After graduating cum laude from the University of Missouri’s Journalism School in 1998, Rachel went to work as a Writer for VPR Creative Group, ultimately being named Creative Director.
In 2010, after years of developing product launches and marketing campaigns for pharmaceutical clients, Rachel took the lead in developing VPR Patient Outreach Program (VPR POP), using a peer-to-peer model to educate and offer hope to people living with progressive and rare diseases.
Rachel has been recognized as one of Kansas City Business Magazine’s Most Influential Women in 2011, Ingram’s Magazine 40 Under Forty in 2012, a Kansas City Business Magazine Rising Star in 2013, a member of both the Women Who Mean Business and the NextGen Leaders for the Kansas City Business Journal in 2013, and one of PharmaVoice magazine’s top 100 in 2014.
A passionate believer in giving back to the community, in 2015 Rachel served as the President of the Board of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, a 1,500 member nonprofit organization focused on promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community. In 2017, Rachel co-chaired The Midwestern Cattle Baron’s Ball for the American Cancer Society and served as a member of the Cambridge North Steering Committee for the University of Kansas Hospital. In 2018, Rachel served as the Co-Chair for an event benefitting Southwest Boulevard Family Healthcare.