Art doesn't eat dinner. He's also Emma's email delivery specialist, but we thought the not-eating-dinner part was a stronger lead. Originally from Atlanta, Art is a drummer who once played a show in Jellico, Tennessee, where he was forced, at gunpoint, to continue playing until 3 a.m. Note: If your band ever decides the road to glory goes through Jellico, Tennessee, you should apparently quit that band. Art is against mayonnaise, radishes and sandals (most of all Crocs) but for The Police and, to a lesser extent, Sting’s solo work. Other extents that lessened: Phil Collins, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and, okay, pretty much everyone once in The Eagles. Art is a graduate of MTSU and, prior to joining Emma, helped manage a studio that produced commercial jingles, not to be confused with the solo work of Don Henley. Oh, and Art secretly dreams of besting Jules Verne’s circumnavigationary (it’s a word) efforts by one day, you know, just to stick it to Jules Verne.
Scott is Emma's Vice President of Client Experience, and though we know his first name (Scott) and his last name (Sears), there remains a mysterious shroud of sorts around his middle name (Murgatroyd?). Still, Scott ______ Sears boasts an impressive Nashville resume, as one of the owners of the city’s original ISP, Telalink, and now as co-owner of the fabulous Nashville restaurant Flyte, known for its great selections of wine, its commitment to locally grown food, and its utterly kick-ass (to use industry terminology) dishes. Scott’s Flyte co-owner is also named Scott (middle name Eaton), and the two Scotts not only formed a restaurant together but also formed a band, Room 101, back in the day. Room 101 was apparently “huge in the frathouse circuit” in the mid-'90s and would have played songs by the likes of Kurt Donald Cobain, Billy Patrick Corgan and Eddie Louis Severson III, which in a joke about middle names doesn’t really work at all. Thanks a ton, Eddie Vedder.
Clint is one half of our co-founding duo and serves as Emma's CEO. Clint is a former editor with TicketMaster/CitySearch, where he honed his content and online-community-building chops before further honing those chops alongside (Emma co-founder) Will at Smallbusiness.com. What his other "chops" are, we’re not quite certain, though we're told they may include air hockey, bowling and miniature-pig-in-blanket-making, in that order. Clint is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he majored in history and nearly minored in math. What can we say? Abstract Algebra is a bitch, man.
Bo is our Chief Operating Officer. He’s also our in-house attorney. Let’s just say he wears a couple of different hats here, but let’s also be clear that the aforementioned hats are not hats in the literal sense and that neither party may claim damages arising from this or any other reference to, um, hats. (See earlier note about Bo being an attorney.) Before joining Emma, Bo was an associate with the firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz - Baker Donelson in more casual circles — where he specialized in intellectual property and software licenses for Fortune 500 clients. Emma was one of his clients, albeit one just a smidge outside the Fortune 500 roster. Bo graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and received his JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Logan, our business strategist, makes a mean breakfast smoothie and is also a master of parallel parking. We cannot help but believe these two things are related. He recently earned his MBA from Vanderbilt's Owen School, where parking is at a premium and the best breakfast selection in the vending machines are stale "Razzleberry Funfetti" Pop-Tarts. So that explains a lot. For fun, he plays table tennis (makes sense), goes on meditation retreats (if you say so, dude) and studies neuroscience (Logan. C'mon.). And for eight years, he's been a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, which is no doubt more satisfying than even the best breakfast smoothie.
Will Weaver is a co-founder and board member at Emma. It was Will who proposed one afternoon in late 2001, over assorted coffee drinks, that a company be started, one that might create a Web-based service to help businesses of all shapes and sizes. Being the tallest person at the table, others felt inclined to listen and, during pauses in conversation, to nod vigorously. Before helping start Emma, Will served as the Web Director for Nashville-based custom-publisher Hammock Publishing and as a founding member of Smallbusiness.com. Will is a graduate of The University of The South, known in more casual circles as Sewanee. In addition to his continued involvement with Emma, he is currently pursuing a new healthcare startup that's gaining tremendous early traction.