As the second of twelve children, Rachelle learned to love children from an early age. "My mother taught me that children are the closest thing to heaven, while my father taught me how to live a little closer to heaven." Over the years, Rachelle has taught children in a variety of subjects: dance, preschool, theater, reading, and the gospel. She has written numerous stories for the Friend magazine. Her greatest happiness has been found in her three sons, Sam, Rich, and Joe; daughter-in-law, Annalise; and being Grammy to her remarkable Peter, Alina, and all those to come. Rachelle owes her gratitude for life's moments of truth to her husband, Dough, "the most cherished of traveled companions through a lifetime of learning and loving."