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Maisel finds passion, career with Space Foundation position

10. April 2015

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When Bernadette Maisel came to Colorado Springs 13 years ago in pursuit of an English degree, her plans didn’t yet include a foray into the aerospace industry. But Maisel, now 31, has found a niche and hatched a passion in her job with the Space Foundation, which she happened upon in 2008. Now customer service […]

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Russell finds her purpose as an Air Force attorney

2. April 2015

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Air Force Capt. Jazmine Russell was affected by law at a young age. When she was 12, growing up in eastern New Jersey, a compassionate judge listened to her, giving her a voice she didn’t think she had. Now, at 30, Russell is a special victims counsel assigned to Peterson Air Force Base, where finally […]

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DeSutter transitions from Army but continues with public care

27. March 2015

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Nick DeSutter joined the Army as an 18-year-old Indiana boy and left on a journey that changed his life’s trajectory. DeSutter, now 33, deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan before returning stateside in 2011 to command a company responsible for the care, development and medical administration of 131 soldiers who had returned disabled from […]

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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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