|Although I do not have a degree yet, I am working on my Criminal Justice/Human services degree
|Where did you study?
|Clackamas Community College
|How long have you worked in the field of ID/DD?
|I have worked in the ID/DD field now for 8 years.
|Have you worked in any other interesting/notable positions or fields?
|I worked as an assistant program director for 6 years at a day center with individuals with Intellectual disabilities.
|List any additional pertinent continuing education you have done.
|Currently in school to further my education in Juvenile justice.
|What is your philosophy about your work?
|My philosophy is that there is always room to learn and that mistakes are teaching opportunities, not failures.
|Describe a professional moment/event that you are very proud of.
|Everyday I am proud and feel blessed to have others trusting me with supporting their individuals in tough times.
|Do you have any professional mentors? If so, describe that relationship.
|Cara and Shanya with Among Friends are my wonderful mentors.
|What are some of your favorite things about working for Among Friends?
|My favorite things about working for Among friends would be, 1. My co-workers and supervisors. They are extremely supported in all aspects of my personal and professional life. 2. The teams I get the privilege to work with on a day to day basis.
A little fun information to get to know Emily
|What do you like to do outside of work? Any hobbies?
|I love to dance, being outdoors, and watching a good Netflix show!
|Do you have pets? Tell us about them.
|I have two cats, Chloe who is 14 years old and loves to sleep all day and Tinkerbell, she is almost a year old, and who you might be able to see during meetings, as she likes to sit on my shoulders!
|Describe your living situation.
|Currently residing in Clackamas County.
|Do you have any children? How old are they? Tell us about them.
|I have one biological child, and one bonus kid!
|Where are you from originally? What got you to Oregon (or wherever you are right now)?
|I am originally from Columbia County Oregon.
|What effect did the quarantine have on your personal/work life?
|The quaratine had huge effects in both personal and work life. I was a social butterfly before the quarantine and drove to work everyday. During the quarantine, I realized that I was really a homebody and liked to stay home, and now I work from home.
|Where is somewhere you’ve traveled? What are some things you liked about where you went? What was that experience like?
|My favorite place to travel is Central/Eastern Oregon.
|What was your first concert? How old were you?
|My first concert was Wynonna, I believe I was 10 years old.
|What is one of your favorite books, movies, or bands? Why?
|My favorite books would be any by the Author Collen Hoover. I love country music but also love all other genres.
|Describe one of your favorite meals.
|My favorite meal would be any soup on a rainy day or a good french dip.