Who am I? I’m Emily Fideler. A mom of two, twin to one, partner to one, and older sister to three. You can frequently find me at the gym, going to a musical or concert if I’m lucky, on walks, exploring Detroit, maybe playing recreational softball, and almost always at a park or outside. I’m passionate about mental health advocacy, women’s rights, and making my corner of the world as good of a place as I can.
I work at White Glove, as a product manager. Basically, I manage a software platform for financial advisors, and a bunch of enterprise contracts. It’s fascinating and entirely boring if you’re not passionate about it! I’m almost done (three more semesters!) with my MBA, through Penn State.
I struggle to put myself first, but I do make it to the gym or move my body four to five times a week, and that’s the best form of self-care I can do for my own mental health! A passion of mine is the gym–I thrive on lifting and feeling strong. I also love to talk my therapist’s ear off, every Friday, at 10:00 a.m. Archer is the best.
I am the proud mom of two little kids. Cosette will be five soon, and Ezra will be two! I’m learning what kind of moms I relate to, but my friend affectionately (I hope?) labeled me as the “organized chaos medical advocate parent.” I’m a working mom, a student, a partner to Steve, and at the same time, I’m very proudly LGTBQIA parent. While I wouldn’t call myself a medical mom, my son does have lots of medical needs that make things a bit complex.
I’m from a small town just outside of Lansing, named Grand Ledge! I went to college at GVSU, and moved over to the Detroit area to be with my boyfriend (now husband!). We lived in Ferndale, in a perfect tiny 800 sq. foot house, and ended up selling to move to Berkley for two more bathrooms and one more bedroom, and a whole lot more sanity! Metro Detroit has made me a bit of a foodie. I love all the different restaurants, breweries, parks, and of course, the food trucks.
My perfect Saturday morning with my kids is usually waking up at 7:30 (if I’m lucky), going to the Royal Oak Farmers Market or Eastern Market, then making our way to the OAC, grabbing lunch at a restaurant nearby (we love Sweetwater’s wings!), and running back for naptime!
During the summer, you can find us making a tour of any and all splash pads within 45 minutes of our house. We also are huge fans of Pink Garlic and their lamb curry . . . my husband and I will split takeout from there way too often! If I have a child-free night, I love to venture downtown. We like to start at Atwater, then make our way to all the different breweries, usually by walking or scootering along the river.