Well I thought you should get to know my human assistant behind my website, my mom, Rachel. She is my typist, my PR agent, my proofreader, my driver, my blogger, my assistant, my caretaker, my tummy rubber, and my mommy. She is also the mom to my two brothers and sister cats, Dr. Pepper, Mr. Pibb, and my dog brother Elvis and dog sister Daisy.
Here is her official bio:
Rachel Phelps is a sought-after pet industry influencer best known for her development of the nationally recognized dog blog PrestonSpeaks.com. She is a professional member of the Dog Writers Association of America, professional member of Cat Writers Association and is a regular speaker on pet issues and the use of social media. She also oversees the social media endeavors, website content, design, and general PR for several non-profits.
Rachel is very involved in the animal welfare community. She serves on the board of directors of WestieMed and serves as their national Marketing Director. She is also serves on the board of Westie Rescue Indiana and acts as an area coordinator and foster home. Previously, she served on the board of her local humane society.
She has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), a Masters of Public Administration (MPA), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Rachel is a member of:
- Professional Member of the Cat Writers Association
- Member of the Dog Writers Association of America
- Member of Toastmasters International (1730)
Rachel has spoken at the following conferences, meetings, and expos
~Speaker – 2012-2014 Amazing Pet Expos at ALL the expos all over the country on the topic “Saving Money on Your Pet Care ”
~Speaker – 2013 Cat Writers Association Annual Conference on the topic “Facebook for Writers“
~Speaker – 2013 BarkWorld Social Media Conference – “Cat Blogger to Dog Blogger: I didn’t know that YOU didn’t know, that
we BOTH don’t know, what each other is doing on social media!”
~Panel Moderator – 2013 Project Management Institute Regional Conference - Using Social Media as a part of project management
~Speaker - 2012 BlogPaws Pet Conference – “How to Go Local with Your Blog”
~Speaker - 2012 and 2011 BarkWorld Social Media Conference – “Pet Brands and Bloggers: How to Pitch and Get Sponsored” and “Generate Awareness and Profit: How to Take Your Social Network Offline”
~Speaker – 2011 Show Me the Blog Conference – “Pet Blogging – All Bark and Byte”
Rachel is also involved in her sorority Sigma Kappa and is the president of the area alumnae chapter and does a lot of their PR and social media work. She helps dad with his fraternity and serves as the VP of Communications for the Kentucky Gamma Alumnae and Volunteer Corporation and does their newsletters and social media efforts. Are you seeing a pattern? She spends a lot of time on Facebook, email, and blogs. Her hobbies include crafts, photography, scrapbooking, and of course playing with me. She loves animals of all types and has had several cats, dogs, and even a guinea pig over the years. She wants this website to be informative while also being fun. She hopes you are able to get a peak into my mind and hopefully fall in love with me just like she has because of my great personality. If you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, etc. for Mom, please e-mail her at Rachel (at) PrestonSpeaks.com. I promise I’ll make sure she gets it!