Rauer graduated from the University of Idaho College of Art & Architecture and had an 18-year career with Albertsons Inc. as an intern architect. He also has an MBA from Boise State University.
Rauer has worked as a consultant and business coach with companies throughout the Treasure Valley. He has owned and operated sole-proprietor/sole-employee businesses, the most-recent being FocalPoint Business Coaching of Idaho.
Rauer is president of the board for The Arc of Idaho and past-president of the board for the Professional Business Coaching Association of Idaho.