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Saliba mixes personal priorities with his variety of ventures

12. September 2014

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Joe Saliba lives a varied life. The 30-year-old Colorado Springs native was briefly a professional golfer, graduated from UCCS with a communication degree, and has started companies specializing in both recycling and petroleum production. His company Wine Punts — a college project gone legitimate — produces glassware made from repurposed wine bottles, while Pikes Peak […]

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Peoples mixes food and faith in his Rescue Mission role

5. September 2014

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For 10 years, Tyler Peoples felt called to work for the Springs Rescue Mission. Then, earlier this year, he got his chance to become a chef at the local faith-based nonprofit. Peoples, 29, had spent his adult life in the kitchens of Colorado Springs eateries, including the Briarhurst Manor, 2 South Wine Bar and the […]

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Aaby’s environmental affinity fits well for Catamount

22. August 2014

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Christopher Aaby has spent years exploring his passion for the environment, which has found the right outlet in his current role as assistant director of the Catamount Institute. Aaby’s journey of eco-stewardship began in part with his Norwegian heritage, building with each job he took until joining the seven-member Catamount team in 2011. After starting […]

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Denman finds lasting passion in communications at UCCS

8. August 2014

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As a self-described “military brat,” Philip Denman was given a tour of the country, and though the 26-year-old claims Seattle as his hometown, he hangs his hat at UCCS in Colorado Springs. Denman began his stint in the Springs as a UCCS grad student in 2010 and soon was hired on as a social media […]

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Cameron quickly finds her place in marketing/PR and volunteering

24. July 2014

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Laura Schnarr Cameron, 23, is a graphic designer and account coordinator with Colorado Springs marketing and public relations firm Blakely + Co. The Colorado native serves several local nonprofits and recently accepted the position of vice president with the National Advertising Federation’s local chapter. The newlywed spoke about what it’s like to wear two hats […]

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Beyond the Big Idea, Flores makes himself known in the city

21. July 2014

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Modesto, Calif., native Julian Flores, 31, has embraced being a Colorado Springs resident since moving here nearly a decade ago. The young entrepreneur got his start locally through El Pomar Foundation and currently serves on several local boards, including the YMCA and the Downtown Partnership. His most recent project, the outdoor apparel rental company GetOutfitted, […]

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Shanklin steps into big shoes at Rocky Mountain Field Institute

10. July 2014

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After her first two years at the Rocky Mountain Field Institute — dealing with the worst natural disasters this region has seen — Amber Shanklin now finds herself as RMFI’s acting executive director. Hired as program coordinator in 2012, the 32-year-old Wisconsin native has come to know the Colorado Springs landscape intimately through her conservation […]

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Henderson helps Griffis company with multi-family supervision

3. July 2014

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Fallon Henderson has spent the past seven years bouncing back and forth between Colorado Springs and Denver, working in the multi-family housing industry. Starting with Griffis Residential’s Grand River Canyon Apartments at 21, Henderson developed her career with the firm and helped start Griffis’ own management group. Now 28, she manages the apartment complex where […]

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Ajamian finds his passion working for Early Colleges

26. June 2014

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Dan Ajamian had given up on education. During his college years in Philadelphia, he volunteered at an inner-city school, where the challenges were so daunting that he lost hope for the future of the system. But after returning to Colorado Springs and working for Keith King’s campaign in 2013 for Colorado Springs City Council, Ajamian’s […]

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Babcock rises quickly from CC to Peace Corps

24. June 2014

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Bridget Babcock isn’t your average young professional: In two years since graduating from Colorado College, she has traveled the world working multiple jobs. But the 24-year-old Wisconsin native said opportunities and experiences in the Springs’ nonprofit sector have been invaluable to her development. Now working as a program coordinator for the Center for Creative Leadership […]

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