Warren Bobrow=WB: Please tell me about yourself? What do you do?
Rachael Rapinoe won a NCAA national championship with the University of Portland in 2005, played pro soccer in Europe in 2010, and eventually retired to pursue her passion in the health and fitness industry. Leveraging her Masters in Health & Exercise, Rachael went on to build Rapinoe SC–a top soccer performance training company & lifestyle apparel brand with her twin, US Soccer star sister, Megan. Training thousands of players across the U.S., from youth to the professional level, Rachael’s robust and trusted training brand has made her a highly sought after trainer in the Portland area. She was the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Portland Women’s Soccer team, applying her expertise in training and competition in an effort to better understand the role recovery has in performance and the human body. She started concepting Mendi with her other co-founders several years ago as she grew to understand the role cannabis has in keeping athletes at top performance. With her network of influential athletes and passion for competing, Rachael is shaping Mendi’s products to meet the relevant demand in sports.