Emily Gardner

Board Member2022

Originally from the south, Emily studied Interior Design at the University of Kentucky College of Design and moved to Chicago to work for The Environments Group and Perkins & Will. As an NCIDQ certified, LEED accredited professional, and now freelance designer, she has collaborated on interior projects around the country. She recently joined the sales team at Trellis, a Herman Miller furniture dealership supporting West Michigan.

Since childhood, Emily has been involved with a variety of non-profit organizations that promote environmental stewardship and the equity and safety of all people.

Emily moved to her husband Ryan’s hometown, and they joined KCC in 2008. They enjoy traveling with their kids, but you can regularly find them along the shores of Lake Michigan, downtown Kalamazoo, or running around the club. Just a few miles from their home, KCC has become part of their weekly routine, hosts many holiday traditions, and has introduced them to some of their favorite local friends.