Meet the team that, along with Rachel, strive to bring you timely, healthy, helpful and fun tips.  Read on to meet the team and see the awesome contributions each makes to this website.  There is something for everyone from this dynamic group.  Try a fit tip, healthy recipe or beauty trick to feel and live better!

Bianca Malmstrom–Walgreens Beauty Counter Consultant

Bianca has worked at the Ahwatukee-Foothills Walgreens location, for more than 10 years. She strives in customer service excellence and knows how to make her clients b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! From friendly advice to helpful suggestions, she’s your beauty go-to girl!  She has gained the trust of the Ahwatukee community, helping hundreds of men and women truly understand drugstore beauty. Whether it’s a face cream question or a suggestion on a shaver, she’s got something to say and with a smile.  When Bianca’s not helping her fellow Ahwatukee-ians, she enjoys helping direct Grand Canyon State Tournaments- Martial Art Division and Annual SHITO-Kai Food Drive Tournaments. Her parents, Sensei Ted & Sara Rabino are the commissioners for the State games and stock the shelves of local churches food bank every Christmas!


Angelic Papadakis–Shares hair health news, product picks and style and color ideas! Hair Stylist & Owner of Backstage Salon & Spa.

Angelic has been a stylist in the Valley of the Sun for more than 15 years. Specializing in precision cuts, Angelic has taken her passion for hair and transformed it into her salon, Backstage Salon & Spa in Tempe, Arizona. Angelic has been Rachel’s personal stylist for many years and is always on the cutting edge of hair styling and design.  Visit Backstage Salon and Spa online to schedule an appointment with Angelic or one of her salon stylists.



Karen Hall–Healthy makeup tips to help you look your best with less effort!         

Karen_HeadshotCelebrity Makeup Artist


Karen has dolled up the likes of Paula Abdul, Faith Hill, Conan and many more worldwide celebs.  Her expertise, experience and wonderful warm personality comes alive when she shows women how to bring out the best in their appearance by highlighting their natural attributes with simple and inexpensive make-up tips and tricks.  Karen is also the makeup artist for the KTVK morning show that Rachel works on called, “Your Life A to Z”.  Want to learn how to apply your makeup like a pro?  Karen is available for makeup lessons and application.  To schedule an appointment with Karen, visit her website.


Lisa Walton–Parenting tips!
Valley Teacher and Mother


Lisa Walton has been a teacher in the Valley for over 18 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education from Illinois State University; and Master’s Degree in Special Education from Arizona State University. She currently works as an itinerant teacher, collaborating with regular education teachers in the public schools. Lisa and her family have lived in Arizona since 1993. When she’s not teaching, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering for the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre.



Julie Ellis, Fashion & Fitness ExpertJulie bio pic

Julie has worked for years in Finance only to realize that it is not her true calling. A fashionista and borderline shopaholic, Julie is on top of the latest fashion and beauty trends.  Fitness is also a big part of Julie’s life. She’s a runner who also enjoys yoga, Pilates and anything that sounds fun and challenging. Julie is always up-to-date on the latest fitness trends.  In addition, Julie is currently working on her first novel, a romance that takes place in the music industry. She is a member of the local chapter of Romance Writers of America and has served as their newsletter editor for several years.  Julie and her husband are also the proud parents of a 12-year-old son and a 97 lb. Goldendoodle named Teddy.