Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Rachel embarked on a winding path that would lead her to New York City. She got her first taste of NYC through internships while attending the University of Cincinnati, where she received a B.S. in Industrial Design in 2003. After college, she landed a job in Santa Barbara, CA where she designed shoes for DIESEL for about 3 years. During that time, she met her husband Kevin, also a product designer, in San Francisco and took the road north, where she exercised her skills as a soft goods designer. Rachel’s love of shoes couldn’t keep her away from opportunities in New York, so in 2009 she and Kevin moved to New York City; found a great apartment in the West Village, picked up a French bulldog along the way, and set out to pursue a life of shoes. Lots, and Lots of shoes.
She landed the job with the Jones Group in 2009, designing shoes for RACHEL Rachel Roy. She grew to take on the role of Vice President of Footwear Design for B BRIAN ATWOOD, BOUTIQUE 9, RACHEL Rachel Roy, and RACHEL ROY footwear. Rachel is currently the Vice President of Footwear Design for the Kenneth Cole women’s division.
Resume available upon request