Draftsperson and Project Technician, produces CAD drawings, acquires permits, coordinates with PG&E to connect installations to the grid, orders materials, and designs graphics for outreach materials. Emily grew up in Sebastopol and is an Analy High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science degree, with an emphasis in Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture, from Evergreen State College before returning home to be a Facilities Intern at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. With experience in construction and natural building fueled by her passion for a healthy planet, Emily is energized by her role in expanding solar power throughout Sonoma County. When not working for Solar Works, Emily works at home on the farm, helping the planet’s health in different ways. Inspired by the movie Kiss the Ground, Emily and her family are helping sequester carbon from the air into the ground while enjoying the healthy food and beautiful flowers that are a byproduct. Emily also creates pottery and other crafts and spends some of her free time with her four generations of family in Sebastopol. She greatly enjoys her time at home on the land with her partner, his daughter, and their animals.