Hi! I'm Emalee.
In this blog, I write about and share a lot of things: Salesforce, development, leadership, artwork, short stories, health & wellness, and plenty of other interests in between.
In my free time, I’m an aerialist and master gardener in training. I love to read books and comics, write, play video games, teach myself to play the ukelele, and photograph nature. I frequently experiment with hobbies and challenge myself to learn new things. For the past # days, I have been working to improve my health through clean eating and exercise. I have been alcohol-free for # days.
I live with my cyborg husband, two gray cats (Kirby & Pippin), and a rescued Shiba Inu (Wasabi).
I've debated for years about whether to divide personal & professional blogging or not, but at the end of the day I'd rather just manage it all in one place. Which brings me to...
This is a personal website. Therefore, all opinions and thoughts expressed are personal and do not necessarily represent the opinions, thoughts, views or policies of my (past, present, or future) employers, clients, coworkers, friends, family members, cats, or dog.
I am a Whole Person. I am constantly striving to be a better human, learn from my mistakes, and do my part in making the world a better place. I am not just my work, and I am (unfortunately) not a superhero or saint. Although my past writings are immortalized in this blog, the thoughts, opinions and beliefs within them may have changed since the time they were originally posted.
I've been working with HTML, CSS, and other web languages in some shape or form since 1999, when I was the ripe old age of eleven.
In 2010, I attended Milwaukee Area Technical College and earned a Technical Diploma in Web Design. Two years later, I decided to go back to school and attended Madison College; I earned my Associate of Applied Science in Web Programming & Analysis in May 2014. I was very fortunate to start working with a talented group of folks at a Milwaukee-based web studio while pursuing my degree and began working formally in the industry in February 2013.
I began developing communities via Salesforce in 2015 through my work at 7Summits, and have been working with Lightning since 2016. In 2017, I discovered an interest in developing efficient processes to aid the work of my fellow developers, and was promoted to Technical Lead.