Emiley & Nate at Mosquito Lake State Park

The Board of the Owl Creek Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Emiley Body to the Owl Creek team.  Emiley started March 1, 2023 as the new Consultant, a position vacated by Vicki Kauffman in February of 2022 when she became the Executive Director.

Emiley hails from Youngstown where she grew up with a younger brother, swimming, fishing and helping her dad work on cars.  She holds an AD of Applied Science in Surgical Technology from Columbus State and a BA in English from the Ohio State University.  She has completed numerous certifications as well, in Infection Prevention and Control, as a Health and Wellness Coach, and as a yoga teacher.  She is also a Leadership Knox graduate.

Her working career has taken her from Columbus State where she was a clinical instructor for surgical tech students, to the James Cancer Hospital where her last professional position (Program Manager of High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization) was in a role new to the medical center and partially created by Emiley.  From there she went to OSU Wexner Medical Center where she continued her career as an infections preventionist, then finally to Knox Community Hospital.  The stress of COVID led her to reevaluate and to seek a change in employment. 

Emiley has lived in Knox County since 2016.  She is married to Nate, who grew up in Knox County, and together, they are the couple that everyone wants to know.  Their parties are barn-sized and feature Emiley’s chef-quality cooking; Nate’s expertise as an electrician is called on frequently by friends and family, and they are known as being good neighbors and caretakers to those who need them. 

“I appreciate the Conservancy’s mission and what they’re doing for rural areas and farmland,” Emiley said. “I look forward to learning more about Knox County.”