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Meet Team Verdis: Raechel Meyer

Raechel (who prefers being called Rae) comes to Verdis Group as the new Marketing Specialist. She brings high level energy and creativity to the team with her background in graphic design, organizational leadership, and tons of storytelling techniques.

Rae earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising from University of Nebraska Omaha in 2006 and earned her second Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, also from UNO, in 2013.

Before joining Verdis, Rae served for nearly ten years as the Creative Manager for the Division of Student Success at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her role included brand management, event coordination, marketing strategy, graphic design, website management, and digital email communication.

At her core, Rae is interested in telling compelling stories and curating those stories to build relationships, educate the community, and create space for positive change. 

Gallup Strengths

Connectedness, WOO, Input, Communication, and Positivity.

My role at Verdis, in one sentence

I drive the business development engine so Verdis can grow and create lasting change in communities all over the country.

The best advice I’ve ever received

It’s not about right and wrong, it’s about what works and what doesn’t.

This piece of life-altering advice was given to me early in my career when I was obsessed with perfection. I was all about making the right decisions, not decisions that worked or solved the problem at hand. 

My favorite days always include

Spending time in my garden with my two dogs, Roxy and Ronin and my kitty Michi. When the weather prevents me from gardening, I like curling up with a good book (that’s probably about plants or gardening).

Books that changed my life

  • The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
  • The Self-Sufficient Life & How to Live it, John Seymour
  • In Defense of Food, Michael Pollen
  • Start With Why, Simon Sinek
  • The Food Lab, J. Kenji Lopez Alt
  • Making & Breaking the Grid, Timothy Samara
  • Knowledge is Beautiful, David McCandless

One skill everyone should learn

Driving a manual transmission. I learned how to drive in a manual and it is definitely a lost art.

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