Emilie began her studies in education at Western Washington University, where she earned a degree in art education focusing on ceramics. She has taught private art classes and owned a ceramic business. She is beginning her 15th year in the Butterfly Room with Carolann and is constantly inspired by the environment and the children. Emilie creates whimsical mosaics out of recycled materials that she displays around the Portland area. She is married to a wonderful chef and has two daughters currently attending Sunstone.