Although an Iowa native for most of her life, Rachel was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina. She graduated from Drake University with bachelor degrees in marketing and insurance. While an insurance professional, Rachel’s passion was non-profit work, where she participated in event planning, mentoring and fundraising. She also spent time in city government serving as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner. Rachel married her husband Ryan in 2004 and they are blessed with three children, Brandt, Allegra, and Tate – who have earned her the titles of Soccer Mom and Cheer Mom. She is also a dog mom to Max and Ollie, spoiled pooches that all five Andersons adore.

The Andersons relocated to Waxhaw in 2017 and are enjoying the snow-less winters. Rachel is deeply passionate about people and community, and is thrilled to share that passion with the Five Stones community. In her rare free time, she loves hosting in her home, spending time with friends and family and exploring the Carolinas.