Kim Soerensen has held the position of Executive Director at Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, Virginia since 2016. She is an advocate for the arts and artists as well as an entrepreneur with an extensive career in design and global business. Originally from Germany, Soerensen immigrated to L.A. in 1986 after earning her degree in Design from the Blocherer School of Design at the University of Munich.
Kim moved to Lynchburg in 1998 where she concurrently began a family and her own businesses. The latter included DK Spaces (a residential renovation/leasing company) and Omniterrum (supplier of rare world globes and related planetary ephemera). She serves on the board of the James River Arts & Cultural District Program of the City of Lynchburg and is a panel advisor for the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Since assuming her current leadership role at Riverviews, the organization has evolved from the “Best Kept Secret” of Central Virginia to the “Best Arts Venue” (2016-2019) as voted by patrons of the local News & Advance. If you want to speak with her about the importance of creativity to community sustainability, you might be able to catch her riding around town on her Vespa as a member of the local Scooter Club, or spending time with her husband, daughter, and numerous pets.