Emily is guided by her belief in the inherent goodness in every person and the importance of fostering genuine human connections. She has a diverse and unique background in volunteering, culinary arts, hospitality, and mental health care. For six years, she worked with start-ups in operations departments, building cohesive service teams. She left her position in the corporate sector to pursue her commitment to foster connection, community, and service by seeking her Masters in Social Work to become a counselor. This transition also brought her to work with The Uplands, where she focuses on creating a seamless experience for those booking retreats. You will mostly find her behind the scenes, communicating over email. On some weekends, she can be seen helping out the kitchen team, curating nutritious and delicious food for our phenomenal guests.