Emerald was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. She received a bachelor's degree in legal studies at the United States Air Force Academy. Upon graduation, Emerald got stationed in Boston where she received her masters degree at Boston University, while serving as an Air Force Officer. Boston is also where she was introduced to Pure Barre. She loved the workout, but it was the community that kept her coming back. Since then, she’s been a Pure Barre instructor for 3 years. She got stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base and started teaching Pure Barre there, as well. Emerald enjoys challenging her clients and watching them grow. She loves building the Pure Barre community and welcomes anyone and everyone.