Elissa was born in upstate New York but recently moved to Denver after falling in love with the area after a weekend visit. Prior to her move, Elissa earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Rochester. Some of Elissa’s favorite hobbies include hiking, running, rock climbing, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors with her dog, Charlie.
Charlie is a Certified Therapy Dog who attends many SOAR events. His favorite activities include playing fetch, chasing bubbles, swimming, and getting belly rubs.