Rachel started playing fiddle at the age of seven, influenced by her Father and Dylan. Bluegrass camps and jam sessions added to the education while being fun. She also plays the clarinet and strums the banjo.
Her hobbies consist of reading, reading, reading, and reading some more. She enjoys running cross country and track, and likes listening to Cherryholmes, Taylor Swift, and other music.
She came in third place in the 2012 Illinois Old-Time Fiddle Competition.