Erin E. Forrest, Executive Director

Before joining Emerge, Erin served on the Waterloo City Council and Plan Commission, as Chair of the Democratic Party of Jefferson County, the Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s County Chairs’ Association, and served on the kitchen cabinets of many candidates for public office. Erin lives in Waterloo with her daughter, Paxton and son, Nevin.


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Carly Wilson, Deputy Director

An alumna of Emerge Wisconsin’s Class of 2015, Carly has worked with Emerge in various capacities before becoming the Deputy Director in 2018. Carly has a multitude of political experience from working on campaigns at the federal, state, and local level, in addition to several years working in county government.