Rachel graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1997 and spent time travelling overseas, then working in the fertiliser and animal health service industries before commencing her consultancy career in 2004. The same year, she and her partner purchased their first sheep and beef property. They currently farm 890 ha near Pongaroa with their 3 children. As well as consulting to sheep and beef businesses she facilitated RMPP Action Groups, mentored other RMPP facilitators and developed industry resources.
Rachel enjoys supporting farmers to plan and create a business that meets their financial, environmental and personal expectations.
Outside of work she enjoys supporting her children in their chosen sports, horse trekking, or spending time in her garden or on farm