Emily grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and is a Pacific Northwesterner and Oregon Duck at heart. From a young age, Emily took a keen interest in the ocean world, coercing her parents to take her on many trips to the Oregon coast.
Emily continued her love of the ocean at the University of California at Santa Cruz where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marine biology. From hiking, swimming, fishing and kayaking in the summer to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, Emily is eager for any reason to spend time outside. During the non busy season she likes to escape the country and see the world.
Emily, along with her dog Cora, now calls San Juan Island her home year round.