Emily is a Portland native but she also has roots in Montana where she started her degree in wildlife and biology. She is currently studying with Oregon State University to finish her degree in wildlife sciences. Before joining Cinder Rock in August of 2019 Emily had worked at a busy 24 hour emergency veterinary clinic as a receptionist.

Working as a veterinary assistant allows Emily to enjoy not only her love for all the animals but also the science within veterinary medicine. Her personality of always wanting to help is a great asset throughout Cinder Rock. She is excited to learn more about animal behavior.

She lives with her husband Kekoa and their two cats; Link and Kaholo. Their malamute Sitka is no longer with us but Emily loves to reminisce and share stories of her big, fluffy friend. At home Emily likes to use her artistic talents painting and drawing.