Originally from Honolulu, HI, Emily Hoapili is a Virginia-based small business owner and blogger.

Following a career that spanned both the public and private sectors, Emily started Echo Blue Innovations in 2016.  Echo Blue Innovations provides consulting, small business support, start-up services, and executive assistance in varied industries.  Emily also operates Efficiency by Emily, a personal productivity and organization blog.

Emily believes in the power of “giving back.”  She currently volunteers with the Tidewater chapter of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Her previous volunteer and philanthropic efforts include work with Girl Scouts, and serving as the Secretary of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Carolina Youth Development Center Advisory Council.

She borrows her personal philosophy from Maya Angelou:  “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”