Rachael Clarke grew up in Brandon, Manitoba, and has always possessed an intense level of creativity. She sketched pet portraits for family friends, and all kinds of other custom pictures. Three of her poems were published in an anthology of verse when quite young. She won a Skills Canada competition for photography while in high school, and graduated with Honors and a Fine Arts Scholarship. Rachael went on to work many different jobs without much satisfaction. She won 1st place in TLC’s short story contest in 2006. She then took CMU’s “Outtatown” Discipleship certificate program, travelling across Canada and throughout Guatemala, Central America… seeking life experience and inspiration. After that life-changing experience, she felt a new calling to help people. Rachael entered and completed the Police Studies program at ACC and looked forward to her new career. At the age of 24 she was offered employment by the RCMP as a police officer. She was posted in northern Manitoba where she eventually met her husband. In 2013 she got married and moved to Weyburn, Saskatchewan to join the Weyburn Police Service as a police officer. Rachael had her first son in 2016. She then retired from policing after a total of 9 years in law enforcement, and moved back to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba with her family. Rachael had her second son in 2018. She currently works as a stay-at-home mom. Finally having more opportunity to focus time and energy into her creative passions, she has begun a brand new and exciting chapter as an aspiring Author/Illustrator.