Emmie started Wild Learning in 2016 and still finds it amazing that something so fun can actually be a job!
She began her working life selling beads in a shop and developed an obsession with the ability of creative activities to improve mental, physical and social well being.
After living abroad as a young person finding her feet in the world, Emmie returned to Australia and had a great career in the social and community sector for 16 years.
Her work covered inclusive employment, disability rights, community education (in particular the rights of women with disability, responding to sexual assault and violence and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability), investigation & auditing.
In 2009 Emmie developed chronic fatigue after a string of illnesses and burn out and needed to change the direction of her work. She ran a community sector consultancy for several years, before the idea to turn the things that she used for her own healing and well being into work struck her like a lightening bolt in 2012.
Emmie is a teaching artist in visual & creative art for adults and children and people with disability, with a particular interest in painting and using reclaimed materials. She teaches singing and the Undeniably Noisy community choir and well being programs.
Emmie also supports other creative business people through mentoring, workshops, coaching and website development.
Outside of Work, Emmie is a singer, art maker, baker of cakes and crafter of crafts and spends much of her free time with Mick chasing after the antics of their two very eccentric dogs.