About Rachel

Born and raised in Texas City, Rachel has deep roots to local industry. “Both my father and grandfather were union pipefitters, she explains, “being immensely proud of being and buying American was something that was drilled into me from an early age”.Photo-Rachel-suit

Rachel is a graduate of Living Stones Christian School and attended College of the Mainland from 1995 through 1996 before transferring to Baylor University. “My time at College of the Mainland was instrumental in expanding my intellectual and economic ambitions”, said Rachel. “As a new high school graduate, the learning environment at COM embraced me and stimulated a lifelong passion for learning that has enriched my life ever since”.

In addition to being a full-time mom, Rachel is a multi-family real estate investor with apartment buildings in three Texas counties. My husband and I have put everything we have into our business – a tremendous amount of our time, effort and money into building up our equity in our apartments and providing our tenants with a nice place to raise their families” explains Rachel.  “At times it is rewarding but it is also a risky business where the costs of ownership, maintenance and financing can put a real squeeze on you. Over time, the experience gives you a sharp eye for assessing opportunities, for measuring the performance of an enterprise, and also a keen interest in local tax and spend issues”.