Emily Smith, the daughter of Larry and Kristie Wood, was born and raised in Sumner, Iowa. She graduated from Sumner-Fredericksburg High School and went on to graduate from Upper Iowa University and Des Moines Area Community College. Emily served her apprenticeship at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City, Iowa. She began work for Grau Funeral Homes in October of 2017.
Emily lives in Sumner, Iowa with her husband, Paul Smith, and their dog Gilly. In her free time Emily enjoys crafting and reading.