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Born and raised in Somersworth, NH, Emmett Soldati is a small business owner, activist, and occasional provocateur. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Emmett spent the last decade working to connect and uplift the community he knows and loves: his hometown. He founded Teatotaller — a café that has blossomed into a hub of LGBTQ+ programming, community gatherings, and social justice activism. When he isn’t blending teas or laminating puff pastry, he works for an international nonprofit, FarmersFirst Africa, to support climate knowledge and food security for subsistence farmers.