Act one, scene one for Producer/Editor Rachel Yancey, who joined Trilix on January 5. Rachel will help captivate Trilix clients’ audiences through visual storytelling. A West Des Moines, Iowa, native and Drake University advertising grad, specializing in account management and radio/TV producing, Rachel has always had a special talent when it comes to video. Her previous experience includes working on freelance projects, producing movies and TV shows aired on stations around the country, helping a major local financial firm grow their video production from the ground up, and more.
Why video? Rachel says she enjoys finding and telling people’s stories. She likes to take seemingly meaningless pieces of footage to create messages that will make in impact on a viewer, whether that be building excitement about hockey season or realizing the importance of life insurance.
Rachel says she doesn’t have a lot of spare time, but when she gets the chance, she enjoys falling back on her passions: movies, music, sports, wine and friends. Her goal this year is to try one new thing in Des Moines every month. We wanted to get to know more about Rachel, so we sat down and discussed some important issues with her: her celebrity doppelgänger, her favorite coast and the most played song on her iTunes right now.
What celebrity do you get told you look like the most?
I’ve been told that my celebrity doppelgänger is Ali Larter a few times, which is fine by me.
East coast or West coast? Why?
West coast, for sure, because I love wine country, and my brother currently lives in San Francisco. But to be fair, I’ve never really been to the East coast. I’m sure it’s lovely.
What's the most played song on your iTunes right now?
"Skinny Genes” by Eliza Doolittle.
Give us one fun fact about you not many people know.
I have a secret dream to become a YouTube celebrity. I once had a movie review channel. It had 28 followers. Don’t try and find it. It’s terrible.