We are going to start with a quick background story. Rachel has a very interesting background that eventually led to the founding of Spooshi Co.
She Loves to Create
Rachel’s first college degree track was in Architectural Engineering, which proved to be too heavy on engineering and too light on creativity. In architecture classes she designed houses for her kids’ characters instead of people. Long story extremely short, with a desire to move away from math and become a better communicator, she finished her undergraduate at the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. Ultimately, she graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law – this included time at Pepperdine School of Law as a visiting student where she swam in their amazing 100-yard pool and surfed in the ocean often. All of her college notebooks ended-up full of doodles—especially caterpillars.
Rachel spent a short time as a juvenile prosecutor and as a lawyer for a non-profit legal firm but continued to pursue her creative interests in her free time. Wanting experience in the business world in hopes of learning enough to have her own company one day, Rachel worked for the family manufacturing business where her boss let her buy the entire Adobe Creative Suite for a particular project, so she could also have access to the Adobe Illustrator program. She took courses in Adobe Illustrator and won an award for her children's artwork that involved Peanut Butter Pauley and Po adventuring together. She is forever grateful for that initial Adobe purchase that helped her on her way to making us characters come to life— thanks Bob! One last job as In-House Counsel for a corporation doing lots of legal research led our creator, Rachel, to "retire" from the legal profession and pursue Spooshi Co. Woo-hoo for us!