Emily Harris came to Rappahannock County as a weekender in 2009 and quickly fell in love with everything the county has to offer. Prior to joining Cheri Woodard Realty, she worked in human resources and board governance in Washington DC, honing her customer service skills. Emily has experience working on a wide variety of projects in office organization, process-improvement, marketing and design, affording her a unique and valuable skill set for our agents and clients. In addition to her keeping the office running smoothly, she is also responsible for all advertising. She is involved with many community efforts with a focus on issues related to food, agriculture and the environment. When not working or volunteering, Emily enjoys hiking with her dog, Summer, listening to music, experimenting in the kitchen, and creating art in a variety of mediums.
Always an avid gardener with a strong interest in healing and herbs, I decided to further my education with a monthly course at Rappahannock’s own Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine. It been wonderful learning about the body’s systems and each magical herb can best help heal.
When I moved to the country full time I starting helping county residents with social media, brainstorming big ideas, and other projects. Soon after, I realized I needed a title to sum up everything I was doing and came up with ‘creative consultant’ and added ‘for office – craft – food & wine – life’ to my business card figuring that would just about cover just about everything. While my role at CWR keeps me busy, I’m still able to take on a few projects. The coffee shop next door is the perfect place for meetings before I start work.
I am the unofficial baker of the group and often bring in freshly baked goods to share with everyone in the office. I love baking classics that honor my Swedish ancestry, but my greatest baking joy is when I tweak an old favorite into something fantastic! Sweet and savory, I like all types of baking and cooking, but chocolate is one of my basic food groups.