Our Board Members

Emily Stanley
President

Emily (she/her) has a BA in Anthropology from Davidson College and an MAT from Queens University of Charlotte. She spent four years in the classroom in North Carolina before moving into the corporate world. Before starting GEMS Girls, she also worked as an ice skating instructor and girls’ empowerment coach. She lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and infant son.

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Vice President

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Taylor Gulley
Secretary

Taylor (she/her) graduated from East Carolina University with a BA in Psychology and an MSW. Taylor has been a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist for seven years along with being a Certified Professional Trauma Therapist as of 2022. She is currently working as a therapist with CaroMont Health in Gastonia, NC.

Jessica Burns
Treasurer

Jessica (she/her) is a business owner in Charleston, SC. She obtained two college degrees, an AS in Operations Management and a BS in Project Management. She wants to show her daughter (5 years old) that girls and women can accomplish anything they put their minds to.

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Advisor

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AShbe Stanley
Advisor

Ashbe (he/him) graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in Communications. He has owned his business (E.A.S Preservation and More, LLC) since 2018 and currently lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and infant son.