Hello, thanks for dropping by!
I am Rachel and I am glad you stopped by with a interest in camping. I have enjoyed camping throughout my life. I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, camping at our families mountain property near Park City. Being part of a family of eight, our travels often involved camping, As I got older I continued camping, hiking and enjoying hot springs with my friends, then later with my own family.
While in high school I apprenticed as a jeweler and did so for many years. During that time I attended college with the interest in recreational therapy, I changed work as a jeweler and became a habilitation trainer, then a shift supervisor at a care center for the individuals with special needs. Upon completing the program and getting my license I worked as a Therapeutic Recreational Technician at the same care center. During this time I married and due to various circumstances I did not continue the recreational therapy program. I opted to continue with a career as a jeweler and continued doing recreation with special populations as a volunteer with SPLORE, assisting with river rafting, rock climbing and cross-country skiing,
Prior to moving to Arizona in 1997, my hobby in photography and my husband Glen being a musician, we released a multi-media CD, called Projectile, starring independent bands within Salt Lake City, Utah. This was the beginning of Site 51 Productions. Upon moving to Arizona, I continued working as a jeweler and also continued with Site 51. When my daughter was born I desired to be at home, so I went full time with Site 51 doing web and graphic design, publishing and hosting services. I continued to grow Site 51 for another 13 years, however, the stress of a time consuming 24 hour web business was not working out for me, so I passed it on. At about the same time in 2014, my husband died unexpectedly. I opted to take a break from employment for several years to be with my children allowed me time to do what I love and that is being outdoors exploring and camping. My family and friends continue to enjoy the outdoors with me.
Throughout all these years, I worked on sharpening my outdoor skills by attending classes and participating with outdoor recreation groups. I enjoy exploring and camping as much as possible, with several week long trips per year. I have assembled an excellent collection of gear and supplies that I would like to share with you. I want to provide a camping experience for you by being your camp host.
Lets go camping, I look forward to serving you and yours,
With Joy, Rachel Joel