Emily has been called a pioneer in the world of uniquely-talented people who feel empowered to go beyond conventional jobs and create businesses from unique vantage points and perspectives. Her belief that those working for themselves deserve the same respect as those working for major corporations drives her tireless fight to ensure this growing population of “genetically unemployable” solo-preneurs are lifted up and celebrated for their courage and willingness to live their lives according to a new set of rules.
In 2014, The Freelance Conference (aka #FREECON) was brought to life to gather and support the growth of freelance business owners at an event only for them. The birth of #FREECON inspired Emily to start of The Freelance Association in 2015, a 501c3 freelance community designed to provide a safe space for freelancers to learn how to run their business.
Currently living in Austin, Texas, Emily’s outside interests include rowing, sailing, traveling, scuba diving, snowboarding, whitewater and cycling – basically, having adventures and living life to the fullest.