Rachael has created contacts through her work abroad that enable her to obtain interviews and information from myriad sources - some even outside of the United States - who are not usually available to most writers. Rachael's experience and training in the proper way to cover victims of natural disaster and terrorism enable her to get close to sources who usually resist many writers. Her time living without the most basic conveniences and in dangerous locations shapes her ability to write convincing and full-bodied advertising content for even the most simple products.
Rachael is an avid horsewoman. She owns an acreage in the Panhandle of Oklahoma where she lives with her two dogs Nipper and Gracie, her cat Norman and her horse Brother. She loves traveling to California to visit her daughter and son-in-law Johnna and Jason. She enjoys spending time outside training for marathons, writing poetry and learning about great wines.
Rachael completed 102 hours toward a bachelors degree in political science. She left school early when she gave birth to her daughter Johnna.
Rachael has written engaging marketing copy that leads readers into the text with viable statistics and interesting facts regarding the newest electronics and current sales. She draws from her own experience using electronics in many environments.
While the executive editor of a community magazine, Rachael added a feature called "Dinner Date". This was a local restaurant critique, which became known for picking some of the best eateries in the region. Rachael uses her love of good food and great wine as a backdrop for her columns and blogs. In her style, a reader can almost taste what she's writing about.
Rachael served for eight years as the mayor of a small town in Oklahoma. The task was true public service, was unpaid and it required hundreds of hours of grant writing for numerous projects, including newly paved streets and a brand new rural water system. She also managed (and won) a campaign, the only of its kind at the time, to gain public support for one Oklahoma county's ten small fire departments. She wrote all of the campaign literature as well as running and writing for another campaign for the position of county commissioner. Rachael has also served as a speech and policy writer for several state and city level politicians in Oklahoma and Louisiana. She is considered a local expert on the Open Meetings and Open Records Act.
When writing or speaking on management and leadership topics, Rachael hearkens back to her extensive military training in communication and leadership. Rachael writes, consults and lectures on the importance of "in the trenches" leadership when creating a successful corporate team. She utilizes her extensive background where leadership matters most - in the battlefield - to help stateside corporate leaders grasp their proper roles. Rachael has written numerous articles and columns aimed at helping corporate leaders communicate more clearly, drop the drama and build lasting, successful teams.
As a certified life coach and with extensive training in the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Rachael has written many newspaper columns on the subject of family interaction. Her down-to-earth, compassionate style and ability to get people to discuss their struggles openly, makes her family columns the clear favorites with the public.
Rachael writes down-to-earth, blogs that drill to the core of real people and what makes them tick. She has written many blogs for her newspaper clients as well as personal columns.
Rachael has written hard news and features for more than 20 years. She especially enjoys breathing life into her stories, allowing readers to smell, taste, hear and feel as they read. Her advertising copy is as colorful and fun as her long-form journalism pieces.