Designer. Strategist. Facilitator
I am lover of color, visual storyteller and creator of experiences. I have an eye for detail and innovative design paired with a love of strategy, fundraising and supporting your passion. With a degree in design and more than 15 years of experience in event planning, experiential design, communications, and nonprofit management, I specialize in creating unique and memorable events, strategies and products.
Throughout my career, I have consulted with many nonprofits and businesses such as HATCH, Mountain Time Arts, and the Bozeman Film Celebration to integrate powerful design into their communication strategies and experience planning.
Along with Rachel Hicks Design, I was the Director of Communications at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT from 2007–2017. The Bray is an international artist-in-resident organization dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts. Prior to I was the Retail Manager at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT for 2 years.
I am based out of Bozeman, Montana, and love to travel.
The many sides of Rachel…
Designer and Creative Director: a person who plans the form, look, or workings of something before its being made or built, typically by drawing it in detail.
The Event Strategist is responsible for coordinating event logistics and execution of eMoney’s comprehensive event calendar – both live and digital events – in support of event objectives to drive demand, build brand awareness, improve client engagement, and identify thought leadership opportunities for eMoney.
Involved in the entire event life cycle, including coordinating logistics and staffing, content and creative support, sales enablement, and post-event feedback and ROI measurement. This role will take day-to-day direction from the Manager, Events.
I know what it takes to create strong, memorable events without going over budget.
Consultant and Strategist:
I love to talk strategy and make plans that are doable, accessible and achievable. I will help you and your team work through the good, bad and ugly of a strategy. I bring more than 15 years of experience in events, nonprofit management, team and volunteer management along with creative and innovative thinking. I will help you save time, money and resources while achieving a high level of impact for your event, product or business.
I help you set goals, determine actions to achieve goals, mobilize resources to execute actions… how the ends will be achieved by the means.
Let’s face it, sometimes you need to step back and assess the situation. You might need to pivot your plans, make some bold changes or just plan stop what you are doing. I can help you and your team work through any problem from event planning, strategic planning, team building or just group structure.
As a facilitator I can help your people understand the common objectives and assist in planning how to achieve those objectives at a high and doable level.