Rebel was born in Beloit, Kansas in 1972 and grew up on a farm north of Glen Elder, Kansas. She received an Associate of Arts Degree from Cloud County Community College, studied commercial design at Kansas State University, and received a B.A. in Art Education with an emphasis in printmaking from Fort Hays State University in 1995. She then taught art for eight
years, coached basketball, and helped STUCO students build floats for parades at Ruppenthal Middle School in Russell, Kansas. In 2012, Rebel received an MLS degree in sculpture from Fort Hays State University and is now in her 13th year of teaching Art at Colby Community College and absolutely LOVES working with students to encourage them to experiment with materials and ideas and to promote art in the community. When Rebel is creating she enjoys using layers
of various materials in a mixed medium style; in her layers, you will see symbols, color, and texture used to express an idea or moment in time. Rebel enjoys going to galleries, taking part
in and organizing Art Walks, and traipsing around the country with her boys and family looking for Native American petroglyphs/pictographs and studying the culture.