Rachel Adams has been involved in the water damage and environmental health industries for more than 27 years. She holds a Master Restorer designation from the IICRC and is a project director for J.S. Held. Adams was founder and president of Indoor Environmental Management, Inc. (IEM) in 1994, where she conducted inspections of residential and commercial buildings throughout the country. She served on the board of directors for the IICRC and was appointed to serve as the technical advisory committee chair for the development of the IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT). Adams serves on the committee to write and establish guidelines and updates for the S520, Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation, and currently teaches AMRT, WRT, ASD, HST, OSHA and other classes. She is an honorary board member for the Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians (SCRT), and an associate member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).