Rachel Houston, CMA (AAMA)
Program Chair and Instructor

Ms. Houston joined the Medical Assistant Program in January 2012. She is an alumni of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with an Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting, Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Houston earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Human Services, Cum Laude from Montreat College. She is currently completing a Master of Science degree in Psychology of Leadership at Penn State University.

She is currently an active member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and serves on the Leaders in Education and Advanced Practice (LEAP) Committee. She is also active in the state and local chapters of the AAMA as well as in the North Carolina Association of Medical Assistant Educators.

Prior to Cabarrus College, Ms. Houston worked as a CMA in Orthopedic Surgery and in Obstetrics/Gynecology. She has also worked in the home health setting as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

She enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her two daughters.


Justin Crayton, CMA, AAMA

Mr. Crayton joined the Medical Assistant Program as an instructor October 2018. He is a graduate of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with a Diploma in Medical Assisting. He plans to further his education by completing his Associate Degree in Science. He has worked extensively in Family Medicine and Urgent Care Services over the past ten years. He has worked for Cabarrus Family Medicine majority of his career helping shape new hire employees and Medical Assisting students. He is excited and looks forward to help educate and shape students for a career in Medical Assisting. He is compassionate and sincere. Most of his previous patients can be described as family.

In his free time, he enjoys spending every moment with his family. He has a wife (Brooke), and son (Noah). He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and everything outdoors.