Jul 11

Emily Knorr


Employment Specialist

Hello! I am an employment specialist with the Lynchburg team and I LOVE my job. I came to Stand Up with a background in human services specifically within the foster care system.  My passion is mental health and I love connecting clients and families to services that will enrich their lives. I am finishing my crisis counseling degree in the Spring!

I knew very little about Stand Up before applying, but in my 2 years here, I have learned what a beautiful place this is to work. We are ALWAYS looking for ways to put our clients first and cultivate environments that will be most beneficial to helping them succeed and have the best quality of life possible! When I get to watch my customers reach their goals and surpass all expectations, it thrills my heart and I am so lucky to be a part of that!

First Job: I was a swim instructor for the local YMCA

Hobbies: I am an avid reader! I spend most of my off time in the library or exploring my neighborhood, downtown! There is always something magical happening in our little corner of the world.

Favorite Quote:

"There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go up stream and find out why they’re falling in. -Desmond Tutu"