Raimee, Cofounder & Farmer
Raimee, cofounder of Blawesome, is a young farmer and musician. Raimee brings the spirit of Blawesome to life through his years of experience volunteering on community farms in and around Orange County, NC. He has a joyful energy and is committed to being an agent of positive change in the world. When he is not in the garden, Raimee enjoys watching Hayao Miyazaki films, writing stories, and hanging out with the crew at Reality Ministries. His favorite flowers are zinnias.
Rebecca, Cofounder & Designer
Rebecca Sorensen, MSW is the cofounder of Blawesome and parent to Raimee, Mason, and Dupree. Rebecca has worked in sustainable horticulture for over a decade, and as a Community Development Consultant for 20 years, organizing and implementing unique community initiatives to serve adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her work focuses on using natural interactions and processes to promote a meaningful and intentional human experience. Her favorite flowers are daisies.
Lauren, Social Care Farmer
Lauren is a social care farmer at Blawesome. She has spent the last ten years farming and tending to the earth while teaching others the importance of growing and caring for the natural environment. She believes that farming cultivates a sense of purpose and is excited to grow with Blawesome and share her love of agriculture with Raimee. She believes in building community, living with intention, and finding joy in all aspects of work and life. Every flower is her favorite.
Erin, Social Media & Community Connections
Erin is passionate about sharing our story and continuing to deepen our connection with others. She’s lived in community with adults with developmental disabilities for the past eight years and longs for the world to be transformed by the gifts of her friends. Because Erin’s life passion is for justice and opportunity for those who are marginalized, she is thrilled about the mission and impact of Blawesome. Her favorite flowers are ranunculus.
Collin, Social Care Farmer
Collin is a social care farmer at Blawesome and the most recent addition to the team. He has worked in various aspects of mental health for the past 14 years including emergent mental health as well as in clinical research with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His recent passions for horticultural therapy led him to seek a degree in sustainable agriculture and he hopes to continue to merge his two passions as he moves forward. Working with Blawesome was a natural landing spot for him. His favorite flowers are Celosia.
Andy, Custom Carpenter & Maintenance Magician
Andy studied carpentry at Cape Fear Community College in 1999. He then went on to work for a contractor in Wrightsville Beach, NC and became self-employed in 2004. He has been a part of the Blawesome Team in a multitude of ways since our early days. You can see evidence of Andy's hard work and functional creativity all around the farm.