Born in Boulder, CO, Emily spent her early years in Nagoya, Japan and Manhattan, KS. She is a professional violinist, and is involved in various musical groups in the Denver metro area, including Monocle Band, Jesse Manley and His Band, Blow the Vault, and Sphere Ensemble. She is also a violin/fiddle instructor at Swallow Hill Music.
Emily received a Bachelor in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters of Music from the University of Colorado. In addition, Emily holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver. She has worked as a library technician for the USGS, the Bonfils-Stanton Music Library at the University of Denver, and for the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Emily has been at Sprocket since 2013.