Emm joined SL in early 2021 after re-watching The Office and seeing Dwight Schrute living his best life not once, but twice… and here she is. At heart, Emm is an introverted iced-coffee addict who has a thing for nature, saving bees, rainy days, all things cottagecore, books, documentaries, naps, tacos, ukuleles and hugging trees. Her favorite thing to do in SL is explore, especially nature spaces – which led her to create The Nature Collective. Emm founded The Nature Collective as a way to bring together creators of nature spaces in SL and those who like to explore them and to help people reconnect with the wonder and joy of nature not only in Second Life, but also in their day to day lives.

She is currently working on an expansion of the inworld location for The Nature Collective. Located on the Mainland continent of Sansara, The Nature Collective currently features a new lodge which houses Coffee House TNC, a new nature exhibit room and Moorcroft Forest Trail – the start of a new expansive hiking/horseback riding trail system. Following Moorcroft Forest Trail will lead you to TNC’s Little Bear Park, where you will find tent and fully furnished cabin rentals, zip-line and rock climbing wall, just to name a few things. You can also find information on TNC’s many group events as well as our TNC Explorer HUD at this new location as well as at the TNC Lodge.

While Emm is passionate about nature in all worlds, her greatest passion is saving our pollinator friends, especially the bees and more specifically, native bees. This passion led her to create What the Buzz, an interactive pollinator reserve in Second Life, located on the outskirts of The Nature Collective, with the hopes of educating and inspiring others to do what they can to help save our pollinator friends. What the Buzz was recently featured on the Second Life Destination Blog Featured News Section where you can watch a video all about it!

Another recent project of Emm’s is Sonder. Sonder is a collaborative community project, conceptualized and created by Emm and the awesomely amazingly talented Teagan Lefevre of Le’eaf&Co. This project was driven by Emm and Teagan’s deep love and affection for Second Life’s Mainland and all its possibilities and this love is evident everywhere in their harmonious and inclusive community.

Emm is also the founder of the Mainland Community Alliance (MCA). The MCA is a community-centric group focused on the revitalization of the Mainland through the enrichment, beautification and promotion of Mainland projects and initiatives.

As you can see, Emm really likes to stay busy in SL! For more information on Emm’s various Second Life projects, please visit her online portfolio.

10 Random Facts About Emm:
1. She is a total tree-hugging, brake-for-squirrels, lover of all things nature!
2. She is ambidextrous but uses her left hand for almost everything
3. She is seriously addicted to iced coffee. Seriously. You will never see in her in SL without her coffee!
4. She is an Autumn soul waiting through the seasons to get back to where she belongs
5. She currently has 15 16 19 plants and counting in her RL home
6. She prefers rainy days over sunny days
7. She has never been stung by a bee or broken a bone
8. She is distantly related to Henry David Thoreau but Emily Dickinson is her favorite writer
9. She dislikes milk and has never drank just a glass of it – she does however, love almond milk
10. She couldn’t do any of this without her partners in crime – Garrett, Teagan, Cayleigh and Valin and the help of all of the wonderful Nature Collective volunteers!