John Kyle is a Business Banker in Colorado Springs, CO. For over a decade, his work has been focused on coaching and connecting businesses and business owners with information, resources and solutions that allow them to achieve and exceed their business goals. Aside from being a Banking Professional, John is an accomplished Martial Artist. He began his training back in 1982, was a champion kickboxer, owned 3 successful martial arts schools and earned the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt. John also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance and is a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRMCP). He resides in Colorado Springs with his wife Mary and their four rescue dogs: Daphne, Scrappy, Bailey and Wally.
Bob Smith has 23 years of construction management experience with 10 years focused on subcontractor coordination and consulting. Owner of Eaton Cole Construction Services, Bob’s area of expertise is providing technical assistance to subcontractors on public and private construction projects. Bob has been a consultant at the Colorado Department of Transportation for more than nine years. He works in tandem with owners and prime contractors to exceed project goals and aid in the growth of local, small and disadvantaged businesses.
Bob has provided procurement assistance to prime contractors regarding minority contractor procurement; developed and conducted technical assistance training workshops specifically for subcontractors; analyzed design team proposals and negotiated contracts; assumed oversight of all contractor performed work and administration; supervised the bidding process and development of cost estimates to make contractor selections; prepared and authorized construction and design team contracts; developed project schedules, updated weekly and conducted weekly progress meetings; reviewed, prepared and approved pay applications; managed day-to-day project operations, including RFIs, change orders and submittals; requested value engineering changes / construction options to achieve significant cost savings; coordinated the planning and permitting process with multiple municipalities; overseen project start up and close out; performed cost estimating, cost controls, risk management, quality control, value engineering and constructability reviews; implemented “contractor capacity assessment” for subcontractors to evaluate increased contractor capacity and project success; prepared and analyzed RFQs and RFPs as an owner representative and project manager; managed employee hiring and evaluation procedures; directed bid package preparation, evaluation and awards; performed unit cost estimates during the early stages of engineering and design for systems planning and alternative analysis studies; developed and managed minority contractor procurement programs that are project-specific, meeting or exceeding goal requirements; and administered bonding and insurance compliance.
Sandy grew up in Colorado Springs and has watched the growth of the city through the decades. Her roots are in the west side where she lives in her childhood neighborhood with her husband and black lab.
She has a BA in English from UCCS and an MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) from San Jose State University. She has worked as a buyer for Gardenburger, Inc., table and countertop manufacturers, and a small startup company that produces jewelry, badges, and novelty items. She is currently the Business Strategic Services librarian for Pikes Peak Library District where she enjoys teaching people how to use the resources the library has as well as connecting people with other community resources.
Sandy also serves as secretary on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Libraries and has served as a member of the Old Colorado City Association Board.
Chelsey has over 10 years of professional experience, including 8 years of management consulting for Fortune 500 companies. As a professional with one of the top multinational business consulting firms, she has led multimillion dollar projects for some of America’s top brands, managing highly complex projects, with a success record of meeting or exceeding C-level executive’s expectations. Since returning to Colorado Springs, she spent 5 years in Real Estate and has become experienced in the local market and closing process. Growing up in Colorado Springs as a 4th generation Colorado native, she earned her degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She desires to share her ability to lead complex business endeavors and her client-centric approach to local businesses to help them reach their goals.
A native of Colorado Springs, Brian is passionate about supporting local community initiatives that drive positive impact for our citizens. As president of CRP Architects, Brian and his team shape the built environment by creating spaces that support recreation, education, worship, work, and many other community interactions. Having designed nearly a billion dollars worth of construction for municipal, K-12, non-profit, religious and corporate office clients, Brian is humbled by the number of people impacted by our projects. Brian is always quick to note these buildings are not about the brick and mortar, but instead are about the important connections that occur within their walls.
In his free time, Brian and his family love spending time outdoors hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and generally making the most of beautiful Colorado.