Emily M. Hedrick was born and raised in the small town of Cumberland in the mountains of Maryland. Growing up, she stayed busy with activities, a variety of interests, and lots of friends, but she didn’t like the comfortability of “staying home.” She yearned for a new adventure, in a new place, on her own.
Emily always dreamt of going away to a big college, and landed in Auburn, Alabama in August of 2011. She was “undecided,” so she tried a little bit of every major (or so it seemed). Building on her interests of communication and business, she found the public relations major as well as a passion for female education, leadership, and sustainability. In December 2016, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and was ready for another adventure.
Emily began working as The Communicator for Best Gurl, inc. in January 2017. During her first year, she has collaborated in strategic planning to promote Best Gurl products and services; created an editorial calendar, reinvigorated the social media platforms, planned marketing campaigns, and reworked and published a new company website. Through it all, she always had fun communicating with Best Gurl clients and principals.
When not working, Emily loves to listen to bluegrass music, especially The Infamous Stringdusters. Every Memorial Day weekend you can catch her back in her hometown, volunteering at DelFest, a bluegrass festival hosted by Del McCoury and family.