Emilly is from Georges River, Nova Scotia, and is a 2018 graduate of Memorial High School, she is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in the Environment program at Cape Breton University for the fall of 2018.

In April of 2017, Emilly began volunteering at Celtic Creatures through her schools co-operative education program, when she was then hired on as a part-time kennel hand in June of 2017.

Emilly has a large fur family including three dogs (Berta, Roxy, and Charlie), two horses (Prissy and Shadow) a guinea-pig named Henry, and a rabbit named Oliver.

In her spare time, Emilly enjoys crafting, hiking, attending horse shows, being with her animals and spending as much time as possible outdoors