Rachel Snyder is a writer, catalyst, and facilitator who has followed a rich, meandering path for decades. Energy, passion, and integrity infuses everything she does, whether in business, nonprofit, volunteer, or governmental settings. She has at turns been a journalist, author, marketing copywriter, performer, barn manager, innsitter, stuff whisperer, substitute teacher, and public elected official in two states. She has long relied on the power of the written and spoken word to spur individuals to embrace full-spectrum lives. Her writing life high point (so far) was being invited to read her spiritual poetry at New York City's Bryant Park Word for Word Series in 2012. She currently lives along the Colorado/New Mexico border surrounded by more cows than people.