As a full partner in Hutchison Solutions and Me2 Solutions, Emily Geddes specializes in making order from chaos. Whether she’s showing a new non-profit how to get the biggest bang for their buck, or helping an established business simplify and streamline their processes – Emily is the business administrator and executive who has your back when you’re overwhelmed.
As a Howard W. Hunter Scholar, Emily earned a full scholarship to Brigham Young University. She speaks German, knows American Sign Language, and lived in Europe during college. As a teenager, Emily interned at CEBAF – a continuous electron beam accelerator facility in Virginia – and strongly considered becoming a physicist before earning a B.A. in Theatre. After moving to Spokane in 1999, Emily spent ten years working in medical administration and received an MBA from Eastern Washington University.
That unique combination of theatre, healthcare, and business training that makes her a problem-solving machine. As a stage manager, Emily learned to coordinate huge projects and push teams to think practically in a crisis. During her decade of work in medical administration and credentialing, Emily studied how to make bureaucracies faster, leaner, and more effectively. Combined with her MBA and non-profit experience, this expertise allow Emily to see patterns in the way information, people, and paperwork flows through organizations. What’s more – she understands the role individual stress plays in each person’s performance, and excels at finding breathing room in the busiest workflow.
Stuff to Know
- Valedictorian, Bruton High School
- Howard W. Hunter Presidential Scholar – 4 year scholarship
- Graduated Summa cum Laude
- Earned her MBA while raising three boys – and kept most of her sanity
Emily and her husband live near Spokane, Washington with their three sons, eight chickens, and tricolor cat who purrs excessively. She has been married to Gene, a physical therapist, since 1999.
Emily is actively involved in causes that support youth, women, education, interfaith dialogue, and the local community.
- Spokane Faith & Values, COO and columnist
- Meals on Wheels, 2011-present
- Spokane Public Schools, volunteer
Improving opportunities for women at home and abroad is a priority and passion for Emily. She is a youth leader for her church’s young women program, outspoken feminist, and long-time supporter of KIVA – a micro-loan organization that helps women in developing countries support their families.
A Navy-brat by birth but Spokanite by choice, Emily loves the Spokane community and works hard to help it by serving our most vulnerable citizens, connecting people, and supporting local businesses . Since 2011, she’s delivered meals to Spokane’s seniors as a regular volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Emily is heavily involved in the Spokane interfaith community through SpokaneFAVS, helping create opportunities for respectful dialogue and shared experiences.
Emily subsists on a diet of chocolate and library books.
She knows American Sign Language, speaks German and lived abroad in Vienna, Austria during college.
She makes a mean zucchini relish and the best jalapeño jelly you ever tasted. No. REALLY.
She can quote almost every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with enthusiasm and impressive accuracy.
emily (at) me2-solutions.com