Emily is an outdoor enthusiast disguised as the TimberHomes bookkeeper.
After graduating with a B.A. in Biology and Women’s Studies in 2001, Emily’s found herself huddled with petri dishes in a windowless room. She escaped to the mountains: first to volunteer with the Service Civil International on a Swiss alpine farm, then to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. She hiked, skied, and rock/ice climbed in the mountains for a decade, leading outdoor trips and environmental education programs in the White Mountains of NH for the Appalachian Mountain Club.
In 2010, Emily and her husband, Sam, moved to Sam’s family homestead, nestled in the working forests of Vermont. While raising their two daughters, they launched a renovation/remodel business, where Emily geeked out on QuickBooks and sharpened her “mommy brain” by taking classes on bookkeeping and business development at the VT Small Business Development Center and the River Bend Career and Technical Center.
After a stint as the town librarian, she was hired temporarily by TimberHomes to help onboard a new bookkeeping system. In 2020, she came back for more, accepting a permanent position with TimberHomes.
Although Emily doesn’t consider herself a craftsperson, occasionally her family makes her work with tools and wood. You might find her installing sap lines on the family maple sugaring operation; clearing mountain bike trails; bucking and splitting firewood; or unsuccessfully avoiding small carpentry projects like installing the siding on this timber frame outdoor bedroom, in which she sleeps during the summers.