Rachel Pachivas

Rachel Pachivas

Has a passion for standing up for what she believes in – testing the lines of acceptable behavior with activism regarding GMOs, fracking, air, water and soil degradation, the toxic skin care industry, corporatocracy, and whatever else sparks her soul. Other than creating positive action around these issues, she loves painting, gardening, or just mellowing out in her apartment with a cuppa tea and good music.

Where you grew up:

Miami, FL

Your official position:

COO

Your real position:

Behind the scenes operations… Keeping this company moving along with grace – building love & culture, product research and development, branding and style, and ongoing education on organics, GMOs, the skin care industry, etc.

WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING TO WORK EVERYDAY?:

Changing the industry

speed questions

Chai or coffee:

Pu-erh tea or black coffee

Decaf or regular:

Full on with caffeine

Snow or sun:

Sun

Beach or mountains:

Beach

Book or kindle:

Book

Country or city:

Can I pick both… in rotation ?

Hummus or guacamole:

Guacamole

Honey or maple syrup:

I have a slight addiction to maple syrup

Tennis -singles or doubles:

I don't really attempt this one

Almond butter or peanut butter:

Almond with apples, peanut with pickles

Chocolate or vanilla:

Chocolate

Texas or California:

California!

Mexican Food Or Japanese:

Mexican

Cats or dogs:

cats

PC or Mac:

MAC

FB or Twitter:

FB

Shopping or camping:

Shopping… usually at rainbow food co-op in SF or funky thrift stores. Or camping out in my house.

Pen & paper or iPad:

Old fashioned… pen and paper

Football or soccer:

Soccer!

WHat's your favorite way to re-charge?

Taking a hot bath with Sea Salt and essential oils, while listening to Otis Redding.

WHat's your favorite food?

Anything that is organic, local and non GMO.

Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn’t otherwise know.

Even though I may come accross intense and solid… my heart is still fragile and delicate, like that of a child.

Name one thing on your bucket list.

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve wanted to see the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) while kayaking off of the coast of Alaska, in a sea of beluga whales.

What makes your heart smile?

My brother’s laugh. haha… it’s so comforting.

What do you love about working with ASC?

Honestly… It’s knowing that a plethora of people are getting good quality, pure and organic skin care products. More than that, it’s that they are learning more, day by day, about the massive skin care industry and all of the undisclosed chemcials they subject to consumers.

If you were an essential blend, what would it be and why?

I would be Sandalwood- a little earthy and woodsy to balance moods, Amber resin- sweet but rounded to attract good desirable company, vetiver for grounding, and peru balsam- smells of vanilla and sweet candy keeping a light and playful attitude.

What do you feel your life purpose is?

To love as much as I possibly can.

Name your best trait.

My honesty and direct approach. Although it gets me in some trouble here and there, this is the one thing I would never want to change about myself ?