Emily grew up in Lake Elmo, MN. She spent a lot of time exploring the lake as a kid but really came to love the outdoors after spending a summer in a rural Honduran village when she was 17. She graduated from Augsburg College with degrees in Environmental Studies, Literature, and Spanish. At Augsburg she volunteered a lot with youth of the Cedar/Riverside Neighborhood, and came to WI to help get more urban youth outdoors. When she's not on the trail, Emily enjoys paddle boarding, running, and planning her next adventures.