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Brookham leading eWomen, where knowledge is power

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Tracy Brookham, 36, has always believed that life and business are all about connections and collaborations. She is driven to help others, even as she strives to meet her own goals. This spring, Brookham took the helm as managing director of the local chapter of eWomen Network, a group that has a philosophy of openly […]

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Prausa analyzing software for MITRE

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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The MITRE Corp. is a nonprofit organization that manages six federally funded research and development centers — for the IRS, the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Defense, Veterans’ Affairs, Homeland Security and the federal court systems. Thirty four-year-old Dr. Michael Prausa is a local engineer who’s performing some of the nation’s cutting-edge research for MITRE, […]

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Martinez raising money for TESSA — in style

Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Gabe Martinez, 27, is very social and loves making people feel good about themselves. It was only natural that he would become a hairstylist where he gets to talk to someone new every 45 minutes and help them find their inner and outer beauty. When working in Denver, he used his hair and makeup talents […]

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Hill Climb director of operations gears up for big race

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Megan Leatham, the 28-year-old director of operations for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, grew up in Colorado Springs with a love for sports. She played Division III basketball in college and still has such a passion for hoops that she coaches the Rampart High School girls team and is the general manager for Southern […]

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Georgopoulos started her business, Marika’s, from scratch

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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When Christine Georgopoulos was just five-years-old she pulled various ingredients from the cabinets of her Pine Brook, N.J. home and concocted what she called cookies. She was bit by the baking bug and spent much time experimenting in the kitchen. Even when she worked in Manhattan for a market research firm, baking was her true […]

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Joseph Campana works down the Rabbit Hole

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Owner of an Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant at 101 N. Tejon St., Campana and his wife said they opened the restaurant because they are fans of both local art and Alice in Wonderland. He has more than 20 years experience in the restaurant industry — and he felt the Springs needed a new concept. So […]

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Oyler standing firm in commercial real estate world

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Andy Oyler has a degree in architecture from the University of Colorado in Boulder, but his real passion is real estate. The 35-year-old is a Colorado Springs native and a broker with Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial Group but began his professional career as an intern at Palmer-McAllister Co. and then worked at Art C. […]

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Wiatrek blends business, psychology at University of Rockies

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Shannon Wiatrek, 27, studied psychology as an undergraduate and then earned her master’s in business administration before moving to Colorado Springs with her husband about three years ago. She works as an admissions specialist at the University of the Rockies, helping people find their futures and get on the right career path. But she’s also […]

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At age 31, Jake Lease is CEO of USA Karate

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Jake Lease was 10 years old when he attended his first karate lesson. He was instantly hooked on the sport and today is a fourth-degree black belt. He grew up in a small town, Bancroft, near Charleston, W.Va. Over the years he taught karate and ran a school. In 1997, he came to Colorado Springs […]

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Kinder setting a clean example for Colorado Springs

Friday, February 24, 2012

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Frank Kinder graduated from college with a degree in finance, but it was his graduate studies that led him to his current job. Kinder works for Colorado Springs Utilities, as a senior conservation specialist for the water services division. Now 38, he’s been at CSU for nearly two years. His responsibilities include commercial indoor water […]

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