Meredith Emmett has lived in the Ellerbe Creek watershed for over 30 years. The water in her backyard finds its way into the Creek and her family takes almost daily walks in the 17-Acre Woods. As President of Third Space Studio, Meredith is a consultant to dozens of nonprofits – in North Carolina and across the country – as they focus their intended impact, design ambitious strategies, and develop the resources and capacity needed for success. Meredith also teaches nonprofit management at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and is one of the lead instructors for the Institute for Conservation Leadership’s Executive Leadership Program. Meredith is happy to be bringing what she has learned from environmental leaders across the country to ECWA and to her own backyard.