Elise is a Missouri native who graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Anthropology and Human Biology in 2015 and from Washington University in St. Louis with a M.A. in Nonprofit Management in 2020. After moving to Durango in November of 2020 to be near so many wonderful outdoor activities, Elise decided to change career paths and explore her love of animals by accepting a position at Riverview Animal Hospital. She currently serves as Assistant Hospital Manager and when she is not handling administrative duties, you can find her working behind the front desk or serving as a veterinary assistant. When she is not at work, you can find Elise with her fiance and two puppies hanging out around the fire pit, planning their next great road trip, or driving downtown to play Pokemon Go. Elise also enjoys acrylic painting, reading, and spending time outdoors.