I’m Emily Lakin, Head of Creator Community at Patreon.
Before Patreon, I spent over a decade at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) building relationships at the nexus of contemporary art, culture, and social impact. I made the transition from nonprofits to tech starting in 2019, first as a consultant, then running community programs at Patreon, and now leading our award-winning Community team.
During my downtime, I enjoy the many arts experiences the Bay Area has to offer, hiking, cooking a big meal after visiting the farmer's market or a local U-PICK, and spending time with my rescue cat Bug.
Ask me anything about community building, the community industry, working with (and for) creators, program management, business development, marketing, purpose-driven storytelling, career transitions, or anything else!