Raised in North Central Washington, Ellie attended Johnson and Wales University in Denver, earning a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. She worked as a pastry chef in fine dining restaurants in Las Vegas for several years before relocating to Spokane with her husband, also a former chef.
Ellie joined Innovia Foundation as a program associate in 2021. She is inspired by the generosity and collaboration she has seen in the Inland Northwest, and she looks forward to engaging in life-changing work for the region.
In her free time, Ellie can be found hiking the trails of Mt. Spokane, browsing vintage stores, or picking fruit for a homemade pie at Green Bluff.
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