Updated: May 24
A PERSONAL INTRODUCTION
Welcome to my blog!
My name is Emily, and I am the Founder & CEO of Bold Communications. I am a mother, wife, and now a businesswoman! That feels so weird to say - businesswoman.
Whether you are a client, a potential client, or just want to follow my journey, I hope you enjoy reading this.
I grew up in Dixon, a small town located in the Sacramento Valley. Unless you're from that area, and maybe even if you are, you have probably driven through it and not even noticed. The only hangout spot we had in town was at the Walmart Supercenter - yes, I'm serious. Places like Dutch Bros and Panda Express didn't exist to us yet.
Growing up, I was involved in many extracurricular activities. I played team sports year-round, was a member of 4-H and FFA, and picked up odd jobs at local businesses to fund my shopping habits. Softball, basketball, swim team, track, and cheerleading; often, the seasons would overlap, and I'd run across the community park from one practice to the next. I enjoyed staying busy and was dedicated to my team involvement. Undeterred by my busy schedule, I attended community college online in conjunction with my high school courses and graduated at 16. Determined to make something of myself and leave my isolated hometown, at 17 years of age, I enlisted in the United States Army.
After enlisting, I began dating my lifelong partner, Casey. We met at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, of all places. This place will always be memorable and hold significant value in our hearts. Shortly after beginning our relationship, we moved in together, bouncing all over El Dorado County. We finally settled into the first home we purchased two years ago in Diamond Springs. Over time, Casey and I have welcomed two beautiful boys and a dog who believes he is the baby and, therefore, the center of our universe!
I initially set out to have some career in law enforcement or government work, and for a while, I did. Both of my parents were Corrections Officers at the California State Prison Solano, later becoming Parole Agents at various points in their careers. My father was a Parole Agent at CDCR Headquarters in Sacramento, where he worked with law enforcement personnel that, years later, I would work with!
Inspired by them, I focused on becoming a prosecutor during my initial employment at the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office. Approximately six months into my service, I was approached by a supervisor and tasked with monitoring our office's social media. As it turns out, I enjoyed social media management, and I was good at it! For the next five years of my employment with the District Attorney's Office, I would create content for social media and the official website, write scripts and act in videos, and interview local organizations to showcase their services to vulnerable populations. I would also create, organize, and manage community outreach events, press conferences, training seminars, internal office events, and business luncheons.
My experiences aren't limited to just the District Attorney's Office. I began consulting for other small businesses like Dawson's Bar & Grill and non-profit organizations like the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center. I helped manage and organize major events, assisting with vendor marketing and advertising the El Dorado County Home & Garden Show, 4th of July BLAST, and the El Dorado County Fair.
Because of my various experiences, I started Bold Communications, a public relations firm. I realized that building and maintaining a positive public image and social media management for companies, non-profit organizations, and law enforcement is my true passion. My goal is to help my clients figure out the best strategy to brand themselves, control their narrative, and create an online community with a loyal follower base.