Emily grew up in Northern Virginia, majored in English and Secondary Education at James Madison University, then moved to New Mexico to teach high school English on Navajo Nation. It was there where she met her husband, Keith, and acquired 2/3 of their animals. Emily and Keith moved to New Bern in May of 2018. For the past two years, God has continued to surprise them with new opportunities and chances to grow. She looks forward to seeing how God will use her to grow His Kingdom!