Rachel Turiel was a pro snowboarder from 1995-1999. She travelled all over the U.S. and competed mostly in halfpipe. In 1999 after having shoulder reconstruction she decided to let go of competing and became the first female snowboard judge, judging events such as the winter X games and Mountain Dew tours. Then in 2001 she also became the first female to coach the Mammoth Mountain snowboard team. Her love for snowboarding kept her living in Mammoth Lakes, Ca until 2006 when her focused turned to food and health. Rachel moved to San Francisco and attended a holistic nutritional cooking school focusing on becoming a creative chef that could cater towards teaching people the value of healthy organic eating. After graduating in 2007 she then went on to become a birth doula and used her passion for cooking to help clients receive the proper nutrition they needed during and after birth. Since then Rachel has been busy traveling to such places as Africa to help empower women during childbirth and has continued to cook for clients privately and on larger scales as well. At age 45 she still gets to snowboard while also raising her 8 yr old son Isaiah and still even frequents the pipes and parks! Her passion lies in helping others feel good about the food they are eating and teaching them about the importance in treating our bodies as a sacred temple. She strongly believes that the food we choose to eat can be our medicine and gets immense gratitude in bringing people together through sharing meals and stories.