Emilie was born and raised in the Puyallup Valley, and can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. Her parents, a career law enforcement officer and a small business owner, raised her to understand the joy of meaningful work.
Throughout high school and after, Emilie explored different career opportunities – from hosting large group events at an outdoor camp to personal fitness training – all of which broadened her experience and perspective.
After a sidetrack down the aisle (and down I-5 when the Marine Corps relocated her new husband to San Diego for two years) it was time to focus on continuing her own education. Returning to school as a working adult was scary but made earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington in Seattle a proud accomplishment.
During this time Emilie began to suffer more severely with a long-term health condition. What was once a minor annoyance became debilitating. However, while searching for answers and trying everything remedy imaginable and multiple specialists, she experienced profoundly that some foods are poison and others are potent medicine. Even more importantly, she had become empowered to learn to heal herself.
Emilie is always excited to foster the transformative strength of a healthful diet and lifestyle in others. Her belief in the innate strength of individuals to change led her to health coaching and to P3. In 2019 she graduated from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and will be sitting for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching exam in early 2020.
Emilie is dedicated to her long-time CrossFit community and loves to spend weekends snowboarding, camping, or exploring new hiking trails with her husband Tom, and their two dogs.