Emily and her husband, Gregg, met in high school, married in college, and finished their degrees at the University of Illinois in Chicago. They discovered Galena in 1971, and moved there the very next year.

She was an active participant in the acquisition and development of the Gateway and Horseshoe Mound properties. Emily joined the JDCF board in 2016, and was named Vice President in 2020. She is honored to be a part of the JDCF organization, and hopes to continue to contribute to JDCF’s great legacy.