Rachel grew up in southeast Iowa. After high school she attended Central College in Pella, Iowa where she initially studied business administration but due to her interest in social issues and helping others she changed to a sociology major. She moved to the lake area with her husband in 2011. She soon learned about Calo and was excited to have the opportunity to do truly meaningful work with students who experienced early trauma. After working as a front line staff for over three years Rachel moved to the Admissions department where she currently works as the Director of Admissions. Rachel loves working with new families and is grateful to be able to share her experience and knowledge of Calo with others.