Shalese Sorensen
Physician Placement Specialist

Shalese Sorensen

Shalese Sorensen
International Placement Specialist, with GMS since 2014

You adventure starts...where? I've always wanted to go to New Zealand so I can see where they filmed The Lord of the Rings. It's mostly because my husband brings the nerdy side out in me. We'll make it there someday! I've never been outside the country either, so really anything international would be an awesome experience.

A great moment for you: I entered a contest to win a big-screen TV from the Utah Jazzand I won! I got to go onto the court during halftime where Raja Bell was warming up. He gave me a hip bump and said, "Congratulations!" I'm a huge Utah Jazz fan so I definitely melted. I've also met Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver, Mehmet Okur, Deron Williams, Ronnie Price and Jeremy Evans.

You passions outside work: I love anything where I'm active. That includes (but is not limited to): hiking, biking, rock climbing and exercising. In fact, if I had it my way I'd spend all day playing different sports.

A quote that inspires you: "Life's a journey, enjoy the ride." And: "Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured." I like both of these because they remind me to appreciate the little things and have fun in life.

Why I live in Utah: I've actually never lived anywhere besides Utah. There are just so many things to do, plus my family lives here. I love the people and the mountains. Oh, and the Utah Jazz!

Best place I've lived: There's no place better than Oakley, Utah! It's a little town tucked into the Uinta Mountains with no stoplights and no traffic (with the exception of the 4th of July because no one does the 4th quite like Oakley). Deer and elk make themselves at home in your yard and the fresh air makes you feel like you're always camping.

First job: The last few months of my senior year in high school I worked at Elite Home Security. (Yes, I was that "lucky girl" who didn't have to work during high school.) I took phone calls for our salesmen and the occasional call from a very unhappy customer.