Rachel started her career in live theatre and small rock and roll clubs where she did everything from running follow spots to production stage managing.
One of her earlier experiences was running National Video Center soundstages where she oversaw MTV’s foray into live television series. She was one of the first people hired to launch the Disney/MGM Studios as the Post-Production Client Coordinator. Rachel took a leave of absence from that position to live and work in Lillehammer, Norway as the Post-Production Coordinator at the International Broadcast Center for the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Rachel returned to New York as the Supervising Producer of the MTV Studios and was an integral part in the design and launch of the Times Square studio where they produced 11 live shows each week, including the original TRL, in addition to specials and stunt programming.
Additionally Rachel has worked as a Line Producer on the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Broadway on Broadway, the Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration, and the post 9/11 “Come Back To New York” commercial.
For 18 years she was the Vice President of Production and Producer for the Miss Universe Organization and traveled all over the world overseeing the Miss USA and Miss Universe productions.
For the past 5 years, Rachel has been the Executive in Charge of Production for the NAACP Image Awards. She has been a Segment Producer for the Grammy Awards Red Carpet and the Primetime Emmy Awards.