In 2009, Rachel earned her degree in Foods and Nutrition from Radford University with a concentration in women's and children's health. Two years later she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and has been passionate about serving her community ever since. Rachel began her career practicing in the hospital and has found that private practice is her calling. In 2017 she opened Riverside Lactation in Purcellville, VA.
When she met her husband in high school she told him she dreamed of being a stay at home mother. Through the years she’s been able to work on the side. Helping families gives her joy, and fills her soul. With her home office she feels she gets the best of both worlds.
Her interests include: helping parents take the leap between the hospital and home transition, twins, Maternal gut health/nutrition, baby wearing, PMADs, and low milk supply.
She resides in Purcellville with her husband, 2 boys and their sweet Australian Shepherd, Sydney. Rachel’s favorite forms of self care are: meditation, hiking, painting, and growing her sustainable garden.