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Emily Martin

I am honored to have been selected as one of the 20 models for the 2020 Kendall Catwalk for a Cause event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley (BGCEV).


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Get To Know Emily And Why She Said Yes To Being A Model

How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?

Missy Koke roped me in over a round of golf! I've been to this awesome event before so my first thought was, if I can get my sponsorship dollars in the door, this ought to be a lot of fun! (I also might have bailed out board member, Andy Kaiser... but can neither confirm nor deny that information.)


What made you say yes?

A major part of what inspired me to say yes was the fact that all funds raised go directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley. When a company like Kendall steps up to absorb all overhead, it's a big incentive for community members to rise to the occasion and donate their time - helping the donated dollar go even farther!


What is your official job title?

People Operations Specialist


How would you describe your job to your mother?

My goal is to guide the employee experience, adhering to Ninkasi's values and core purpose as the company grows. Think all things "employee life cycle" - that's me!


All families are unique, tell us about yours...

My family is LOUD! My mom's family is from a small logging town in Oregon and my Dad's family is from Northern California - it's a fun blend of personalities and family history. Love languages for our family? Teasing, wrestling, and fierce loyalty!

Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.

My husband and I love the food, wine and craft beer scene in Oregon! We're avid snowboarders in the winter and love to golf and hike in the summer. We both also enjoy time with friends and family. Group fitness and my Ninkasi running crew keep me sane during the week!


What is something that you swore you would never do as a parent before you had kids that you do now?

My husband and I don't currently have kids which I think means that we're still allowed to have Blizzards for breakfast!?


What is something that people might be surprised to know about you?

I was a lettered athlete in college - women's lacrosse was my game!

Who inspired you when you were growing up?

Looking back, I realize that my parents were my biggest inspiration as I grew up. Each in their own way, my mom and dad were shining examples of hard work, patience and perseverance - I always wanted to make them proud. They always put me and my sister first and I'm grateful for the opportunities that afforded to me.


If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?

Middle school is but a blip on the growing up radar, so don't take the drama too seriously. Oh, and be nice to your mom!

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