We’re excited to welcome Rachel Vander Pol to our Seapoint Digital team. Rachel will be helping us with our content and copy writing needs. She’s already helped us with several clients and is excited to take on more of the workload. She will be working remotely from our satellite office in Cork, Ireland.
Rachel’s writing career began at a young age while drafting epic tales for her family’s newsletter, which she created and was the sole contributor. Since those early days, she’s received a bachelor’s degree in Business Communications and Marketing and has gained more than ten years experience writing professionally. Throughout her career, she’s worked in the marketing field for a wide range of industries, including food manufacturing, education, non-profit, and medical device manufacturing.
Bill Cutrer, Seapoint Digital’s CEO, noted, “We are thrilled to bring Rachel onboard. Her experience in content creation is going to elevate our capacity as we expand our Inbound Marketing capabilities.”
Although she’s currently calling Ireland home, Rachel grew up in the San Diego area, took a detour to Chicago for a couple of years before making Seattle home for eight years. Getting the itch to travel, she took nine months to explore nine different countries throughout Asia and Europe in 2014.
When not behind her computer writing, Rachel enjoys traveling, volunteering for organizations around the world, and seeing and experiencing as many cultures as possible. As a traveling volunteer, she has done medical trips to mountain tea plantations in India, taught English to working professionals in Spain, worked at a gift shop in Ireland aiding in marketing and creating an online presence, and talked with illegal immigrants at a deportation center in Mexico City.
‘Volunteering and service was instilled at a young age,’ Rachel shared. ‘So when I learned I could write, travel and volunteer all at the same time – I jumped at the opportunity! There are so many cool organizations that want and need quality volunteers. My list for ‘what’s next?’ is ever growing, too. I’m eyeing opportunities to help out at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, work at an archeological dig in Israel, and aid medical clinics in Kenya.’
‘My volunteer experiences have definitely influenced my writing as well,’ Rachel said. ‘I see the world differently and have become much more flexible. I can work with what’s given me and produce quality content. Volunteering is usually about going with the flow and working together as a team – each using our strengths. I try to have that attitude when working with and learning from my writing clients.’
Rachel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.