About Me


Emily Patterson: Cow lover and eater

Emily Patterson comes to marketing and web design from a background in magazine journalism and international affairs.

After graduating from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism, Emily took a copy editing position at China Daily, China’s largest English-language newspaper. After two years editing translations of news reports and government propaganda, she was offered a chance to launch a new publication.  She worked with an international team of journalists to start Asia Weekly, a magazine with news and features from across Asia. Emily also freelanced for several publications, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, her hometown newspaper, and Time Out.

After returning to the US in 2008, Emily turned her eye for writing and design to the blossoming field of website design and management. She worked as the web content manager for the Better Business Bureau headquarters, where she wrote, designed graphics and oversaw analytics for a website that receives nearly 7 million visitors a month. She is currently the Web Communications Manager for American Forest Foundation where she has been instrumental in growing traffic, enhancing usability and increasing conversions on the organization’s four websites.

Emily lives in Alexandria, Va. with her husband and dog and recently completed University of Virginia’s master’s certificate in online marketing. She loves to cook Asian food, hike, read and fall asleep on the couch watching movies.