Emily is a graduate of Floyd Central High School and from Webster Conservatory in St. Louis where she received a BFA degree in Musical Theatre, while simultaneously getting a BA in Business Management with a minor in Marketing from Webster University.
After college, Emily embraced her theatre degree and became a company member at Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals and Theatre Under the Stars, in Houston, TX. She performed with them and other companies around the country for over six years and out of the country in Aruba. During that time Emily also had the opportunity to work on the administration/production side as the Company Manager, Choreographer, Casting Director, Stage Manager, and Assistant Director on various productions. During this time, Emily also began her career in voice-overs with ADV films and commercial work. She was also one of the first staff members/teachers of an early education music class called Fundamentally Music, which has now grown Texas-wide.
Before moving back to Southern Indiana in 2009, Emily had other opportunities in event management, fundraising, and public relations with Houston-based companies; Vollmer PR, Shelton & Caudle (on contract with NASA), The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and City Kitchen Catering. Since returning home she was hired as the Development Director at St. Francis Schools in Kentucky, however, since 2015, she was thrilled to have landed at the American Red Cross as their Senior Major Gift Officer for the Southern Indiana and Kentucky Region. This past year, Emily was also offered the position of CELEBRATION choir director at St. Marks UCC in New Albany and was named to the Grants Committee of the Horseshoe Foundation of Southern Indiana.
Emily is blessed with three children; Caroline (7th grade), Catherine (5th grade), and Alexander (2nd Grade).