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From service to education, Ruppert finds his niche

17. October 2013

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Matthew Ruppert spent eight years serving his country as a member of the U.S. Army but couldn’t wait to continue his education when he returned home. Originally from the East Coast, Ruppert chose Regis University in Colorado Springs for its beautiful surroundings and familiar military ties. Since graduating with a bachelor’s in communication, Ruppert has […]

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Thompson finds partnerships help in her VeriClean business

14. October 2013

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Dee Anna Thompson, 31, is the owner and president of VeriClean Springs, a full-service commercial and residential janitorial company that she started here in 2009. Since its inception, VeriClean Springs has won various awards and formed several community partnerships. Thompson, a recently married mother of two, took some time this week to talk to us […]

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Colorado College student doesn’t wait to start business

3. October 2013

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Adam Miller is the 21-year-old co-owner of the Fat Bike Company, a local firm specializing in a new breed of off-road machines. A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Miller currently is a student at Colorado College, majoring in economics with a business focus, and plans to graduate in May 2014. Miller took some time this week […]

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Leader loves the large city with a small-town feel

26. September 2013

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As community relations and special events coordinator for the Salvation Army of El Paso County, Mary Whatcott handles all the local marketing efforts, public relations and events planning. She is 23 and has a bachelor’s in nonprofit leadership and management from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is a […]

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Mayo-trained Price slices into new surgical niche at Penrose

24. September 2013

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Dr. Theolyn Price is a board-certified general thoracic surgeon at Penrose Hospital, specializing in the treatment of lung disorders. She was trained at the Mayo Clinic in general thoracic surgery, and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. The 39-year-old has a special focus on thoracic oncology and robotic procedures. Price recently performed the first robotic-assisted lobectomy in […]

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After looking elsewhere, Empey enjoys living and working here

20. September 2013

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Jordan Empey, a 31-year-old certified public accountant, moved to Colorado Springs from northern Nevada to work for Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. Six years later, he’s still working for SKR, most recently being promoted to tax manager. Where did you go to college, and why did you move here? I graduated from Oral Roberts University […]

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Rogers brings fresh energy to new job at Discover Goodwill

10. September 2013

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Shannon Rogers is a 39-year-old go-getter. Formerly executive director at the Senior Resource Council, Rogers recently accepted a new position as sales and relationship manager with Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. Tell us how you professionally grew with your previous job. The Senior Resource Council executive director position was a great introduction into […]

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SKR accountant glad to have permanent home in Springs

29. August 2013

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Buddy Newton came from a military family that moved here when he was a teenager. He graduated from UCCS in 2008 and went to work soon thereafter for Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., where he now is a CPA and supervising senior tax consultant. He also volunteers for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.   […]

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Extrovert Cartwright works with ADD STAFF, Rising Professionals

29. August 2013

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Cindy Cartwright immediately felt at home when she moved from California to Colorado Springs with her family as a 12-year-old in 1989. Now 36, Cartwright works matching skills with needs in the local employment industry as a manager at ADD STAFF. Tell us about your job. I began my career with ADD STAFF in July 2006 […]

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Leader of Rising Professionals sees much opportunity here

16. August 2013

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Shawn Gullixson works as assistant vice president at Vectra Bank, specifically as bank manager of the branch on North Academy Boulevard. His primary purpose is to acquire new business for the bank. Now 33, he started in banking at age 21 and says he loves it. He also has a leadership role in the Rising […]

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