I've been so incredibly lucky and happy to have Bella and Salmon, the previous newest hires for Trust & Safety, join me last year. It's only been 9 months, and I'm proud of the work they've done, what they've accomplished, and how much I've seen them helping folks around the network - be it users, moderators, or addressing tough world situations. As we took on more and more work, it became increasingly clear that just the 3 of us were not going to cut it, and that's where Emerson comes in! I'm so excited about him joining and the expertise he brings; Emerson has done a lot in this space and will complement our backgrounds nicely, I can already tell.
He has been working in Trust and Safety roles for the past 5 years, and before that worked in non-profits. Emerson started his journey by managing online communities on a well-known social media site, then moved into fighting scammers for the past two years. Protecting users and maintaining a healthy platform are genuine passions (sounds like a crock, I know). He is thrilled to join the team working to ensure Stack Exchange continues to be a vibrant community. He is extremely impressed with the work and dedication of the mod team across the Stack Exchange sites and looks forward to supporting all of you.
In his free time, he likes to spend time with family and his dogs, weightlifting, binging sci-fi, and playing tabletop games whenever they can.
Please welcome Emerson to the T&S Team as part of our bigger community management department! It's so great to have him here.