Rachel King is the founder and culinary director of Kaneh Co., a family-owned bakery specializing in California-based legal cannabis products. Kaneh Co. brownies, cookies, fruit jellies and more can be found at dozens of locations throughout the state. Learn about Rachel King…
Hometown: San Diego
First job: Capezio! A dance store for all of you non-ballet lovers. I worked there throughout high school and college.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in CA: Outdoors! Hiking, biking, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, gardening, exploring the zoo with my boys, drinking rose on a patio.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Building a life and careers in tandem with my husband and raising two beautiful, challenging boys that inspire me every day.
The biggest obstacle you have overcome: Fall/winter of 2014 was an ultimate low for me. My father passed away, I was having health issues, I was having relationship issues and I was having financial issues. I went through a deep introspective period of growth and emerged with a new perspective and renewed goals. That period has shaped me greatly.
Someone who inspires you and why: I am inspired by others every single day. The most inspiring people to me are those that persevere and defeat adversity to accomplish their mission. At the top of my mind right is are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Push through. Use your grit to keep going and to recognize when you need to pivot in your methods.
Favorite quote: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I’ve always wanted to have horses and have been obsessed since I’ve been a little girl.
What makes someone fabulous in your own words: Someone who is unapologetically authentic and open with their thoughts. Kindness, creativity and unending hunger for knowledge are also winners.