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Rachel is originally from Tacoma, Washington. In 2007, she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Eastern Washington University. She then passed the national certification exam to become a certified athletic trainer. Rachel completed her master’s degree in exercise and sports science in 2009 from Oregon State University. She returned to Washington and started at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in 2013. She works with Dr. Gregory Byrd as a physician extender and scribe. Rachel currently lives in Lacey with her husband and two children.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training: Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
  • Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • Certified Athletic Trainer