Emilie first started with Outward Bound as a student on a 22-day rock climbing and mountaineering course in Colorado. After completing this course, she was satisfied with her accomplishments and thought she had closed the door on Outward Bound. It wasn’t until two years later that Emilie got itchy feet to travel again and decided to apply for the COBS internship in 2013. After spending that summer in Leadville, at the LMC base and on courses, she was sure that she had made the right decision to return to COBS. This year Emilie is working as a Logistics Coordinator at the LMC helping to make sure that students safely find their way out of DIA, have enough to eat, are equipped with the right clothing and gear, (and more) on courses!
Emilie graduated in May 2014 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go heels!) with a BA in International Studies and minor in Hispanic Studies. She has her CPR/First Aid/AED certification and is hoping to obtain her WFR this year. She also has her Girl Scout Gold Award, Scuba Advanced Open Water Diver and International Yacht Training Certifications.
When not enjoying the Rocky Mountains, Emilie loves to travel, ski, spend time at the beach, paint, and cook delicious food.
Emilie was born and raised in North Carolina and grew up enjoying the east coast beaches and Appalachian Mountains. It wasn’t until she came to Colorado skiing with her family that she realized there was more out there in terms of adventure and exploration. Emilie is hoping to spend more time out West in the next few years skiing and letting her adventurous spirit roam, as long as her car stays alive (fingers crossed!). She also hopes to use her degree in International Studies to work abroad for a few years, and return to Barcelona where she spent a semester. Her favorite place she has traveled to is the island of Saba in the Caribbean, although Interlaken, Switzerland is a close second. Her guilty pleasure is reality TV and celebrity gossip, and she hopes to organize a celebrity Outward Bound course one day!