Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from The Ohio State University in 2002. During her college career, she volunteered at the Ohio State University Medical Center, where she assisted families who were waiting for loved ones in the intensive care unit. This experience proved to be very meaningful and inspired Rachel to continue working with families who were faced with the death of a loved one. She began her career as an advanced funeral planning family counselor in Ohio before relocating to Southwest Florida to complete her Degree in Mortuary Science at St. Petersburg College. In 2008, Rachel became fully licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer and has worked with associate funeral homes in Naples, Florida. She has ultimately made her home in Fort Myers, where she enjoys time with many great friends and family. Rachel specializes in planning customized Life Celebration Events and loves telling the personal story of every family that she serves.
“Every person is unique, and so every memorial event must be tailored to fit the individual wishes of the family to create an experience that will be most meaningful to them.” - Rachel Schad
Rachel has an incredible singing voice and was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Boston Red Sox-Minnesota Twins Spring Training game at JetBlue Park (Fenway South) in Fort Myers on Thursday, March 10, 2016.