Rachael Heffner joined The Networks of Mid-Missouri back in November of 2012 as the station's local sales assistant. She then joined the news department as a producer in February of 2015.
Rachael graduated from Stephens College in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in graphic design. She then worked for a Columbia-based non-profit organization supporting family and friends of U.S. Marines, where she served as the Director of Creative Services. She also started a graphic design business of her own before becoming the graphic designer for Missouri Press Association, where she put together the yearly newspaper directory for the entire state of Missouri, among other things.
After nearly 5 years, she was hired on as the local sales assistant for The Networks of Mid-Missouri, where she was able to design sales materials and help create graphics for the station. Those included vector graphics used in print ads, as well as on the news set and in the newsroom.
Not long after making her move to The Networks of Mid-Missouri, she attained certification with the National Guild of Hypnotists to practice hypnosis. She now has an office inside of Keystone Chiropractic in Columbia, where she helps clients stop smoking, reduce their weight and overcome a multitude of other challenges. She also teaches classes on self-hypnosis, and is working on attaining further certifications in the field. A goal of hers is to become a Board Certified, Clinical Hypnotherapist. Along with furthering her knowledge of hypnosis, the certification will allow her to attend medical surgeries, using hypnosis as a form of anesthesia for patients. But she is most interested in past life regression using hypnosis, and she looks to gain further certifications in that area with time. Feel free to ask her anything about past life regression - or just hypnosis in general - as she says it is her favorite subject to talk about (besides space and the cosmos).
Rachael was born and raised in Columbia. She has a younger brother named Alex, and an older sister named Emily. She currently lives in town with her boyfriend Scott and German Shepherd/Collie mix Pablo. In her free time, she enjoys keeping a journal (which she's done since high school), practicing self-hypnosis, and watching TV shows or movies related to space. You can get in touch with her by visiting her website, HeffnerHypnosis.com, her business Facebook page of the same name, or by emailing her station address at firstname.lastname@example.org.