Emily was born in St. Louis, MO but raised in Newburgh, IN. She attended Castle High School and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana. Emily has been employed at Deaconess Health Systems for 16 years, and is currently an IT Supervisor. Dogs have always played an important role in Emily’s life. Growing up she always had family dogs teaching her responsibility, loyalty, and love. She has been a volunteer with It Takes A Village for many years participating in events and fostering many puppies. Emily has two rescues of her own, Bailey and Wrigley. She became a rescue and pitbull advocate when she adopted her first dog, Bailey, not knowing that she was a pitbull. After she started growing it was obvious and Emily had a mission to become an advocate for the breed. Wrigley was a foster that she just couldn’t let go and he became a full time member of her family. Emily, her husband Jeff, and son Cameron welcome the rescue life into their home and love each dog as if they were their own. Each rescue pup earns a picture spot on Emily’s “wall of dog” in her home.