Emily grew up in Wallowa County and graduated from Wallowa High School in 2014. She completed an Associate of Science degree from Blue Mountain Community College and an EMT Certification from College of Southern Idaho. She moved back to Wallowa in 2017 and worked on her family’s cattle ranch. Before joining the Chrisman Development team in 2020, Emily worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry as a wildland firefighter. She plans on continuing her education through Eastern Oregon University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.