Behind the mask with Em

Name - Em

Where is your mask from?
I made my own at first but I couldn’t resist buying this one. It’s made by Rose Schmits on etsy - she is a fab ceramics artist and current pottery assistant on The Great Pottery Throw Down.

When did you start at Easter Greens?
I think January 2020. It’s been a whirlwind.

What do you do at Easter Greens?
I’m the store manager for our Easter Road shop. So you’ll find me on the shop floor chatting away, reorganising our stock and ordering goodies.

Why did you want to work at Easter Greens?
Honestly, I wanted a chill part time job with an ethical company so I could do other things. Thanks to the team and to support from Alasdair and Ivy I really found a role here where I make a difference and my voice is valued.

What do you love about working at Easter Greens?
My colleagues are the best. Everyone is talented and funny and overwhelmingly kind. They got me through lockdown. Our customers too, they always seem to have a good joke and a lovely dog.

What is your favourite item that we sell?
The taifun basil tofu and the Kvasa country white bread. Hands down the best combo.

What do you like to do outside work? 
A bit of everything. I like to learn so I’ve usually got a new hobby on the go. I’m living the stay home life just now so I knit, crochet and I’m learning to make my own clothes. When lockdown is over I’ll be back at the gym trying to lift as heavy as possible.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My cat Oscar yowling. Coffee and sunshine.

What are your ambitions in life?
I just want to be happy and make a difference in my community… and beat my personal best squat weight.

Once lockdown is over what's the first thing you want to do?
Aside from hugging my parents, I’m going to dance at a gig.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
Not sure it’s interesting but I’m hitting 400 hours in Stardew Valley… thanks lockdown!