Emily was elected as the West Wendover Mayor on November 6, 2012. Emily had been serving as a Council Member since February 7, 2006, when she filled the open vacancy left by departing Council Member Viola Troyan.
Emily and her husband moved to West Wendover in June of 1997 seeking employment opportunities. She was hired shortly after moving to West Wendover by the Peppermill Hotel & Casino as the Human Resources Secretary and two years later, in August of 1999, was promoted to the Payroll Manager at a sister-company, the Rainbow Hotel & Casino. In August of 2005, Emily left her employment in order to spend some time with her young children. A year later, she returned to work in her previous position as Payroll Manager for the Rainbow Hotel & Casino. Emily and her husband have five children with another on the way.
Emily has served on the West Wendover Elementary PTO for three years as well as serving as its President. She has also served as a member of the Miss Wendover Scholarship Program Committee as well as being involved in various other community organizations. Emily considers herself to be very dedicated to the continued growth of the community and when asked what she most enjoys doing during her spare time, she said, "I love to spend time with my kids and their scrapbook".