Emily Ford is the owner of Carolina Core.  She is native to North Carolina and loves living close to her family.  Emily is passionate about the outdoors, which led her to Appalachian State University where she earned a BS in Nutrition and minor in Sustainable Development.  At Appalachian she became devoted to Pilates under the master instruction of Rebecca Quinn and Marianne Adams.  Emily completed the Appalachian State Pilates Teacher Training in 2005 after 900 hours of study and apprenticeship.  She completed a nutrition internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital and taught Pilates for Alycea Ungaro.  Currently, Emily works as a nutritionist at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC.  In her free time she loves to run and bike.  She is an avid cook and is devoted to spending quality time with friends and family.