Emily grew up in Chicago, Illinois and although she has adopted New York City as her new home, she's never quite been able to leave her Midwestern roots behind. Never the kind of girl to dream about her wedding day and the big white dress, Emily instead dreamed of working in fashion. The first dress she made was when she was 9 years old out of one of her mother's old pillowcases. Following her passion she left Chicago and headed to Savannah College of Art and Design to study Fashion Design.
After graduation she decided to move to New York City. She rented an apartment sight unseen from an ad in the paper, packed two suitcases and hopped on a flight to Manhattan with no job and no idea what she was going to do. After an internship with a couture eveningwear designer, a job offer came in from the last sector of the fashion industry she would expect – the bridal industry. Intrigued at the prospect, Emily took the job and dove head first into the petticoats. A short 6 months later she got another call, from Amsale. Emily signed on as the Fittings Manager at the Amsale Flagship Salon. Over the next 8 years she made a home at Amsale. She moved over to the Corporate Office and into the role of Account Executive for the Amsale collection. The position required extensive travel and long hours and in 2007 Emily found herself wanting to settle down. Not wanting to leave the company where she "grew up" she elected to move back to the Flagship Salon on Madison Avenue where she started her journey 5 years before, only this time in the role of Sales Consultant. Her move paid off both professionally and personally. She found she absolutely loved working with brides at the Flagship Salon and not traveling so much allowed her to meet her future husband! One of the most meaningful moments in her career was getting to walk down the aisle in an Amsale gown!
Emily loves her job but not just because of the pretty white dresses. Her real passion comes from the people she works with and the people she meets. Her co-workers have become her family. Each new bride is an opportunity for Emily to meet someone new and she loves getting to know their stories.