Inside SFS

Rachel Benson

Chair, Family Association
Parent of 3rd Grader and 1st Grader

Born and raised in New York City, Rachel has been living in San Francisco since 2000.  She is passionate about storytelling and, after working at The Economist magazine post-college and a brief stint in advertising thereafter, she decided to pursue a career in filmmaking. She now runs a small, but mighty, production company specializing in videos for non-profits and small organizations as well as documentary and narrative films. Her filmography includes a number of nationally and internationally distributed live concert and comedy event productions, long and short-form documentaries and a narrative feature film that screened at film festivals nationally.  She is currently producing a documentary about an inspiring, young teacher who is crafting a solution to the equity issues in today’s tech workforce in the Bay Area.

Rachel earned her BA from Connecticut College in International Relations and French and her Masters from San Francisco State University in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts.  She enjoys music of all kinds, dancing to all kinds of music (but mostly 90s Hip Hop), short visits back to New York City and fun adventures in general with her husband, Mike Demmer, son, Zach (North Class Dolphin) and daughter, Sasha (2nd grade).