Before founding Suite 4, a full-service marketing, training and education agency, Rachel Karl grew up in New York, moved to Portland at the age of nine, went on to graduate from Delphian School, earned a business degree in Los Angeles, and spent ten years in Seattle where she and her husband started their family. The happy couple just celebrated 21 years of marriage! They have three awesome kids: a 20 y.o. son who works in Hollywood making commercials and films; a 15 y.o. daughter who is going into her junior year at Delphian School; and an 8 y.o. daughter going into 4th grade at Delphian School.
Why did you select the business you are in?
I’m super passionate about helping businesses grow. I was raised by entrepreneur parents, so it’s kind of in my blood.
What do you like most about what you do?
I LOVE teaching and training on marketing, leadership, entrepreneurship and any topics related to business.
Why did you join WOW and what is the most rewarding or valuable aspect of being a WOW member?
I joined WOW back in 2011. What drew me to WOW was the fun and supportive culture that Meri and her crew have created. The most valuable aspect has been the meaningful relationships I’ve created through WOW. Even though I have a hard time getting to more than a few events a year, these women are friends for life!
Who could be an ideal potential client for you?
Any growing business who “gets” that marketing is vital to growth and views marketing as an investment— not and expense is an ideal client. We are looking for companies that want to outsource their marketing (or just get added support with it), someone who trusts in our expertise, views us as a partner in their business growth and isn’t a micro-manager. We usually work directly with the Marketing Director or the owner of a company.
What do you like to do for fun?
Hang with my family, read YA novels and fall asleep on the beach!
What are five things you cannot live without?
My family, the ocean, Flag & Wire coffee, my Bare Minerals lip gloss and a good moisturizer (thank God for Arbonne!!)
Where is your favorite place to vacation?
We just took the whole family to Zihuatanejo, Mexico to celebrate our 21st anniversary. It was paradise! That’s my new favorite place. :)
CONTACT INFO: Rachel Karl, Principal and Founder, Suite 4
Business Address: 410 NE 3rd Street, Suite #4, McMinnville, OR