Heather Emerson

Founder, Prep To Your Door

Heather’s mission is to change food through strengthening local food systems so that everybody wins: the community, our health, our planet.

Heather has spent the last 15 years rebuilding her life after being incarcerated for one year. Her promise upon release was to grow, be honest, and do good things.
After prison, she graduated from University of Texas with dual degrees in Mathematics and Linguistics, and in 2020 obtained her Masters from Harvard University, flying back and forth to Cambridge while applying curriculum to Prep To Your Door. In between degrees, she lived in New York for 5 years dressing celebrities and New York City’s socialites. While the lifestyle was extremely decadent and fun, Heather felt empty and unfulfilled, ultimately leading her back to Texas to start a company that provided a healthy, sustainable solution to our broken food system.

Heather vowed to create an ethos of products that customers trust: Prep To Your Door gives consumers options to freely shop with confidence and pride knowing they’re contributing to the Greater Good.

To date, PTYD has served over a half-million healthy, plant-based meals to our community, saved over a half-million plastic containers from landfills & purchased over 30,000 pounds of locally grown, organic Texas-grown produce. The average food travels 1500-2000 miles, but PTYD food travels an average of 200 miles, saving on emissions and promoting a hyper-local economy.

When she’s not at work, she’s playing with pugs, training for a triathlon, or working on other forms of self-improvement. She also never turns down a (large) bowl of Bluebell Ice Cream.