In addition to her work in film and TV, Rachelle is a published author and ghostwriter. Amongst others, she co-wrote the memoir Everyone Needs a Mrs. Bailey with Dr. William Sroufe. In September 2014, she released her own memoir, CHRYSALIS: A Dark and Delicious Diary of Emergence. Described as Eat, Pray, Love meets Bridget Jones's Diary if either woman was a bulimic, alcoholic divorced twice by age thirty-nine, CHRYSALIS chronicles Rachelle's heart-wrenching, heart-healing metamorphic year. Her own memoir being called a raw, courageous expression of self-exploration, Rachelle has proudly helped many brave authors who have overcome trauma share their own inspiring stories with the world.
Rachelle has a Bachelor of Secondary Education with a major in Physics and a minor in Math from the University of Alberta. She has an eclectic teaching resume, having taught and counselled students of all ages, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds locally and abroad, with a particular passion for working with young adults. In addition to teaching in the public school system, Rachelle has taught in South Korea and India, as well as an independent school for at-risk youth, young offenders and gang-entrenched youth in Burnaby, BC and a private education centre in Vancouver working primarily one-on-one with FASD, autistic and dyslexic students.