Emily was raised in Sacramento, but had to leave in order to
discover how much she loves her native city. She studied opera in
Santa Cruz, worked as a chef on a tugboat in Maine, spent a year
in a tiny town in Argentina, and then moved to eastern Canada to
attend Mount Allison University, a small liberal arts
college in New Brunswick.
In 2006, Emily graduated with highest honors and a B.A. in
Environmental Studies. Soon after moving home to Sacramento, she
began training in nonprofit management and fundraising.
Katie Mattesich is a native Sacramentan. After a childhood filled
with writing plays, moviemaking, and political debates with her
neighbor and best friend Mac, she headed off to college at UC
Berkeley. She earned a double major in Political Science and
Psychology, and then moved to San Francisco.
Ryan is a Sacramento native and was fortunate enough to be
exposed to many of the cultural events Sacramento has to offer as
a child. Art, music and the power of a strong community became a
clear passion of his at a young age. After graduating high
school, he set off for the Central Coast to attend Cal Poly San
Luis Obispo. There he was studied Urban Planning, Real
Estate Development, and Environmental Design.