Emily Stark is great but I am not sure she is still working as a CFI there. Call again and Bob or someone should pick up. Not sure about her RV12 experience but I would have no concerns with her in any airplane in that role.
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.
RV6 - Builder/Flying
Fiat G.46 -(restoration in progress, if I have enough life left in me)
RV1 - Proud Pilot.