Emily grew up in a suburb of San Diego. After graduating high school, she moved north to attend Sonoma State University. While attending SSU, Emily took on different leadership roles in her sorority, maintaining a balance of curriculum and Coors Light, and participated in philanthropic activities. Her favorite being a ``Running Buddy`` with Girls on the Run Sonoma County.
During her junior year, Emily’s first job in the wine industry was with Paradise Ridge as a Tasting Room Associate. It was here she learned the ins and outs of the industry and fell in love with what Sonoma County has to offer. During her studies, she was passionate about how a new generation of wine consumers would change the wine industry forever and from this had her first publication on WineBusiness.com in 2016. Emily later graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a concentration in Wine Business Strategies in 2017. Shortly after graduating, Emily moved on to work for a large winery based in Napa. After some time, Emily realized her heart was still with Paradise, and she returned in 2018. In her free time, Emily enjoys time outdoors, soaking up the sun and spending time at the park with her two retrievers.