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Industry Marketing
Occupation Consultant
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Introduction Rae was raised in New Zealand, and began her career as a law clerk and part-time piano teacher. She began a photography business at just 22 yrs of age—before leaving NZ on her ‘overseas experience’ a year later, eventually marrying an American (Doug Bower) and moving to the US in 1981. To establish credentials, she earned her BA in Marketing and began a successful 17 year career in high-the, based in Seattle, but had 4 years in Amsterdam and London from 1989-1993 managing European sales for a Seattle employer. In 1997, Rae was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which forced her into a wheelchair 3 yrs later, so she now works from home on a part-time marketing business. She has always found time to volunteer in the community, which has included being a Business Mentor to new businesses and a Funding Manager for a local youth center. She has also volunteered for leadership positions with several MS Society branches, and recently joined the Board of Disability Advocates of Kent Co. after her husband’s career brought her to Grand Rapids in 2004. Rae and Doug have been married for 28 years, and have a 26 year old daughter (Amy) at Law School in NY.
Interests Computers and my family & friends
Favorite Movies Blues Brothers & My Cousin Vinny
Favorite Music The 80s & 90s--definitely no rap!
Favorite Books Don't read really