Role at FoxFuel: Account Executive
When Rachel’s not working with clients or comparing porters, she spends her time trying to convince the world that all of our problems can be solved with Emotional Intelligence. Ask her about it when you have a few hours to kill.
What's your favorite...
Show on Netflix?
Supernatural. Don't you judge me, it's beautiful men with big guns blowing up evil things—who wouldn't love that? #TeamDean
Happy place in Nashville?
Full of margaritas and homeboys at Taco Mamacita's patio (The homeboy is a taco, geez, what kinda gal do you think I am?).
Thor. The Hemsworth version.
I still have a purple sticky note that my dad left in my apartment my first year of grad school. Simply said he's proud of me—not what I've done, but of who I am. That's my favorite.
80's hair band?
Ugh, this is a terrible question. How in the world am I supposed to choose between Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, and Guns 'N' Roses?
Book that best describes your life?
Walden. Not really, but there's a huge part of me that desperately wants to live in a cabin in the woods with my dog and a boat.
All About Rachel
Where were you born?
Holmesville, Ohio. I think it's technically a village. More cows than people kind of place.
What is the most frustrating question, comment, or feedback you get related to work?
FoxFuel as a whole loves people well, so it's pretty frustrating when folks try to take advantage of a kind heart. BUT, I'm very encouraged by the kickass teams in Nashville, particularly in the creative space, who are trying to break through the "dog-eat-dog" mentality that's standard in the corporate world. We'll go further collaborating.
What was the first thing you failed at?
Stage fright in 4th grade. Mom made me sing a song she liked instead of one I liked. I wore flower pants and a turtleneck tank top (also mom's choice), got up there and immediately forgot all the words. Stood on the stage while the entire 2:47 accompaniment track played. Still got a coupon for a free bowl at Wayne Lanes, though.
If you could do anything other than advertising, what would it be?
*Eye Roll* Music. Music was my life in Ohio—haven't played since I moved to Music City. I guess I didn't want to be "one of those." I'd say that's another failure in my life—giving up something I love for something as worthless as pride.
What is the best memory you had from your childhood?
It'll take too long to sort through them, but I'll tell you one of my favorites. It was the day Ted Nugent taught me swearing is ok sometimes. I must have been 9 or 10 and dad had the Spirit of the Wild album playing in his truck. He'd forgotten his wallet in the house, so he was hopping out just as "Kiss My Ass" (track 9) came on. He went to change it, paused with his finger on the skip button and said, "Nah it's a good message, be yourself," and walked inside. And now you know where Rachel's swearing problem started.
Who's the person in your life you look up to the most?
Can I choose a type of person instead of one individual? I look up to the folks in my life who treat others exceptionally well and ask nothing in return. We all talk a good game, but that's an incredibly difficult (and unfortunately rare) way of life.
What do you look forward to the most each day?
My brain likes to dig into the root of problems, and it's very easy for me to get stuck there. So, I take 2-3 minutes every day to write 3 things I'm thankful for; it helps me get my head in a healthy and positive place.
If you had to choose between wearing a pair of black Reebok Work N' Cushion shoes everyday for the rest of your life or always having to speak in the third person, which would you choose?
I don't really like to wear shoes in general, so I'll go with third person.