Meet Emily Curtis: Project Health, Safety, and Environmental Specialist
Where are you from and where do you live now?
I’m from St. Helens, OR, and after living in a few other places in the PNW, I have found my way back to St. Helens. I love the quietness of a “small” town while still having great access the to the hustle and bustle of the city.
What do you do at MFA?
I am an environmental, health, and safety consultant. In a nutshell, I help clients and our own staff understand and mitigate risk and ensure employees are safe. This means everything from scoping/managing projects to completing the boots-on-the-ground work, such as sampling.
What’s rewarding about your job?
Everything! It’s rewarding to see a program you drafted in action. It’s rewarding to see the client’s relief when you’ve helped them solve a complex issue. It’s rewarding to know you’re doing some good in the world on a daily basis, even if it’s small.
Why is what you do important?
Having a safe, healthy, happy workforce is vital to ethical business and, in turn, vital to the economy.
What skills do you bring to your work?
I love to work with people, and I have a great attention to detail. I’m passionate about what I do.
What do you like to do off the clock?
I love to spend a lot of time with family—especially my nieces and nephew. I also coach youth soccer in the fall for my local club and absolutely love it. When I’m not coaching or spending time with family, you can find me in my garden, in the kitchen, or thinking up my next art/woodworking project.
If you were not a Project Health, Safety, and Environmental Specialist, what would you be?
I think my ultimate dream would be to own my own little handmade/local goods storefront. A place to sell my own work as well as that of so many other talented people in my life and community.
What’s on your bucket list?
My bucket list doesn’t have anything too specific, but I love to travel. I want to go to all the places and then visit them again.