Raquel Hendrickson

Raquel Hendrickson has been the editor of InMaricopa.com since November 2014.


Hometown: Snowflake, Arizona

Resides in: Rancho El Dorado

Maricopan since: 2014

Occupation: Journalist

Cars: Ford F150

Hobbies: Storytelling, art, theater, sports

Pet peeve: New technology that only works for about a month

Dream vacation: The Curragh

Like most about Maricopa: People who participate in the process

Like least about Maricopa: Aggressive drivers


Favorite …

Charity: Children’s Miracle Network

Book: “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens

Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

Actor: Alec Guinness

Song: Too many to choose from – something Gershwin or Carmichael

Musician: Wynton Marsalis, Billy Joel, Gene Krupa

Team: St. Louis Cardinals

Athlete: Billy Mills

Food: Chimichangas

Drink: Mint lemonade

Meal: A full Irish breakfast

Restaurant: Cunetto House of Pasta, St. Louis

Getaway: Utah Shakespeare Festival

Website: NASA.gov

Quote: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” — George Washinton Carver

Words to live by: Be yourself

Joke: “I haven’t slept for 10 days, because that would be too long” — Mitch Hedberg

Anything else we should know? Seventh-generation Arizonan, but spent my school years in the Missouri Ozarks, graduating from Hartville High School. Have also lived in Lancaster and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Provo, Utah, and Camp Verde, Arizona. Sports editor for eight years in Missouri. Helped Ingard Clausen compile interviews with incredibly brilliant engineers for his book “Intelligence Revolution 1960: Retrieving the Corona Imagery that Helped Win the Cold War.” Nicknamed “Rocky” since birth because of Raquel Welch – long story.