Emily is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, preservationist, community planner and volunteer, fundraiser and visionary with nearly thirty years of past experience in private- public partnership and nonprofit work.   She has started and managed several businesses as well as serving the position of “Director” for various institutions and organizations in Kansas and Colorado.  Emily’s more recent position was with the Symphony in the Flint Hills as a founding board member and Executive Director until 2013. 

Emily received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Accreditation in Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming.  She also attended the University of Stockholm in Sweden and completed the Scandinavian Area Studies Year Program.  In addition, her education experience includes graduate courses at Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California; Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado; and Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio.