Nurse, teacher, artist and volunteer, by almost any standard Rachel Eidson would qualify as a renaissance woman. She is also a mother of two, which is the job she finds most meaningful.A 1989, graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, Rachel Eidson has a decade’s worth of experience as an oncology and intensive care nurse, where she received certification in advanced cardiac care. In December 1997, she received the Outstanding Care Award from Cobb General Hospital in Georgia, and was named house supervisor there in 1999.Active in her local Methodist church in Smyrna, Georgia, Eidson transitioned to full-time teaching there in 2000, instructing classes of 16 youngsters in math, science, pre-reading and learning skills. Not surprisingly, she served as parish nurse, coordinating blood drives, health fairs and other volunteer programs. Eidson also performed a number of administrative duties and even counseled parents on proper management of their children’s behavior. While no longer teaching, Rachel Eidson remains a coordinator for the church’s youth choir, which has performed across the United States and Canada. Eidson is active in several other church-based charities, including a unique leadership development seminar known as Chrysalis.Rachel Eidson is the daughter of a master potter, who inherited her father’s creativity. In 2005, Eidson began making her own pottery, later selling it from her in-home studio. She has expanded her portfolio to include metal, clay, and jewelry making, paper crafting, nature photography, and even calligraphy. Eidson has studied under Michael Smith, a noted calligrapher in the Atlanta area.A dedicated distance runner, in her spare time Rachel Eidson participates in marathons and half-marathons in the Georgia, and Florida, area. Along with her family, she enjoys hiking, reading, and attending college football games.