I enjoy bringing my passion and 10+ years of experience to ensure nonprofits and small businesses achieve their goals and do awesome things along the way.
Areas of Expertise
TECH + WEBSITES
I’m pretty good at what I do. But don’t take my word for it…
Em is the type of client that every PR person dreams of. On top of that, she stays positive through sticky situations and always looks for solutions instead of creating more problems. I loved working with Em!” -Ximena N. Larkin, Owner of C1 Revolution
Em is one of the ‘can do’ folks that everyone loves to have on their team. She managed both our communications and IT areas in an excellent fashion – and accomplished many tasks and projects that had been hanging fire around here for way too long.” -David McConnell, Financial Executive
She’s a passionate, dedicated, reliable, and customer-focused professional in all that she does. Also, she works and moves with velocity so you are not left there wondering when something is going to be done!” -tu-anh Love Nguyen, Owner of tu-anh Boutique
Em has a seemingly endless reserve of “can-do,” “yes and…,” and whatever else you want to call her unrelenting drive to try new things. She is a strong and dynamic leader—as a supervisor, as a peer, and as someone who knows how to effectively manage her manager.” -Jason Friedman, Chief Growth Officer at One Hope United
Em was the best boss I could have asked for during my first marketing internship. Em’s brainstorms surprised me every time and were on point from the inception of her idea. She truly thinks out of the box and has a knack for witty copy.” -Pauline Critch-Gilfillin, Digital Content Specialist – Creative at Mosaic
Em is a master of online engagement. She is able to think strategically while engaging tactically. These are critical skills for any organization in today’s online world, but to find them in one person is exceedingly uncommon. Em is that rare example!” -Mark Phillips, Strategic Communicator and Air Force Vet
Bonus cat pic! Hello, Harry.
Clients, Past and Present
How lucky am I? Here’s a selection of the great people and places I’ve been privileged to work with over the years. References available upon request.
Small business owner. PhD student. Law & Order lover. Public transit taker.
I hold a BA with Honors in Political Science from UChicago; MA’s in Philanthropic Studies and US History from Indiana University; a Certificate in Integrated Marketing from UChicago’s Graham School; and a Public Transit Planning & Management Certificate from UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Did I mention I also like cats?