Emma is a recent transplant to Colorado, having moved to Colorado Springs in early 2021 to work for Palmer Land Conservancy as the organization’s Conservation and Recreation Program Manager. Despite growing up on the ocean, Emma has always been drawn to the mountains, and she is grateful to now call the peaks, valleys, and alpine lakes of Colorado home.
Emma’s academic background in urban planning and natural resource management has led to a career at the intersection of the built and natural environments. With experience in community engagement, she has facilitated multiple strategic planning processes relating to economic development, outdoor access, and land use protection. Emma strongly believes that the best communities are the ones that thoughtfully weigh smart growth with equitable access to the outdoors. In both her personal and professional lives, she is committed to bringing people together to collaboratively find this balance.
The opportunity to work with landowners and rural communities in Colorado has been the highlight of Emma’s career, and she is thrilled to bring this perspective to the strong work at PPORA. In her free time, Emma can be found hiking, backpacking, exploring the west, fly fishing, or in the garden of her 120-year old home.