After graduating from college, Emily served for two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at two separate non-profits, in Burlington, Vermont and Portland, Maine. Although she enjoyed aspects of each stint, her biggest contribution to both entities was her organizational skills. At each nonprofit, she created systems – both physical and virtual – to better meet their needs.

Emily has always loved art and design, and the constant process of reorganizing and rearranging the physical “stuff” of her own life, but didn’t seriously consider it as a career until she found herself unemployed and recovering from a bike accident in 2009.  After reorganizing her parents house and a friend’s business, she realized that her attention to detail and design-oriented eyes were valuable assets for other people as well.  After working with a few clients who were pleased with her work, she decided to make it a full-time job in 2011. Today in 2017, Emily works for a small local business full-time and does organizing part-time, in the evening, on weekends, and occasionally during the week.

An Environmental Studies major in college, Emily’s interest in sustainability extends to her business. She uses home-made environmentally-friendly cleaning products and makes a concerted effort to recycle, reuse, and donate as much as possible. Organizing is a wonderful way to unite her love of people, conscious living, and design.

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