Resident Story Rachel Harvey

Poetry Is Her True Passion!

Getting to Know Rachel Harvey

Rachel was born in Monticello, Utah, only because her family’s home town of Blanding was so small that the closest hospital was miles away. Within a year of her birth, her father took a position that relocated the family to California. 

Raised as a Mormon, Rachel spent a year and a half on a mission in Ecuador where she learned the Spanish language. Although she was encouraged to marry rather than go to college, after her younger sister broke with the church and graduated, she decided to do the same.

A Calling To Become A Teacher

From a two year college in Palo Alto California to San Jose State University, she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. After graduating, she felt a calling to become a teacher. So, over the next several years, she put her knowledge of Spanish to use as a teacher at a private school in Sacramento California. 

From Teaching To Writing…

Rachael is currently working on a book to pass along some of her hard learned wisdom she has gained over the years. In fact, you can usually find a piece she has written in the Weekly Chateau newsletter. Sometimes it is a personal story about a bit of her life, sometimes it is an opinion piece, and sometimes an educational/historical piece about topics she has researched that interest her.

In addition, she also loves crafting poetry, it is her true passion. She has a feline companion named Pearl and quips that she has even written love poems to her cats over the years!

Life-Long Dream…

Rachel chose to move to Chateau La Jolla because living near the beach has been a lifelong dream for her. You can often spot her cruising around on her scooter, either here at Chateau or along Coast Blvd where she can watch her glorious ocean.  Despite being handicapped from a car accident, she is very positive, friendly, and interested in all sorts of things.