Rachel grew up in the Caribbean as her parents were missionaries. She traveled to the Windward Islands building churches and schools. Rachel was formally educated in a Convent where she discovered her passion for art and eventually got accepted as a student at Chelsea School of Art in London. She then combined her love for traveling, art, and meeting people by working for the Youth Hostel Association and traveled from Cornwall to Scotland.
Rachel eventually settled in the southwest and embraced Motherhood. She then qualified as a Montessori Directress. In later years, Rachel decided to turn her hobby of treating friends and family’s feet into a career by gaining her qualification as a Foot Health Practioner and in Reflexology. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys sketching and doing ‘Foot Map Readings’ alongside writing memoirs of her family’s escapades in the Caribbean.
Jose graduated in Podiatry from Valencia University in Spain in 2013. After University he started working on private practice in Valencia but never stopped studying and developing new skills, especially in the field of biomechanics, which Jose is very passionate about. He just completed his MsC in Paediatrics and is already thinking about what he can learn next.
Jose has always been closely related to sports. He played basketball in Spain for 20 years, but recently found his passion for running. His love for sports and a healthy lifestyle lead him to focus his career on helping people overcome injuries that may keep them from enjoying this lifestyle.
Outside of work, Jose enjoys practicing any kind of outdoor sport, watching sports, and even talking about sport. He is a keen runner and loves exploring new places so he is looking forward to any recommendations.
Melanie has had an exciting and varied career working in customer service, marketing and then 6 years in a primary school where she gained her degree in Education Studies as well as the ability to multi-task and work swiftly under pressure.
Melanie joined the Patient Services team at Hatt’s in 2017 bringing her friendly and enthusiastic attitude, along with her excellent customer service skills.
In 2019 a different pathway became clear and she undertook a distance learning Diploma in Foot health practice and has now joined our Podiatry team.
Mel spends her spare time looking after her extended family, running, doing Pilates and when not actually visiting, she is dreaming of new places to visit with her partner.