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Erik and Emily Orton

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ERIK ORTON writes plays, musicals and books.  His work won an Emmy Award, Telly Award and CINE Golden Eagle.  He has directed and produced events at Radio City Music Hall, Off-Broadway and regionally throughout the U.S.  He managed Broadway shows and tours includingWicked, The 25thAnnual Putnum County Spelling Bee, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Fosse and many others. In 2018 he achieved a lifetime goal of climbing El Capitan in Yosemite.  He enjoys rock climbing, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, writing and flying kites.  He loves thinking and speaking about living deliberately.  He blogs with his wife Emily at  They live in New York City with their five children.  For more information, please visit, or find him on Instagram @ErikOrton.


EMILY ORTON is not an adrenaline junkie.  She’s just curious. A former English teacher turned homeschool mom, she is an avid journal keeper and blogger. Her writing is featured in “Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream,” by Whitney Johnson.  Emily speaks and writes about living with purpose. Emily’s curiosity has led her to become a sailor, scuba diver, rock climber, world traveler and most recently surfer. She explores the world, inner and outer, with her husband, Erik, and their five children.   For more information, please visit, or find her on Instagram @EmilyOrton2020

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