Emily Himmelright

Emily grew up in Spokane and recently returned after many years testing out other parts of Washington state. She has spent her professional life working for a variety of small and local businesses, and she believes passionately that they are the future of vibrant local economies. Emily saw first-hand the havoc of unrestricted development and growth in the Seattle area and wants to be a part of Spokane implementing smart growth — not to mention green, sustainable, and ethical. Emily, her husband and their kiddo spend most of their time either fixing up their 90 year-old house or playing in one of Spokane’s many amazing parks. Emily loves all fruits, but her favorite to cut up is pineapple. Her favorite veg is equally difficult to choose, although she’s always excited about fresh arugula.

Ryann Louie

Ryann was born to be a community builder. In a pursuit to change the world, they spent the last few years moving between three states and having more jobs than fingers, and has returned to the Lilac City to follow their passion to make Spokane an examplary city of sustainable and resilient living. Their experience in numerous community activities such as neighborhood councils and Spokane’s real estate industry has been advantageous in broadening their perspective on life and inspiring ideas for the future. Ryann’s favorite vegetable is spinach because of Popeye and a fear of doctors has made apples their favorite fruit.

Nora Riches

Nora is student of economics at Whitworth University. She was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington and moved to Spokane in the fall of 2017 to pursue higher education. Her volunteer and work experience at the Arc of Spokane and various clubs affiliated with Whitworth have introduced her to the beloved city of Spokane. She is now excited to take her academic experience and apply it to help in the work of building a sustainable and ethical regional economy through her Membership Engangement and Marketing Coordinator Internship. If she is not working or studying, you will find Nora enjoying the great outdoors or at a locally-owned coffee shop. Nora absolutely loves raspberries and cucumbers are one of her favorite vegetables.