Emily is originally from Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina and grew up loving all animals – a trait that was fostered by her father. She was one of the founders of M.A.M.A.S., back in 2001 and on the original board, so she has seen the shelter evolve through the years. The most profound change has been becoming a no-kill rescue, after starting out being a kill shelter, forced to euthanize for space. She has remained on the board and now serves as Secretary. After many years in education, Emily is now retired but stays busy by being involved with M.A.M.A.S. and serving on several other community organization’s boards. She is a great cook and frequently entertains volunteers and participants when M.A.M.A.S. conducts work days or hosts board meetings. She lives in Denmark, South Carolina, with husband, Joey, and their three dogs, Pooh Beah, Dot, and Chance. Joey is a past President of M.A.M.A.S. and is now serving on the County Council and still volunteers with food transports and helping M.A.M.A.S. any way he can.