Getting to Know Cori Rolon

Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in General

Getting to Know Cori Rolon Corissa Rolon Executive Director CEO

Cori Rolón, Executive Director & CEO

Do you have a nickname? Cori
What’s the most interesting job you’ve ever had? Was Wendy for the Wendy Corporation
Do you have any pets? Two cats – Shadow and Pumpkin Spice
What’s your favorite childhood memory? Singing with my cousins. We toured as a singing act when I was little.
What are your favorite hobbies? Hiking, Sasquatching, touring historic houses, going to wineries
What is your favorite way to spend your free time? Reading true crime, cooking with my granddaughter, playing with my twin grandsons.
What’s the last book you read? The Undesired by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
What’s the last movie you watched? The King’s Man
What TV show(s) are you currently watching? Murdoch Mysteries
What movie have you seen the most times? LOTR
What was the first concert you attended? Do you still listen to that artist? NKOTB. I did see them two years ago at the PPL Center, but generally no.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? I’m currently planning a trip to Tokyo with my 17-year-old son to celebrate his high school graduation.
What was your favorite subject in high school? Sociology
Do you collect anything? How did you start? Not anymore. I used to collect stamps in high school. I thought it would be a good way to make money.
Do you play any sports or instruments? I have played flute, piano and guitar but don’t play anymore.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things would you bring? A friend, a knife and matches.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Telepathy
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Babaganoush, cabbage salad, pita bread and red wine
What is your most irrational fear? I used to be terrified of balloons but I did immersion therapy.
Who is your hero, fictional or not? My grandma. Her mother died at a young age. In high school, she moved to a neighboring city and took a job as a live-in housekeeper for a wealthy family so she could attend the superior school in that district. Her father died shortly after. She adopted her baby sister, got married, put herself through college and graduated with a secretarial degree (which was the closest she could get to a business degree). She went on to have seven children, own a hardware store, grocery store, nursing home, pizza restaurant, sandwich shop and TV repair store. She is in her 90s and the most strategic and savvy business person I’ve ever met.
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Why? Lizzie Borden. I want to know if my theory about the crime is correct.