Emily grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, where she spent most of her time outside with friends, playing field hockey, soccer and lacrosse. She went to Gettysburg College where she studied psychology and political science, and was a member of the varsity field hockey team. Emily loved exploring Gettysburg and taking runs through the battlefields at sunrise and sunset. Always interested in exploring, adventure and wildlife, she caught the travel bug while studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia, taking every opportunity to experience what the region had to offer. From exploring the outback to trekking through rain forests, sailing the Whitsunday Islands to road-tripping the South Island of New Zealand, she couldn’t get enough. She returned to the States only to dream about where she would travel to next.
Emily started her career in public relations, working in New York City, Chicago and eventually Denver. She quickly fell in love with Colorado and living so close to the Rockies. After two years in Denver, her passion for travel and wildlife brought her to Nat Hab, where she works on the Operations team, managing trip logistics for South America destinations.
Emily is happiest when she’s in the mountains. She spends her time snowboarding, hiking, camping, playing soccer and enjoying local brews. She hopes to leave no stone unturned in Colorado, where it’s easy to find somewhere new to explore every weekend. Her travels so far include Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Iceland, Alaska, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.