Elise is a Missouri native who graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Anthropology & Human Biology and from Washington University in St. Louis with a M.A. in Nonprofit Management. After working in the nonprofit sector in several different capacities since graduating from college, Elise moved to Durango in November 2020 and, wanting to explore a lifelong passion for animals, decided to change career paths by pursuing a job in the veterinary field. Elise currently serves as both a kennel tech and a receptionist. In her free time, you can find Elise downtown playing Pokemon Go with her fiancé, walking her two puppies (Azula and Katara), or painting.