]

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Inspired by humor, Johnston helps BBB in communication

14. November 2014

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Crystal Johnston is a funny girl, and one who cares about the Colorado Springs business community. The 30-year-old Denver native works as director of marketing and events for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and runs an Improv comedy company on the side. In the year since she started at the BBB, Johnston said […]

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Kensinger sees big year coming for Colorado Springs

31. October 2014

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From his position as a Colorado Springs commercial real estate broker, Stanton Kensinger says 2015 looks to be a good year. Kensinger, 31, has been a broker for Olive Real Estate Group for three years and specializes in tenant representation. He said he is hopeful that as industry and commerce continue to boom in Denver […]

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