Meet: Rachelle Sorensen-Cox

Meet: Rachelle Sorensen-Cox

Home: Asheville, North Carolina

How do you serve your community?

I was the founder of the local non-profit Girls On The Run of WNC in 2002. The organization continues to run strong and is a legacy I am very proud of.

I serve on the board of the Asheville Downtown Association as Secretary. I serve on the Blue Ridge Pride Festival planning team. I work as a Customer Service Representative with ART (Asheville Rides Transit). I volunteer for various organizations when I can.

What are you passionate about?

Equity! I want our community and our downtown to be a place where both locals and visitors can co-exist in harmony.

What is your favorite quote?

“I’m not offended by dumb blonde jokes, because I know I am not dumb. I also know that I am not blonde.” Dolly Parton  

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt

What was the last book you read?

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

What song lyrics speak to your heart?

“It’s not something you get over, but it’s something you get through”- Willie Nelson

What do you like most about Asheville?

I was born in rural Utah. When I discovered Asheville I knew I’d found my adult home. This area is beautiful, the people are beautiful and the friends I have made here are truly treasures. I relocated in 1995 and I cannot imagine living anywhere else. I love Asheville!

What’s your favorite place in Asheville?

I like to visit the Botanical Garden at UNCA. It is easily accessible by bus and a great little oasis. My daughter and I like to hang out in our hammock and chill and play in the creek.

Tell us about one of your favorite moments on the show, or share a funny story about one of the hosts.

The first episode I watched was the interview with Tina White of Blue Ridge Pride. I appreciated the playful energy of that interview. Ya’ll seemed really excited to know her and her story. I love her, and her story is one of strength and love and endurance. I am grateful for the exposure you offered her and Blue Ridge Pride as an organization.

Why should people connect with The Asheville View?

It is a great way to connect with the people in Asheville doing the work. And ya’ll are fun to watch.