Emily grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. She started playing volleyball in middle school and played for Grissom High School as well as Rocket City Volleyball Club. She attended Auburn University and played intramural and sand volleyball while there. Since college, she got married to Ben and moved to Richardson. She began coaching in 2014 with Victory to return to she sport she loved and make an impact on young women for Christ. In addition to Emily and Ben's fur baby, Major, they added another [human] baby, Ford, in January 2017. She is eager to jump back in after taking a season off to have her baby boy.