Emilee was raised in Oviedo, FL where she grew up riding and showing. After two years at Virginia Intermont College, Emilee transferred to St. Andrews. Emilee graduated from St. Andrews in 2015 with a B.A degree. She will complete her MBA in the Fall of 2020.
As an undergraduate student, Emilee competed successfully on the IHSA Hunter Seat Team. In 2014 she represented the team at IHSA Nationals in Harrisburg, PA. After graduation, Emilee worked as a Barn Manager and Trainer at a farm in Vanceboro, NC. Then moved to Wilmington, NC to serve as an IHSA coach for UNC-Wilmington as well an IEA coach for Old Homestead Farm.
As the Assistant Hunter Seat Coach, Emilee has helped coach several students on to IHSA Regionals, Zones, and Nationals alongside Coach Duda! In addition to serving as the Assistant Hunter Seat coach and event Manager, Emilee has also spent the past 5 summers serving as the Riding Director at YMCA – Camp Seafarer for girls.