Rachel is a communications professional with over 15 years of experience in public relations and marketing. She joined Kirvin Doak Communications in January of 2016. Prior to joining KDC, Rachel worked in event marketing for close to five years at the Thomas & Mack Center/Sam Boyd Stadium/Cox Pavilion/UNLVtickets as the marketing and public relations manager and then was promoted to marketing director. During her time at the venues, she had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s biggest sports and entertainment brands such as NBA Summer League, Feld Entertainment (including Disney on Ice, Monster Jam and Monster Energy Cup Supercross World Finals), PBR, USA Basketball and WWE.
Before jumping into marketing, Rachel spent just over four years as the publicist for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) during the start of its expansion internationally. While at the UFC, she managed the talent and media relations of the world’s fastest growing sports organization and created meaningful and distinctive campaigns that helped grow the organization into the billion dollar franchise it is today.
Right out of college from the University of Nevada, Reno where she obtained a bachelors degree in Journalism and Marketing, Rachel had the opportunity to cut her PR teeth at Las Vegas agency’s PR Plus, Shonkwiler Marcoux Advertising, and VIRGEN Inc., while working on a variety of nightlife, entertainment, food and beverage, sports and non-profit clients. She also holds a second bachelors degree in Fashion Design from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Las Vegas.
Rachel leads two teams at KDC which handle the PR efforts for clients such as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Joint, Maverick Helicopters, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Wet’n’Wild Las VegasThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Blue Man Group Las Vegas and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and Communities in Schools of Nevada among others.
A native Nevadan, Rachel has always been an explorer and loves to travel, be active and hang out with her husband Brandon, sons Jackson and Jacob and German shepherd Bella when she’s not busy working on the Las Vegas Strip. She is also active in her Pi Beta Phi college sorority alumni club as well as a member of PEO, a philanthropic educational organization and volunteers her time to Dress for Success of Southern Nevada.