Emilio grew up in Vancouver and was active in various sports both as a player and coach. He completed a Criminology degree at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, BC. Since 1998, he has worked in various capacities at Youth Justice Services with the Province of BC. He currently leads a team of Youth Probation Officers in South Vancouver and Richmond. In 2012, Emilio returned to SFU and completed a graduate degree in Business Administration. Emilio brings almost 20 years of experience working with at risk youth and serving communities in Vancouver. His passion for youth work, and community development continues at Night Hoops, where he currently serves as President of the Board. Emilio resides in Vancouver with his wife and two children.