Emily grew up in Okemos and attending Williamston High School. She started her gymnastics career at the age of six and continued on and off for the next twelve years. She had to quit competitive gymnastics before her senior year of high school due to injuries. She now helps coach her high school team. In addition to working at The Therapy Institute, Emily works at Maru and attends Lansing Community College. She still lives in Okemos with her family and five cats.