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As a native of Germany, Kim Soerensen earned a degree in Design, and moved to the USA in 1986. Stateside, she built a career in business management and design. Kim put these aside for a time to raise her daughter. During this period, Kim became an entrepreneur, creating several successful businesses, including two of which she is locally best known for: DK Spaces renovates and leases residential properties and Omniterrum which locates and obtains rare world globes and related planetary artifacts for museums and private collectors. This company received global media attention, including features in Oprah magazine, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Discovery Channel and Russia1TV. As the Executive Director of Riverviews Artspace, Kim is the dedicated steward ensuring its sustainability as a thriving, inclusive creative center for all – today and into the future through innovative partnerships with governmental and non governmental organizations, the non-profit and for profit community, the arts and the building itself with a dedicated staff and passionate volunteers. She implemented “Cultivate Amherst” in 2016 and provides consulting for Danville’s new Arts Center currently in development. Kim is considered an innovative and entrepreneurial change-agent building viable and equitable platforms for artists & organizations to thrive. Kim serves on several boards, including James River Council for the Arts and Humanities and the James River Arts & Cultural District Program. In her free time, Kim enjoys “globetrotting” with her daughter and spouse, exploring cultures, regions and cities in all corners of the world.