Rachael Cady (she/her) is a Minnesota native who made a home in Kansas City after completing her MFA in Lighting Design and Technology at UMKC. She currently works all over the world as a lighting and video designer/engineer and programmer for the entertainment industry. Rachael is also a programmer, producer and board member at KKFI 90.1 FM a community radio station in Kansas City, an adjunct professor at UMKC, and musician. She lives in KC with her partner of 17 years, Margaret, and their 3 dogs Cassie, Tessa, and Harley. In her spare time Rachael can usually be found on the pickleball court, or walking her dogs
Rachael is serving her 3rd year on the board as the tech maven and her second year as the treasurer. Rachael joined KCCI to try and give back to the LGBTQ+ community and connect with the trans community in particular. She is a trans woman and since coming out has been striving to be visible, out, and proud, and to show folks that not only is being trans “normal” but that it is never too late to be yourself.
KCCI has been an important part of Rachael’s life, and she hopes to continue to see the organization grow and reach anyone in the community that needs help, support, or just someone to talk to.