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. She recently just finished the new inworld location for The Nature Collective. Located in the Corsica South Coast area, The Nature Collective at Windy Peak Park is where people can go to learn all about The Nature Collective and its events and enjoy nature in a national park setting. In addition to the new Nature Collective build, Emm is also the creator behind Sunnmore, a new sim that was inspired by the first life region in Southern Norway. Sunnmore was recently featured by Vrutega Linden and Second Life and continues to be a place of unparalleled beauty that offers Second Life residents lots to see and do. 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 Autumn 2022 social media campaign.
In addition to her nature builds, Emm is also a co-collaborator of the Dulla Centre Community. Dulla Centre is a budding modern industrial multipurpose community on the Mainland continent of Corsica off the Circuit la Corse. It is an inclusive, LGBTQ+-friendly creative hub for mainland residents, communities, artists, and culture curators, inviting all to find joy in their lives, their work, and their play. Emm’s contributions to the Dulla Centre Community include Lone Tree Yoga Studio & Mediation Garden which was featured in the Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide and DC Eco Coffee (also a SL Destination Guide Editor Pick) – a little coffeehouse that infuses eco-friendly practices with a bit of nature woven into the surrounding urban landscape.
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.
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
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 and Cayleigh and the help of all of the wonderful Nature Collective volunteers!