Kia Rice is native to Salisbury NC and has been an Asheville resident since 2013. Kia has worked in the non-profit field as a residential counselor, transition coordinator, case manager and is currently a life coach with Community Action Opportunities. Kia enjoys helping people reach their life goals towards self-sufficiency.
Kia has the pleasure of being the second homebuyer with the ABCLT in 2023 and has first-hand experience of the impact of homeownership through the land trust. She is happy to bring her professional and personal experience to the board. Kia is also known as singer/songwriter and rapper, Virtuous. She is very passionate about performing uplifting and heartfelt music around Asheville and nationally.