Rachel was born in Chicago and raised in Gallup, N.M. She received an associate’s degree in nursing from the University of Albuquerque and a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Hawai’i. Rachel’s past employment includes Kapiolani Children’s Hospital, the Margaret Walters School for the Developmentally Disabled, Easter Seal Society and Regis University. She joined The Colorado Trust in 1997 as the administrative assistant to the chief financial officer, which included managing The Colorado Trust’s first website. In 2002, she joined the communications department, adding in-house graphic design to her duties in 2004. Rachel has two adult children, Michael and Patrice. She loves traveling and hiking with husband, Dan, gardening and hanging out with her two rescue dogs, Suri and Wickett.