Emily was born and raised in Colorado. She obtained her undergraduate degree in sports medicine at Colorado State University, and her Masters in Athletic Training from University Nebraska Omaha. While still in Colorado, she worked as an athletic trainer at her alma mater CSU, and then moved to Bend, Oregon to work with high school athletes for 9 years. Emily finished her masters of physician assistant studies through a program at Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado. After graduating, Emily and her husband came to Eastern Oregon as her husband grew up in Pendleton and knew there were great opportunities for recreation in this area. With their dog, Emily and her husband often enjoy horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, fishing and hunting. She is currently building her practice and welcomes new patients!