In 2016 Salesforce technical and sales expert, Emily Walton started her own consulting business, Emily Walton Cloud Consulting, LLC in order to assist small businesses and nonprofits to take advantage of the Salesforce platform.
Making the Salesforce platform work for small businesses and nonprofits is her vision and passion.
Emily grew up in the San Francisco East Bay, where she attended college at UC Berkeley and received a BA in History. After college Emily began working for nonprofits in Development and Social Services while she attended San Francisco State to get her MA in International Relations. Not content with one masters, Emily moved to New York City from 2005-2007 to join the New York City Teaching Fellows. While participating in this program she received her MS in Education and taught high school History for two years in Queens, NY.
Returning to the Bay Area, Emily started working for the Diabetes Hands Foundation, where she would first be introduced to Salesforce. As the Business Manager she streamlined processes and increased efficiency by analyzing workflow and creating new more efficient processes. She researched donor management systems and after careful consideration selected Salesforce. Once Salesforce was implemented to track donors Emily became a certified Salesforce Administrator and customized Salesforce, building applications to track programs as well as donors.
After four years at the Diabetes Hands Foundation Emily moved on to KELL Partners where she spent her time crafting Salesforce solutions for nonprofits. During this time she also expanded her Salesforce knowledge and became a certified Salesforce Platform App Builder.
With her personal time, Emily enjoys volunteering for and raising money for nonprofits. She participated in Team in Training for 6 years raising over $26,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while training for and completing an Olympic triathlon, a Half-Ironman and two full Ironman triathlons as well as numerous marathons. She is currently raising money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center to provide free HIV/AIDS medical care, testing, and prevention services by participating in their AIDS Lifecycle.