Meet Rae Walaska, Owner/Founder
Rae Walaska is the founder of Murder n’ Mayhem which specializes in murder mystery parties, adventure hunts and murder mystery scavenger hunts. “When I am at networking events I like to introduce myself as the local hit woman. I am killing people off in the community on a regular basis.” jokes Rae.
Rae’s husband Brock is a Supply Officer in the US Navy. The couple are both originally from Iowa and are currently (as of 2019) living in Sicily, Italy. They have two children; Cade & Bryce, along with a large Goldendoodle named Whirley Pup. Since Rae and Brock have been together they have lived in over 12 cities. The need for a mobile career was what prompted Rae to become an entrepreneur. “As a stay at home mom I found myself going stir crazy. I decided I wanted to start my own business. With Brock being in the military it was crucial that the business be something that could move about the country.”
After taking some time to think about what she had enjoyed doing for work previously Rae came up with the idea of starting a business that provides murder mystery parties. While she was in college Rae was an Event/Sales Manager for a hotel and had been tasked with coming up with an alternative source of revenue during their off season. She pitched the idea of holding murder mystery parties because they were on a historical property. The idea was a hit!
When Rae is not busy “killing people”, aka working, she enjoys training for triathlons, cycling the Italian countryside, playing roller derby, traveling the world, reading hot romance novels and of course spending time with her family. You will also find Rae staying busy over at She Sells Studios, as operating just 1 business is never enough. 😉