Rachel Jackson – Ryan’s “Chosen Sister” & Board Member
Meeting Ryan in high school and swiftly becoming incredibly close friends, more like siblings, was exactly what Rachel needed to begin branching out and embracing adventure. That is why, after his tragic death by suicide in 2018, she vowed to continue the adventure by being one of the founding members of #themarshalleffect as well as a Board Member in honor of her best friend. Rachel’s expertise in social media and media marketing, as well as event coordination and public outreach, have contributed to the building of this non-profit .
Rachel Has been active in rodeo and horses for over 15 years, a passion Ryan supported her in throughout their friendship. She is an active member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association as well as the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association. Rachel earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts at Otero Junior college where she also competed for the Rattler Rodeo Team in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media Communication from Colorado State University.
Rachel now owns and operates 1st Choice Equine Therapy, LLC an equine therapy, horse boarding, and training facility in Northern Colorado but never forgets her reason for staying active in #themarshalleffect. This non profit fuels her to keep pushing toward reform for victims of domestic violence and towards the prevention of suicide.