Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
Rachel has worked in the outdoor industry and conservation field for 25 years, her experience includes developing volunteer opportunities and jobs for young people who have been historically underrepresented in the conservation field, designing and delivering training, creating innovative partnerships and assessing risk in programs.
Previously, Rachel served as the Chief Program Officer at MobilizeGreen and spent 17 years at the Student Conservation Association in various positions and most recently served as the Eastern Regional Program Director. In these roles, she worked collaboratively with federal, state and local land management agencies, non-profit organizations, and partner organizations to develop and run innovative conservation service programs throughout the US, but her heart has always been in the Mid-Atlantic region. She also spent several seasons working as an environmental and outdoor educator in residential, backcountry and urban settings.
Rachel received a B.A. in Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management from Indiana University and a postgraduate degree in Outdoor Education from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Rachel lives in Takoma Park, MD with her husband and two children and enjoys time with her family skiing, biking, and hiking.