Serial entrepreneur and retired professional athlete, Rachael Rapinoe is the CEO and cofounder of Mendi. Her zest for life and adventure started at a young age, and continues to drive her through her professional career today. Rachael played Division I soccer at the University of Portland, won a NCAA national championship in 2005, played professional soccer in Europe in 2010, and eventually retired to pursue her passion in the health and fitness industry. She achieved a Masters of Science, Health Studies in Exercise degree at Portland State University in 2014, while successfully running her lifestyle apparel company and soccer performance training and event company, Rapinoe SC, since 2015. Today, Rachael continues to run Rapinoe SC with her twin sister, Megan Rapinoe, training thousands of players across the U.S., from youth to the professional level. While overseeing all strength and conditioning for the University of Portland women's soccer team, Rachael’s robust and trusted training brand has made her a highly sought after elite trainer in the Portland area. Her education and experience truly makes her a health specialist for elite athletes, optimizing performance and recovery in all facets. Rachael brings extensive experience competing and training with elite athletes, truly understanding the human body and the role recovery has in performance. With her network of pro athletes and influencers, she will help Mendi bridge the gap between cannabis products as a solution for pain relief for top performers.