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Severson has carved his place among state’s young adults

Thursday, February 6, 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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Trinidad brings her real estate ambition home to Springs

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Holly Trinidad, 28, grew up immersed in the Colorado Springs commercial real estate culture. She learned the trade from her father and grandfather. After attending the University of Southern California and a brief career reading screenplays and hanging on the beach, Trinidad made her way home. She feels at home both in Colorado Springs and […]

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Perry left Lone Star State behind for the mountains of Colorado

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Holden Perry grew up in Texas but worked a few seasonal jobs in Colorado during college, and his time here convinced him that he would someday make the Rocky Mountain region his home. He began working in residential real estate about five years ago while still living in Houston. But last year Perry, 30, and […]

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Being ‘spokes’woman is a calling for Kids on Bikes director

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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When Nikki McComsey was a kid, she rode her bicycle everywhere. She was on her bicycle everyday with her family or on adventures with the neighborhood kids. “It’s an experience I loved,” she said. Now, McComsey, 30, heads up the nonprofit organization Kids on Bikes and is dedicated to making sure children have bicycles. Bicycle […]

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Schmuecker’s love for numbers drives her career

Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Stephanie Schmuecker has a passion for numbers. Math was her favorite subject in school and when she started taking accounting classes in college, she knew what she wanted to do. She started working with BKD, LLP in Kansas City after graduating from college and eventually transferred with BKD back to Colorado Springs, where she had […]

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Murphy extols the vacation virtues of Colorado Springs

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Chelsy Murphy, 27, was born and raised in Colorado Springs and when she’s driving to work each morning looking at Pikes Peak she cannot imagine living anywhere else. That’s why it’s a perfect fit that she is the public relations manager for the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Now she can tout all of […]

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Kissell’s love of anatomy, relationships flow at Penrose St. Francis

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Laura Kissell, 38, got her first glimpse at medical care while following her father on his weekend patient rounds. That experience led her to become a doctor, and her medical school experience gave her a fascination with the “awesome machine of the human body.” As a vascular and thoracic surgeon at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, she […]

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Lutze happy to be home in Pikes Peak Region

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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After living and working in some of the country’s most popular cities for young and creative professionals, Greg Lutze, 33, decided it was time to move home to Manitou Springs and launch his next venture. Lutze is trained in graphic design and continues to do work for national clients through his design business, Must Warn […]

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Saramaa standing firm in civil engineering industry

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Shannon Saramaa is a bit of a rarity. At the age of 37, she co-owns and operates a successful civil engineering firm she helped launch 10 years ago. As a kid, math and building came easily to her, so it was an easy decision to study civil engineering, though it’s a field historically dominated my […]

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Braxton’s Gehant dancing, working with the stars

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Chris Gehant spends his days creating satellite simulation software for Braxton Technologies and his nights running swing-dancing classes. In fact, the 36-year-old system architect danced during festivities for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia in 2000. During the day, he hangs up his dancing shoes and takes on a job that requries working knowledge of […]

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