Rachel is a conflict resolution expert, experienced consultant and coach who uses facilitation, mediation and process assessments to design strategic solutions that help organizations and their teams work better. Rachel has helped federal, state, local, tribal, and military communities reach agreement on strategic initiatives, resolve organizational conflicts, build collaborative processes, and develop comprehensive improvement programs.
Rachel has a special affinity for the emergency management and environmental communities, using her experience as a first responder and educator to design and deliver complex, all-hazard disaster preparedness training, exercise, and improvement planning in support of response and recovery operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Homeland Security, and Environmental Protection Agency. Before launching her consulting firm, Rachel spent 14 years as an emergency management and conflict resolution consultant at SRA International, Inc., holding various leadership positions and managing high-value projects.
Rachel earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Georgetown University and graduate degrees in systems engineering management and conflict resolution from George Washington University and the University of Denver, respectively. She also holds a graduate certificate in crisis and emergency management from George Washington University and a leadership coaching certificate from American University. Rachel resides in Washington, DC and volunteers with a local nonprofit organization, offering conflict resolution training to help recently released inmates successfully re-engage in communities.