Hey. My name is Emily. I come from small-town Iowa and now live in Des Moines. I spend a lot of time thinking, dreaming, creating. I am a social creature and I’m often puzzled or inspired by people. On the Enneagram test, I am a seven. An enthusiast. And that’s who I try to be everyday. The person who enthuses others and is a strong presence of joy.
When I’m not on here, I’m likely working my full-time job at Think Digital, a digital marketing agency that’s helping businesses meet their goals through digital strategy. On the side, I help run POP UP YOGA DSM, which launched after I spent a summer doing my 200 hours at Power Life Yoga and falling in love with yoga. I wanted to bring yoga to fun places in Des Moines and make it accessible to more people (fo freeee).
I oversee FemCity Des Moines, which is an amazing way to meet positive women in our community who are business owners or entrepreneurially spirited. We absolutely love supporting one another.
In my personal life, I’m doing anything and everything imaginable. I love trying new things and also repeating favorites (Mars Cafe V-60 drinks, drinks at Confluence, and binge watching shows). I am the founder of The Water Ride after a life-changing bicycle ride across America and the board president of Urban Ambassadors here in the 515.
I like to help things get started. Projects, ideas, businesses, you name it. It’s one of my gifts to see the tactical pieces of an idea & the 30-foot view strategy needed and then grind it out.
I am married to a wonderful human and we live on the top of Sherman Hill neighborhood, an eclectic neighborhood just outside of downtown Des Moines.
These are my children.