My name is Rachel Pheasant (née Kearney). I spent most of my childhood here in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Linn-Mar High School. I then went on to earn a B.S. in Journalism and a Master’s of Business Administration (M.B.A.), both from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. After working for newspapers, a radio station, and athletic clubs in the fields of journalism, administration, and design, I ended up at a social media agency in Austin, Texas where I created content for dozens of small businesses all over the country. I quickly saw how effective social media was as a tool in the business world, and I wanted to have the opportunity to narrow my radius and portfolio so I could focus on each individual client. I can’t think of a better place to do just that now that I’m back here in my hometown.
I currently live on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids with my husband, Simon, and our Australian Shepherd and my office assistant, Piper. (You’ll find her featured often on Instagram!) I played basketball through college and still enjoy being physically active through running, cycling, and hiking with my family. We also enjoy traveling, especially to see Simon’s family in South Africa. I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer with several ministries and nonprofits (such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes and World Vision) over the years as well, and being involved with organizations that are making a difference in our community and around the world is something that’s still very important to me.