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After years seeing the nation, Webb insures her Springs now

6. March 2015

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Colorado Springs native Jill Webb takes a community-oriented approach to her career. Webb is vice president of CB Insurance in downtown Colorado Springs. She began her career at age 19 in the recruiting business and 13 years later recruited herself to go work for Central Bancorp downtown. Despite her lack of experience in finance, Webb […]

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Merryman forges tech future with expanding Springs firm

23. February 2015

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There is a percolating industry of small technology firms in Colorado Springs, and Ben Merryman is right there in the thick of them. Merryman, 27, works as a design engineer for KS Technologies, a local company specializing in the integration of hardware and software for Bluetooth applications. Originally from North Carolina, he is married with […]

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Lee sees potential for life, tech in Springs

16. February 2015

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After beginning his career in finance and consulting in larger markets, Bryan Lee discovered his niche in the tech industry and a new home in Colorado Springs. Lee, 39, originally from Oklahoma City, and his brother Matt, who still lives there, kickstarted their firm Oscium five years ago. Lee serves as president of the company, […]

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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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