PPLD's People of the Peak

Welcome to the People of the Peak podcast, a service of Pikes Peak Library District, introducing your community to you. Join us as we interview some of the fascinating people that live in the Pikes Peak Region.
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Dec 15, 2016

In this installment of People of the Peak, we speak to Rukhsana Sher. Originally from Pakistan, she teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) at PPLD and also teaches at UCCS. We hope you enjoy learning as much about ESL as we did!

Nov 15, 2016

Today we have an interview with Kevin Cady, a teacher, climber, and author. One of the things we noticed right away about Kevin was his passion for the things that he does. We hope you’ll enjoy this discussion as much as we did.

Nov 1, 2016

Today we have an interview with Donna Vessey, Host and Executive Producer at "Hittin' the Road", an educational adventure television show broadcasting on PBS. We talk about acting, international party planning and of course, how Donna got started making her fabulous show and founded Rocky Mountain Adventure Quest. 

Oct 15, 2016

On this episode, we talk with local author, Margaret Brettschneider, also known as MJ Brett. Margaret shares with us stories of working with the USO, teaching overseas in Dept of Defense schools in Germany, her writing process and of course, MUCH MUCH more. Enjoy!

Oct 1, 2016

On this episode, we talk with Doug Price, President & CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Doug has over 30 years’ experience in hospitality and marketing, and he uses that knowledge along with his appreciation for the Pikes Peak region to promote Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Enjoy!

Sep 15, 2016

Today’s interview is with Matt Mayberry, Director and Cultural Service Manager of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. We talk about his journey to Colorado Springs, the history of Colorado Springs, and of course the beautiful Pioneers Museum. We also talk about ghost stories, horse's falling through windows, opinions about eBay, and much more!


Sep 1, 2016

Today’s interview is with John Poss, Director at Colorado Springs Science Center. John had worked at Hewlett-Packard and saw how our community has changed in terms of technology/engineering and shares that with us along with what he is up to now. We talk about flying circuses, how color of buttons influence sales, quitting your job to play lotto, bag pipes and much much more!



Aug 15, 2016

Today’s interview is with Sean Anglum, Community Engagement and Outreach Officer for Pikes Peak Library District. Sean is a really interesting guy who has had a variety of jobs in organizations around Colorado Springs. We talk about surprise major changes, Steve Martin, and much, much more! 

Aug 1, 2016

Today’s interview is with Natalie Johnson, who is the Executive Director of the Manitou Arts Center. She’s also owned a book store in Manitou Springs, Black Cat Books, and talks about how she’s transitioned to her current role at the MAC and all the services it provides to the community. We also talk about the rogue creative districts, pink bikes, and much, much more!