March 27, 2023

Spilling the tea on 1773

Meet Rachel Connell

Let’s start by getting to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself.

I was born in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas. I grew up in Southlake, TX. I am a middle child with two sisters — we are an all girl household, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! I graduated from Baylor in May 2022, and wanted to move back home to DFW. I have an Aussie Doodle puppy named Oia (pronounced “ee-yah”) after the town in Santorini, Greece with all the beautiful blue domed buildings. Although my family thought her name was cute, we do semi-regret naming her something Greek because most people don’t know how to say it!

What’s something you love to do?

Music has always been a big part of my life! I love singing, playing the piano and guitar, and collecting vinyl records– I have around 50 currently. I am also an avid concert goer on weekends and enjoy country dancing when I can. 

What’s your favorite place?

Glacier National Park.

What do you love about the job?

I love that I’m able to be a part of people’s career development.

What is the last thing you binge-watched?


What’s your favorite book?

There’s too many to choose! But I do love picking up new historical books.

If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?

Either New Girl or The Nanny just so I could have Fran’s wardrobe.

Are you a listener or a talker?


If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hands down, chocolate chip cookies.

If there weren’t any more computers, what would be your new occupation?

A whitewater rafting guide.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve done for fun?

I swam a foot away from a whale shark in the ocean. They are HUGE, but thankfully don’t mind people that much.

What’s your favorite children’s story?

The Magic Tree House series.

If you had an extra hour of free time every day, what would you spend it doing?

I’d use it to finally become a morning person and take some time to ease into a peaceful morning.

Any words of advice?

Always pay it forward!

Why Schaefer?

The culture. It’s unbeatable!