Ellen is a life-long Minnesotan. She studied Fine Arts as well as Web and Graphic Design, earning her degree in Computer Graphic Design. She has spent her career working on marketing and creative teams in both the corporate as well as the non-profit sides of business. Additional interests and degrees along the way include earning a Mini Masters in Lean Enterprise from University of St Thomas–making her a certified efficiency expert–and she is a highly experienced and credentialed yoga teacher-trainer and fitness professional. Ellen is married to her husband Dave and has one adult son named Keller. Outside of marketing, she loves teaching many weekly yoga and Pilates classes and workshops, taking pottery classes, sailing or kayaking on Lake Minnetonka and Lake Superior, cycling off-road or at the gym, attending strength and cardio HIIT classes, enjoying local breweries, and spending weekends away with family.
My dream job would be…Costume and/or Set Designer
My first job was… Candy-striper (volunteer) at Methodist Hospital
When I’m not working, you’ll find me… at the gym or on a lake!
The best “unknown” restaurant I’ve been to is… Gardens of Salonica (amazing Greek food) in Minneapolis
My favorite food is… Hamburgers and fruit!
My favorite vacation spot is… Lake Superior (North Shore or Bayfield, WI), Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Biking Trails (Crosby, MN), Sweden, and Scotland!