Emma Carsey, Membership Manager for Hike it Baby

Emma CarseyAs Membership Manager, Emma Carsey is responsible for all major Hike it Baby events, including fundraising efforts. She manages event support and resources for Ambassadors, Hike Hosts, and branches, as well as oversees the technology department. She has been part of the Hike it Baby team for a little over a year and is inspired knowing she can contribute to helping children spend more time outside. Emma is a mother of two, with a third on the way, and is part of the Dayton, Ohio, branch. In her free time, she likes to get outside with her kids, cook and bake from actual cookbooks, practice yoga, and read. Below are some fun facts about Emma.


What is your favorite quote?

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” – Susan Jeffers

How do you like to spend your free time?

Cooking. Baking. Eating. Being outside. Eating outside.

What is something in the outdoor industry people have to deal with that you want to fix?

The definition of what it means to be “outdoorsy”.

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

Oh gosh, I have no idea! Probably just “Emma”.

Anything else we should know/you’d like to share? 

I’ve been a vegetarian for 18 years. I’m a first-generation American and am conversational in French. I love Ben Rector music and Two-Buck-Chuck (Merlot), and I’ve never met a lazy morning I didn’t like.

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Hike it Baby is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to getting families outdoors and on trails across the U.S. and internationally, supporting, educating, and inspiring families through their more than 300 communities across North America. Since its grassroots inception in 2013 in Portland, Oregon, Hike it Baby is now a growing community of 270,000 families and 500 volunteer branch ambassadors hosting more than 1,600 hikes per month. More information, as well as daily hike schedules, can be found at HikeitBaby.com, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram

Photos courtesy of Emma Carsey.


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