Rachel grew up in Northern California, but has made Bakersfield her home since 1990, and has been married to her husband Richard since 1991. After several years of working as an Executive Assistant, she studied Architectural Design and Drafting with CAD at Bakersfield College, and has worked with several local Engineers to provide permit-ready architectural drawings, specializing in Landscape Design. Homeschooling her children became a priority in 2014 when her oldest was in first grade, and she has volunteered in many positions since then to help provide fun and educational learning and social opportunities for her own children as well as many others. Over the years this has included co-leader of a Rainbows preschool class and leader of the Prims Girls Club class at a local congregation, table mom at MOPS, co-leader of an elementary science co-op studying Life Science (Grades 3-6), hosted many homeschool field trip events and activities, and for the past 6 years, Girl Scout Troop Leader for a multi-level troop. She truly appreciates the freedom we have to give our children a God-centered education and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with others.