Pueblo is known as The Home of Heroes because of the four Medal of Honor Recipients that are from Pueblo. While this a fact that cannot and should not be disputed, it is also representative of Pueblo as a community. Home of Heroes, everyday heroes, heroes that get up everyday, head to work to provide for themselves, their families and contribute to the community. I intentionally left out our firemen and police officers because they are a different kind of hero that receives recognition in a different way. This portrait series is about lesser known and appreciated heroes, business owners, business professionals and the everyday working person. We have them all, and the following is just a small cross-section of the diverse working population of the everyday heroes of Pueblo.
|Mike is the owner/operator of Mike's Top Tire Spot on 4th Street.
|Tonya is the owner/operator of Slug & Chug food-truck.
|Phyllis is the owner/operator of Tumbleweed Books on Union.
|Dawn is the owner/operator of Karmic Konnection on Union.
|John works in the wind energy industry.
|Kevin is the Chief Information Officer at Pueblo Bank and Trust.
|Kelli and Olivia are nurses at Parkview Medical Center.
|Naul is a sanitation worker with Waste Connections.
|Jason is a service technician at American Furniture Warehouse.
|Jullian, Deven, Noah and Christian arecar wash attendants at the Octopus Car Wash on Elizabeth.
|Donny, Jarred and Jeff are sales associates at Vapor Source on Elizabeth.
|Yago is a bartender at The Downtown Bar at City Center Plaza.
|Michelle is an attendant at a Heritage Organics, a recreational marijuana store in Pueblo West.
|Michael is a liquor store attendant at Warehouse Liquor.
|Sam is a tattoo artist at Tattoos Unlimited on Union.
|Lisa is a Correctional Officer, Jamie is a CNA, and Amy is a CNA and all three of them are members of the roller deby team.
|Kyle is the General Manager for Fastenal in Pueblo.