Meet our team.
What do you do for Emery?
I spend time leading leaders. I co-founded Emery with my wife in 2014 and have been slowly assembling a team of my favorite people on earth.
What do you do outside of Emery?
Writing music, playing with my kids, drinking Mushroom coffee.
Where did you used to work?
Alongside leading this agency, I’ve been a pastor at a small church in New England for the past 10 years. It feeds my soul like nothing else I’ve ever experienced.
Why do you exist?
To help grow fruit on other people’s trees.
What’s your solution to all the world’s problems?
Honest conversations with our egos in the backseat.
By land or sea?
Sea, in my father’s small outboard boat, “Ole.”
Embracing limitations and thinking within the box.
Something interesting about you?
I’m obsessive in learning new things. Whether it’s cooking, learning about a rare species of seahorses or leadership principles. I dive as deep as I can go in a short period of time and then take it with me when I go.
Visual Communications with a focus in Graphic Design, and Masters programs in Leadership.
What’s been the greatest adventure of your life so far?
Raising two wild, creative, gentle children.
What’s the most fulfilling thing you’ve ever worked on?
How do you approach your work?
I tend to build the airplane while it’s flying through the air. Not from lack of discipline, but for love of progress. I hold things with an open hand. We experiment, we iterate, we observe, we adjust. I’m not a “set it and forget it” kind of guy.
What are some influential factors that have shaped your career?
My faith and spirituality have been critical in forming my character as a leader. Without faithful men and women speaking into my life regularly, I’d be chasing my tail. I continue to position myself under great thought-leaders like Seth Godin, Richard Rohr, Tim Ferriss, and Rob Bell.
What, in your opinion, makes Emery special?
People and process. In the history of the world, there has never been a team comprised of these exact people. We are unique. We thrive in one another’s blind spots. And as we look around, we don’t see anyone else doing this work in the manner we’re doing it.
“If you don’t know who you are, you’ll be whoever someone pays you to be.”