Rachel grew up outside of Washington, DC, but after moving to Maine for college, she never looked back. Graduating with degrees in Visual Arts and Art History, Rachel moved to Portland, Maine where she has worked with a variety of arts organizations for the last five years. Having recently joined the Taproot team, Rachel is excited to learn more about the editorial world and delve into her love for great food, creative projects, and community. In her spare time Rachel can be found working on her own paintings, lounging at one of Portland's many independent coffeeshops, or exploring the beautiful beaches, coastline, parks, and trails that Maine has to offer.
Katie spent fifteen years living and working in Boston, MA, for various high-profile marketing agencies and clients. Motherhood and a quieter life called her to the suburbs, where she now lives with her family. She still loves to help spread the word about companies doing good in the world and figuring out how to help their good work reach the most people. She fits that work into the moments between running her three young kids from one sport to another and cheering them on all the way!
In a field of mesclun greens someone said “editorial freelancer,” and a yurt-dwelling farmhand had found her calling. A year later, Amy Chamberlain was entrusted with her first project. Over the sixteen years since, Amy has edited hundreds of books and about two thousand articles for publishers such as Shambhala Publications, Chronicle Books, Pearson Education, and Maine Home and Design magazine. Self-publishers have been finding her lately as well, which has been delightful. She lives in Maine with her artist husband and her three-year-old, who is a total goober.