Emily grew up in the Kalamazoo, MI area. She went to college at Cedarville University, where she volunteered for four years with 4 Paws for Ability’s service dog program as a foster and onsite volunteer. This helped her discover her love of working with dogs, so after college, she was hired as a Training Assistant at 4 Paws. Eventually, she was given an opportunity to work as a Dog Program Intern at Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, so she relocated to Maui for six months to work with their program. Following this, she relocated to Indiana to work with a pet dog training organization. However, her passion led her back to the service dog world with The Ability Center, and she looks forward to using her varied experience to work with the Assistance Dogs here.