Photo by Maykel Loomans

Photo by Maykel Loomans


About Emily


I am a brand and communications consultant who has spent the last decade working with startups in San Francisco, New York, Portland, and New Orleans, most notably Airbnb where I was among the first 50 to join the team.

On the way to making Airbnb a household name, I convinced Conan O'Brien to list his stage on Airbnb, was a spokesperson for Good Morning America, and told our growth and economic impact story to news outlets around the globe. 

From the vantage point of building a hyper-growth company at rapid scale, and from my work on internal brand and culture at Simple, I know that disrupting a market takes a lot of work behind the scenes. I work with people on all levels of leadership to build visibility for their work through story.

I also write about the invisible hand of business for ForbesWomen covering the pivotal, and often unseen, work of women in male-dominated industries.


fun facts

current obsessions

  • Morning pages + story diagramming

  • Plant care and propagation

  • Yoga and meditation

  • Walks to Alamo Square with my Frenchie, Billie Holiday