After several years as an energetic and successful fundraiser, Ellen began consulting in the field of technology and philanthropy operations when her hair was dark and Windows 3.0 was hot. Decades later, Ellen continues to combine her love of the fast-paced technology environment with her experience in fundraising, accounting and nonprofit management to serve organizations. Higher education, healthcare, and other organizations with sophisticated operations have consulted with Ellen in areas of efficiency, staffing models, and transformative technology implementations. She has served clients as varied as UCONN Foundation, University of Arizona, University of South Carolina, American Museum of Natural History, Providence Healthcare System, World Wildlife Fund, and many others.

As speaker for international and regional conferences, Ellen consistently receives positive reviews for her engaging presentations. In addition to her CFRE, Ellen earned a BA from Marquette University, an MA from University California Santa Barbara, and certification in Capital Campaign Management from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Business.