Emilie is committed to communities’ efforts to tell their own stories, setting shared vision and outcomes. Currently the Director of Workforce Development at Youth Services, Emilie worked statewide as the Early Childhood Action Plan Director with Building Bright Futures, and with the Vermont Agency of Human Services. Before transitioning to local service, as an international consultant she brokered and evaluated partnerships between corporations and national governments to meet community development goals. Emilie lives in Brattleboro in a converted barn with her son Solomon, her partner John, and a mutt named Kaiser. Extensively involved in the grassroots and grass-tops of her community, Emilie was appointed to the Vermont Commission on Women, is a representative to her county Democratic committee, former Vice President of the board of the Brattleboro Food Coop, an elected town meeting representative, and a founding member of the Windham County Action Network.