About Emily

I was trained as a teacher then became a Drama Queen, er, I mean, Drama Director. (Though some see little difference between the two!)  I took a test and I  have the Gift of Creative Communication which means I can be reverant and silly at the same time.  Emceeing and writing for  www.kathilipp.com  and creating videos for the www.refocusapp.com fill my creative time, though I do get the itch to be crafty with my hands as well.  I have the privilege of sitting on the Board for the Freedom Story,  a non-profit seeking to prevent sex trafficking through education for the most vulnerable in Thailand. In the mornings you’ll find me in my Red Chair having a centering time with God.  My faith as a Christian gives meaning  to everything about my life. I’m yearning to know God’s heart in the areas of Kindness, Compassion and Generosity, seeking what that looks like in everyday life.  Life in community is the best and I’m glad you’re here so we can encourage each other to live life to the fullest!


I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband of 35 years, Gregg, whose wisdom and love grows me.  We have three grown boys and one daughter-in-law, who live on their own but still need their Momma (or at least still need our washer and dryer!) When I’m not in my Red Chair, I am clipping flowers from the garden, framing the perfect Instagram shot or perfecting my Pickleball serve.