“I want my children to enjoy playing outside as much as I did growing up, so this is a cause worth fighting for. But only working together will we protect Colorado’s clean air, water and for our children and for our future.”
Emma Pinter grew up in the Midwest, where she took every opportunity to run in the woods, build forts and enjoy the outdoors. Her childhood freedom to enjoy nature has stayed with her.
Emma’s passion for nature led to work as a mountaineering guide in the Arkansas River Valley during college, thus began her love affair with Colorado. While guiding groups up and over Colorado’s magnificent 14ers, Emma learned first-hand the beauty and peace of Colorado’s wilderness.
After college she attended law school in Boston and married Jonathan Hess, her fellow mountaineering guide. In 2005, Emma finished Law School and the two of them drove their trusty Subaru back home to Colorado.
Within a year they purchased their first home, Emma passed the bar exam and they settled in Westminster. Soon they quit their day jobs to found their own software company and began raising two growing girls.
Today Emma is a Westminster City Councilwoman. She also serves as the board chair of the Adams County Youth Initiative and on the Mile High Connects Advisory Council; Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee; Colorado Bar Association High School Mock Trial Committee; Westminster’s Special Permits and License Board; Westminster’s Inclusivity Task Force, and freely gives her time to her community.
It’s Emma’s commitment to her daughters, their friends and all of Colorado’s children that inspired her to accept the post of Colorado Moms Know Best “Head Mom” in May 2015.