An Internationally Sought After Testing Facility is in Pueblo!

Episode 19 – Kari Gonzales

Kari Gonzales – President and CEO TTCI

“The best leading you can do is listening and following the advice of your people.” – Kari

Kari Gonzales is the President and CEO of the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI). Headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado, TTCI is a world-class transportation research and testing organization, providing emerging technology solutions for the railway industry throughout North America and the world. TTCI was established to support the development and deployment of innovative technologies to increase the railroad industry’s safety, reliability, and efficiency. Today, Kari shares all about TTCI and how they are shaping the future of the railroad industry.

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Sustainable Ranch Working with Mother Nature

Episode 18 – Adrienne Larrew

In this episode of the Wake-Up Colorado Podcast, our guest is Adrienne Larrew, owner and operator of Corner Post Meats. Her company offers mindfully raised meats from their ranch in Black Forest, made from sustainable grazing, clean water, open areas, and plenty of sunshine. Adrienne shares her knowledge in taking care of animals to provide good quality meat and the unique land arrangement with the Audubon Society.

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Third Busiest Colorado Airport Isn’t Where You Think

Episode 16 – Greg Pedroza

In this episode of the Wake-Up Colorado Podcast, our guest is Greg Pedroza. He is the Interim Director of Aviation at City of Pueblo – Dept. of Aviation. Greg started out as an entry-level city employee on the airport’s operations and maintenance team and worked his way up to Interim Director at Pueblo Memorial Airport. Today, Greg discusses airlines, aviation operations, and managing a commercial use airport.

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Holistic Regenerative Farm Growing Generational Investments

Episode 15 – Josh and Nick Wagner

In this episode of the Wake-Up Colorado Podcast, our guests are Josh and Nick Wagner of Nola Natural Farms. Both Josh and Nick started out in the culinary world and Nick then became interested in raising poultry and so began their journey of creating their pastured poultry operation for the last 7 years. They believe that growing their own food is essential to feeding their entire family. They’ve also opened their home to the community to educate people and share their life experiences.

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New Life for Historic Pueblo Building Fueled by Iron Will

Episode 14 – Nathan Stern and Zach Cytryn

In this episode of the Wake Up Colorado Podcast, our guests are Nathan Stern and Zach Cytryn, Real Estate Associates and founders of the Fuel & Iron Project. Zach grew up wanting to be a real estate broker, while Nathan focused on real estate in grad school. Zach and Nathan met each other at the same commercial brokerage and developed camaraderie which amplified each other’s strengths in helping their clients in the food and beverage industry.

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Women Owned Cleaning Company with Massive Vision for the Future

Episode 11 – Julie Logan

In this episode of the Wake Up Colorado Podcast, our guest is Julie Logan, co-owner of Integrity Cleaning Services. Julie grew up working at her parent’s laundromats and her mom in particular inspired her entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. Now she leads and motivates a team of 12 cleaning professionals all while managing and caring for her own family.

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Meet Your Hosts

Episode 10 – Kevin and Shannon Baird

In this special episode of the Wake Up Colorado Podcast, Kevin and Shannon are in the hot seat and are interviewed by their four children! Now it’s their turn to ask them questions they’re curious about and some questions that Kevin and Shannon ask their own guests.

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Unique Coffee Creations and Their VW Bus

Episode 9 – Daniel and Vicy Stone

In this episode of the Wake Up Colorado Podcast, our guests are Daniel and Vicy Stone founders of The Sacred Bean, a unique mobile coffee shop. Daniel and Vicy share their start-up story, the challenges they faced, and plans for the future. Vicy’s artistic coffee creations have generated social media buzz and have a following of coffee fans waiting to try her latest flavors!

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Her Journey of Recovery Leads to Service in the Salvation Army

Episode 7 – Brett Harrison

In this episode of the Wake Up Colorado Podcast, our guest is Brett Harrison. She is a PR and Marketing Director for the Salvation Army in Colorado Springs. Sixteen years in the restaurant industry pushed her towards achieving her degree in marketing. After managing events and implementing community-based marketing in a variety of restaurants, she finally landed on her dream job which is Marketing and Public Relations for a non-profit organization.

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Pueblo Museum – A Founding Families Legacy

Episode 6 – Deb Darrow

In this episode of the Wake-Up Colorado Podcast, our guest is Deb Darrow. She made her way to Rosemount Museum 100% on a fluke. She has a Journalism major and worked as a newspaper reporter and in communications. By luck, the Rosemount Museum was looking for a new director with communication skills to work with marketing and public relations. One thing led to another, and Deb became the Executive Director of Rosemount Museum. Today, Deb shares all about Rosemount Museum, its history, and how you can help preserve the history of your community for generations to come.

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