October 2022 ARCHKids Field Day
November 9, 2022
Mikhael’s Media Moments
November 10, 2022

We had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel, the new ARCHKids Coordinator at our Paradise Valley Campus! She has been at ARCH since 2020 and we are so proud to have as apart of our family!

Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Rachel. I grew up on a farm in the Gila Valley. I am the second eldest of 6 kids. Needless to say, I was very excited about the opportunity to forge my own path in a larger city.
How did you hear about ARCH?
It was kismet! When I came back from my mission, I applied everywhere for a job. I heard of an opening at Graham County Rehabilitation Center (GCRC) and decided to apply. Although I did not have any previous experience in the special needs field, I instantly fell in love with the work.
When I made the decision to move here, I googled for openings at places like GCRC and the first thing to pop up was ARCH!
What has been your favorite part about working in this field and/ or at ARCH?
My favorite part is teaching the participants new skills and helping them explore new interests. I've always really enjoyed being in a line of work where I can help people.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My mom! My mom has always set a great example for my siblings and me. Having 6 kids, she had to be a world class problem-solver and I like to think that it's rubbed off on me.
I owe my success in this field and my career to my mom!
What are you looking forward to most about working at the PV ARCH campus?
I'm looking forward to getting to know all the clients and incorporating more community integration in our schedule.
Finish the sentence. I love ARCH because...
I love ARCH because there is always a positive and exciting energy that gets people happy to be here!

Five Fun Facts about Rachel:
- My favorite sport is Pickle Ball - I am a big sports fan! I like to attend sporting events as well as playing sports
- When I am not at a sporting event, you'll find me enjoying the scenery while hiking or camping
- I have shot a 3-pointer on the Phoenix Suns' basketball court
- In my senior year of high school, I won Grand Champion with my show hog

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