Mrs. North Dakota International 2021 - Emily Brooks
Meet Emily Brooks
Emily Brooks is your Mrs. North Dakota International 2021, and she is very excited for the year ahead! Emily’s husband, Bill IV, and she met at the University of North Dakota, and were college sweethearts. They moved to Fargo after school and started their family. Bill IV and Emily’s son, Bill V, is a sophomore in high school, and their daughter, Alice, is a 4th grader. They have a furry little friend named Spark, who is a whole lot of personality packed into one adorable bunny.
Emily is an artist. In 2012, she started her creative business, Taea Made, and has had the pleasure of creating pieces for thousands of customers. Emily specializes in creative machine embroidery, upcycling, and mural painting. She gets the chance to reflect on her family’s adventures around the world through monthly travel articles for Creek Living Magazine, and she also maintains a travel blog, Fly Away Fargo. Emily works as Director of Marketing for Fargo Pinball, which she co-owns with her husband and brother-in-law.
Emily’s family’s passion is travel. They’ve had the opportunity to visit 6 out of the 7 world continents together. In 2019, Emily’s family took the trip of a lifetime and completed an entire lap around the world in 3 weeks. A few of the highlights were: Vivid Light Show in Sydney, Australia, swimming in the rooftop pool at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and attending an outdoor Mass at the holy site in Fatima, Portugal.
Her platform is American Mothers Inc. (AMI). In 2018, Emily was honored with the North Dakota Mother of the Year title by AMI for her contributions to her community. Since then, Emily has gotten greatly involved with this amazing organization with roots dating back to the 1930s. She currently serve AMI on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, North Dakota Chapter President, and planning committee for AMI’s participation in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
For the past two years, Emily has worked to build a local chapter of AMI in North Dakota. Last fall, their ND Chapter of AMI received the official Charter for meeting all of the national requirements. She feels that it is a blessing to join with other amazing women in North Dakota to do good works together. In the short amount of time that the ND AMI group has been volunteering together, the Chapter has: helped clients select groceries at the Emergency Food Pantry, packed food for Feed My Starving Children, held a book drive for Little Free Libraries, collected clothing to benefit the Foster Community, written Hope Notes for the North Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch, supplied a birthday party for Box of Balloons, baked and delivered Valentine's cookies to our local first responders, and helped set up and decorated for several fundraisers benefitting local non-profits.
Emily believes that each day of her life is a new adventure and keeps an expectancy for amazing possibilities to happen. She’s currently in the process of writing a book entitled, “Spark: Igniting Joy in Your Life.” It outlines the 40 life principles Emily used to overcome postpartum depression and live each day in joy. Her hope is to help others discover everlasting happiness through living their best life!
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