Rajiv Hatcher was born and raised in Spokane, WA.  He attended Trinity Catholic School, St. Charles, and Gonzaga Prep (class of 2001).  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in music composition with a minor in Spanish from Gonzaga University, where he met his wife, Emily Crawford, who currently teaches psychology at Gonzaga University. Rajiv attended Portland State University, receiving Master’s Degrees in choral conducting and music education. For three years, before returning to Spokane, Rajiv’s little family lived in Tucson, AZ, where Emily finished her internship and post-doctorate requirements for her doctorate in psychology.  Rajiv was teaching at Rincon Vista Middle School and later at Salpiointe Catholic High School.