Fundraising and Marketing Manager
Elise was born and raised in Washington state. She moved to San Diego in 2015 after attending the University of California Santa Barbara studying Global Studies. She has been involved in the nonprofit community ever since working in development. She has completed the Fundraising Academy through the Institute of Philanthropy and is working on her Certified Fund Raising Executive Certification in 2021. She brings experience in fundraising, donor development, and grant writing to the organization. She has a passion for mental health advocacy after finding her own success with yoga practice and physical movement as an additional treatment for PTSD symptoms. When she is not fundraising and advocating for Healing Wave Aquatics, you can find her and her dog hiking, camping, and doing anything outdoors in beautiful San Diego.