Rachelle has been involved in the film industry for fifteen years, first as the creative producer of numerous short films, including a co-production shot in South Korea, then as president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver and now as an award-winning screenwriter, producer and president of My Precious Pictures, Inc.
As a screenwriter, Rachelle has had projects in development with some of Canada's biggest production companies, including Brightlight Pictures and Reality Distortion Field (RDF). As a writer-for-hire, Rachelle was chosen out of submissions from across France and North America to do the rewrite of an upcoming major motion picture with Firstep Productions (LES MISÉRABLES, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS).
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.
Rachelle has a Bachelor of Secondary Education with a major in Physics and minor in Math from the University of Alberta. She has an eclectic teaching resume, having taught and counseled students of all ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds locally and abroad. 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. Rachelle continues to be passionate about youth and youth issues, advocating for and mentoring young women and men.
Rachelle bought her first NFT in March 2022… a peace-loving sweetheart of a JunkYard Dog!