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Profile: Sarah Harris


Posted By on Oct 14, 2015

Check out our newest Fresh Perspective Profile, the amazing Sarah Harris! 1. Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Colorado Springs, went to Palmer High School and graduated from the University of Denver, with a 1 year hiccup studying music business in Nashville. After receiving my degree in Real Estate and Construction Management at DU and working for a few years in project management, I moved back to Colorado Springs in late 2013 to...

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Profile: Matthew Driftmier


Posted By on Aug 14, 2015

Recent UCCS Grad Matthew Driftmier is this week’s Fresh Perspective Profile! He’s got big plans for Colorado Springs! ‪#‎GetFreshCOS‬ 1. Tell us about yourself! -My name is Matthew Driftmier and while I am unfortunately not a native to Colorado Springs, having been here since 2004, I certainly have no desire to ever leave. I got my Political Science degree from UCCS (go Mountain Lions!) and really fell in love with this...

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Profile: Kasi Carter


Posted By on Aug 8, 2015

She openly admits to not being a political junkie, but she’s still got a fresh perspective! This week’s Fresh Perspective Profile comes from Kasi Carter! Thanks for your great ideas! 1. Tell us about yourself? My name is Kasi Carter at I am a Colorado Springs native. I attended Fountain-Fort Carson High School and Colorado College. I currently work at Leadership Pikes Peak as the Program Manager for the Leading Edge teen...

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Profile: Russ Ware


Posted By on Aug 8, 2015

Our Fresh Perspective Profile this week comes from Russ Ware! 1. I’ve been a resident of downtown Colorado Springs since spring of 2011, living just a couple of blocks from The Wild Goose Meeting House, which I opened with business partner Yemi Mobolade in November of 2013. My family of 8 has been in Colorado since moving from Texas to the Wet Mountain Valley, near Westcliffe, in 2008. But, I am so glad to be based now in The Springs...

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Profile: Beth Roalstad


Posted By on Jul 17, 2015

Thanks to Beth Roalstad for being this week’s Fresh Perspective Profile! We love our community leaders!#GetFreshCOS 1. Tell us about yourself! I moved to Colorado Springs in 2006 with my family from the Denver metro area. I have two wonderful daughters and an awesome dog. I am a social worker, community connector, mom and all around active person. I love our trails for hiking, running, biking and scenery gaping! Building a...

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Profile: Shawn Gullixson


Posted By on Jul 8, 2015

It’s Shawn Gullixson’s turn to tell us his perspective on Colorado Springs! We’ll see you tonight at the launch! 1. Tell us about yourself! I’ve lived in Colorado Springs for twenty three years. I’m a banking professional of over ten years. I work for Vectra Bank in management and business lending. I’m very passionate about our community and helping those around me to succeed. If my time spent in the community makes...

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Profile: Kodi Nottingham


Posted By on Jul 6, 2015

Say hello to Fresh Perspective Board Member Kodi Nottingham! He’s working towards a better Colorado Springs and here’s how. 1. Tell us about yourself! My name is Kodi Nottingham, born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, I moved to the frozen tundra of Minnesota during high school. I attended the University of Minnesota, which is where my passion for politics and giving back to the community grew immensely. I attained a double...

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Profile: Lindsay Deen


Posted By on Jul 6, 2015

This week, hear from Lindsay Deen for our Fresh Perspective Profile! “I would like to see us all working together toward the larger goal–making our city a better place while preserving the beauty and talent in the area.” 1. Tell us about yourself! – I’m transitioning from my position as Administrative Director at iComply, LLC, a local startup in town. I’m transitioning into education as this is...

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Profile: Shannon Rauen


Posted By on Jul 6, 2015

Hear from Fresh Perspective’s board member Shannon Rauen for this week’s Fresh Perspective Profile! She’s got some great thoughts on building a better community in Colorado Springs! Tell us about yourself! I’m an Arizona native that had the good fortune to discover the beauty of Colorado early in life. My family lived in Denver for almost 7 years and Colorado has always been one of my favorite places to be. After...

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Profile: Brandy Williams


Posted By on Jul 6, 2015

This week’s Fresh Perspective Profile comes from former Colorado Springs City Councilmember, Brandy Williams! She’s got a lot of insight to add! 1. Tell us about yourself! I was born and raised in Colorado Springs and graduated from Rampart High School. When I was a freshman in high school I set my sights on being an engineer, and in pursuit of this goal I attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After I earned...

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