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GenXYZ 2015: Jayson Baker


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The Workhorse

Jayson Baker

29 | President and Chief Executive Officer
Peak Internet

At the age of 16, Jayson Baker dropped out of high school to start Peak Internet, the first company to bring wireless Internet to Woodland Park. The company now is working on building a fiber network to the entire town that will provide residents with the fastest speeds available. Peak is one of the largest corporate donors in Woodland Park, sponsoring numerous nonprofits including youth sports, a safe house for young, pregnant women and the city’s parks.

Biggest achievement

“We’ve really led the way in our community for better, faster, cheaper Internet service. We’re the only independent provider in Teller County.”

Making an impact

“Our service allows people to work in a mountain community without having to go to work in Colorado Springs every day.”

Role model

“I’m kind of a lone wolf, but I like Donald Trump. He has the ‘I’m going to do it, and I’m going to get it done, and no one is going to stand in my way' persona. That’s how I run this business.”

Best advice

“Put the customer first. The customer is always first.”

Off-duty

“Nothing. This is my life. It’s exciting to come to work every day.”

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Margaret Jackson

Margaret Jackson is an award-winning journalist who spent nearly 25 years in the newspaper industry, including seven years as a business reporter for The Denver Post covering residential and commercial real estate. She can be reached at myjackson7@gmail.com.

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