Rachel McIntee joined the Osceola County Historical Society four years ago as an employee. Prior to becoming Marketing and Development Director, McIntee actually sat on the organization’s Board of Directors. When she’s not engaged in selling out the Osceola County Historical Society’s annual fundraiser, Dine with the Departed, or studying for her master’s degree, McIntee enjoys spending time with her family.
Rachel answered a series of questions asked by Program Director, Larissa Bixby. Let’s get to know her a little better.
LB: Let’s start with our most important question, why do you think it’s important to preserve history?
RM: I think it is important to preserve history so you can reflect on the progress we have made. It’s fascinating to see how someone would have lived without power, washing machines, or even HVAC. To see the developments, we have made in science and technology is really interesting.
LB: What do you enjoy most about your position as Marketing and Development Director?
RM: I love the one-on-one relationship building side. It has been such an incredible experience getting to know our partners, vendors, and co-workers. I love to see how passionate everyone is once they get involved with our mission. It doesn’t take much to fall in love with our organization.
LB: How do you define success?
RM: Success to me is checking something off my to-do list with a quality outcome.
LB: What do you do in your free time?
RM: Free time? What’s that? JK don’t actually publish that! In my free time, I love to travel. I really like to go to concerts and sporting events, as well. College football games are my favorite.
LB: What three traits define you?
RM: Loving, independent, and passionate.
LB: What is your personal philosophy?
RM: Find a balance between work, family, and personal time. This has helped me excel in all three aspects of life. It’s healthy to have a separation, and although it is not easy to do, I have found that taking a moment to enjoy some “me” time has played a significant role in improving work and family relationships.
LB: What is your personal motto or personal mantra?
RM: Do it until it’s not fun anymore. Life is too short to spend time on things you don’t love. Work hard. Play hard.
LB: Where is your favorite place to be?
RM: Enjoying a beautiful sunset. I would also have to include the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek to my list of favorite places. I realize how cliché that may sound, but it is honestly one of the most peaceful places I have ever been.
LB: What’s one thing you cannot resist?
RM: Sushi <3 (although California kind of ruined that for me….I haven’t found sushi that is even close to as good as the sushi I had there).
LB: What is your favorite blog or podcast?
RM: My favorite blog is Her View from Home. It’s a collaborative effort from many writers about family, life, and love. It’s heartwarming.
LB: Tell us one thing that might surprise us about yourself?
RM: I drove a Ford Mustang for 13 years, and now I’ve transitioned to driving a Ford truck. I absolutely love it too!