Rachel is the Owner/Transformationalist at DEI Outdoors, a firm which deals directly with the outdoor industry to foster DEI in organizations. Her main objective is to transform the outdoor industry into a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible space. Rachel is committed to creating an industry where anyone can experience, thrive, and lead in the out of doors no matter their circumstances, and has a focus on underserved and underrepresented communities. She has served and inspired over 100 organizations in the creation of actionable systems aligned with creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor spaces. She is a frequent writer for industry publications like Adventure Park Insider and SAM, and has given talks on DEI & Social Justice on international platforms.Outside of her endeavor to bridge the gap between racial and ethnic diversity in the outdoors and social justice, Rachel can be found hunting fairies in the woods with her daughter.
Rachel's Recent Stories
All Mountain Mama Rachel and her daughter Aria went to Smuggler’s Notch Ski Resort, in Jeffersonville, Vermont for a winter experience like no other. “You’re it, Mom!” she called over her shoulder as she disappeared into the dark. We ran in opposite directions, both of us with the intent to duck, dodge, and hide from … Read MoreRead More
When my daughter Aria and I visited Smugglers’ Notch Resort in 2023 winter was in full swing. A late snowstorm in March blanketed the mountain and surrounding area with fresh powder. We couldn’t have chosen a better time to explore this iconic resort and try a host of their winter activities from snowboarding to tubing … Read MoreRead More
Welcome to Stratton My daughter, Aria, was stoked and maybe a little nervous about her first-timer snowboard lesson at Stratton. Her nervousness was squelched quickly upon checking in at Stratton’s Welcome Center. If you’ve never been to Stratton (or are new to any mountain), the welcome center is a great place to start your journey. … Read MoreRead More