Rebecca is a healthcare change agent and value creator, author and essayist. Her goal is to inspire others to be courageous and learn about their loved ones’ wishes, while creating life-long connections. Her debut memoir,The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love, was released July 18, 2017. Kirkus Reviews says her memoir “tells of her own journey of self-discovery after learning of a parent’s terminal illness. Rather than give in to grief, she embarked on what she calls a ‘heart-opening journey’―one that she deftly and intensely recounts in this memoir.” Rebecca launched The Gift of Goodbye to a standing-room-only audience at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN and Book People, in Austin, TX. Rebecca has shared her story with audiences in senior living communities, including Westminster Manor, and local book clubs. Rebecca is also a guest essayist, including being featured on mariashriver.com and mindbodygreen.com. She earned a B.B.A. in marketing with a minor in psychology from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, an executive M.B.A. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, and in 2017, became a Nashville Healthcare Council Fellow. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two teenage children, friends, and chocolate lab, Coco; practicing yoga, listening to live music, snow skiing, and playing golf. She was born in Bloomington, Indiana, grew up in Houston, Texas, and.has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 2005.