Emilie retired from a 38-year career in Civil Engineering Design and Construction Management with a local highway agency as the Supervisor of Construction. Since retirement, Emilie dedicates her activities to community activism, civil/human rights advocacy, education, and community volunteering. She envisions a world that honors diversity, fosters mutual respect, and celebrates complete equality.
Emilie is the parent of two adult children; grandparent of four; and great-grandparent of one. She spends her private time as a voracious reader, in addition to her attempts to better the lives of those in her community.
Emilie likens her current role as a Pride Foundation Board member and donor to the civil engineering design and construction management profession she retired from in 2005. She says the work she does today with the Pride Foundation will build those bridges of hope and pave the way in nurturing our youth to become future leaders and role models. For Emilie, she believes that donor-supported organizations, such as Pride Foundation, must receive the necessary financial resources so that legitimate progress toward understanding, acceptance, mutual respect, and equality can become a genuine reality instead of just a hopeful dream.