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, documentaries, naps, no pants, 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.

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 bee reserve in Second Life located on the outskirts of Moorcroft on the Mainland continent of Satori, 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!

Emm really just loves to create nature spaces and can’t seem to stop building them. In addition to the main Nature Collective location, Mullien Woods, she has also created a new Nature Collective satellite location called TNC Off the Rails which was built around the Second Life Rail Road (SLRR) and includes a community garden, coffee shack and GTFO! hub. Another one of Emm’s creations is the Heart of Rosieri, an idyllic French-inspired courtyard setting where you can browse The Best of Times Book Shop, grab a coffee at Toe Beans Cat Cafe & Rescue (Emm’s sneaky way to support her crazy cat lady habits!) or relax and paint in the gardens. Past creations also include Cornelia Street, one of Emm’s favorite builds, which Inara Pey described as having a winter-streets-of-New-York-meets-Dickens’-Victorian-England” vibe and which was also featured in Second Life’s Winter 2022 social media campaign.

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 place
6. She prefers rainy days over sunny days
7. She has never been stung by a bee
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 and Kes and without all of the help of all of the wonderful Nature Collective volunteers!