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Oakley-Courage turns from sports to embracing the heart cause

20. February 2014

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After years working in public relations for hockey teams in Seattle and Chicago, Erica Oakley-Courage was looking for a change of pace. Now 35, she took a chance and moved to Denver in 2006. Soon after, she met her future husband, moved to the Springs and started working for the American Heart Association in 2011. […]

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MacNeilly develops her niche before moving into area

13. February 2014

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Mary MacNeilly plans to claim the Colorado Springs community as her own in the name of technology and innovation. The 30-year-old Indiana native recently went to work for EMC Corp.’s local branch and plans to move closer to the Springs shortly with her soon-to-be husband. MacNeilly kicked off the year at EMC as a senior […]

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Severson has carved his place among state’s young adults

6. February 2014

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Jon Severson is a people person. Since moving to Colorado Springs more than 10 years ago, the 39-year-old Minnesota native has started a slew of Colorado Young Professionals groups across the state and is now connected to 40,000 Coloradans in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. Colorado Springs Young Professionals celebrated its 10th anniversary last […]

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Morgan stays on the run with high-level undertakings

30. January 2014

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Delaware native Laura Morgan didn’t discover her passion for running until late in college. Now she wants to share it with the world. As a county coordinator for Girls on the Run in the Rockies, a division of the international nonprofit, Morgan oversees the program in the Pikes Peak region, helping young girls learn the […]

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Harris hopes to make a difference in helping downtown’s growth

24. January 2014

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As a fourth-generation native, Sarah Harris is dedicated to the success of Colorado Springs and its downtown core. Harris joined the Downtown Partnership last month in a newly created position as development manager, helping local professionals succeed in the marketplace. Before returning from Denver, where she graduated from the University of Denver, Harris worked in […]

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Jewett’s dedication to RMFI creates impact on entire area

16. January 2014

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The executive director of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute doesn’t bother segregating business and pleasure: Rebecca Jewett’s work is her passion. Since filling the position in 2008, Jewett has directed a small staff and an enormous volunteer base in land conservation and restoration efforts throughout the region. Originally from Longmont, she came to the Springs […]

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Holveck turns artistic individualism into opportunity

10. January 2014

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Sean Holveck has a good eye and has turned that attention to detail into his own custom career path. The 32-year-old — born Texan, raised Oklahoman and Coloradan for seven years now — owns Holveck Designs, a one-man company specializing in creative marketing solutions. Among his talents are photography, graphic design, interior design and aversion […]

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Ward finds her library niche in PPLD’s mobile operation

2. January 2014

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Lisa Ward has lived all over the country and changed her career path a time or two, but says she has found both a city and a job that she truly enjoys. After graduating college with a degree in graphic design, Ward worked in a veterinary clinic for a couple of years before going to […]

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Sienkiewicz follows unusual path to Center for Nonprofit Excellence

27. December 2013

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Abby Laine Sienkiewicz packed up and moved to Colorado Springs in hopes of steadily moving farther west. But almost eight years later — after a few new jobs and the purchase of a Westside home — she is proud call this her home. Sienkiewicz became program director for the locally-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence in […]

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Payne helps Peak Vista serve community, overcome barriers

19. December 2013

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers and its mission to improve health and well-being in the Pikes Peak region are what keeps Colorado Springs native Matt Payne close to home. Payne, a 35-year-old husband and father, identifies with and helps facilitate the nonprofit’s mission to increase health care accessibility despite the barriers some patients may face. […]

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