Like your typical Massachusetts to Miami transplant, the warm weather and promise of perpetual life in the pastel sunlight first drew Rachel Hamm Gertz to South Florida in 2008. Since then, I have built a life and a business around my love of fashion, beauty, and fresh air. I am a successful freelance hair and makeup artist for production, a tournament bass fisherman, a dog mom, and a devoted homesteader. A lover of all things done under an open sky. A protector of the environment. An old soul with a big heart trying to do my part to leave this world better than I found it. Each day I try to live up to this elevator speech, and will continue to do so as long as the sun shines and I can stick my toes in that warm sand. Thanks for reading, I look forward to finding out more about you at our next My Mermaid Event.