We are excited to announce Emma Carsey has joined the Hike it Baby team as Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager, Emma will oversee membership support and development within Hike it Baby. This includes creating engagement opportunities for the thousands of Hike it Baby members, improving membership tools and programs, and managing Hike it Baby’s popular community events, such as the bi-annual Hike it Baby 30 fundraiser and Together We Hike. Emma will play a critical role in continuing Hike it Baby’s mission of connecting families with babies and young children to the outdoors and to each other.
Emma has honed her skills in multiple community leadership positions in mission-based, non-profit organizations and has a wealth of knowledge regarding membership engagement, event management, and community collaboration. She brings a fresh perspective to help build the Hike it Baby membership and infectious enthusiasm for Hike it Baby’s goals and objectives.
“I’m thrilled to be stepping into my role as Membership Manager because I am passionate about Hike it Baby’s mission,” says Carsey. “My background is in community building/engagement and communication strategy so to be able to combine the two is a dream! I am also a believer in not living life alone so I’m excited to be in a position where I get to share those ideals and Hike it Baby with others.”
Emma lives in Dayton, OH with her husband and two children. They make it a point to get outside every day and teach their children that “there is no such thing as bad weather.”
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Hike it Baby is dependent on our donation-based membership to further our goal of creating community and connection for families with young children in nature. The studies show that ensuring kids have a connection with nature and regular outdoor play is critical to their executive function, socialization, and physical development. Hike it Baby works to be the most effective hub of tools, information, and community to inspire all families with babies and young children to get outside and connect with nature.
Learn more about Hike it Baby’s mission here.
About Hike it Baby
Hike it Baby is 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 over 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.