Meet Emily

Born and raised in the Midwest, I moved to the East Coast for college and never really left. I am a literary agent by profession, so I’m well acquainted with conducting negotiations, reading and interpreting contracts, and balancing the needs of many different constituencies. Since 2016 I have been an elected Trustee of the Bedford Free Public Library, and have served this past year as that board’s chair. I am the current president of Bedford Patrons of Music Students (POMS), an all-volunteer booster organization supporting music students and faculty within the Bedford Public Schools. I am in my fourth year as a parent co-coordinator of the JGMS musical, and am approaching fifteen years as a high school youth leader at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

My additional volunteer experience includes seven years as a vestry warden (lay leader) at St. Paul’s, part of which occurred during a clergy transition. I was a founding board member of The Bedford Citizen, having recently resigned that position in order to run for Selectman, and am a former board member of the Bedford Center for the Arts. I hold a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard, a master’s in secondary English education from Syracuse, and an MBA from Babson.

I live in Bedford with my husband, our two children (a daughter at BHS and a son at JGMS), and our shepherd/terrier rescue mutt. I’m an ardent baseball fan (Red Sox/Cubs) and a huge musical theatre nerd, and I own too many books.