Ellen is a Michigan native and relocated to Ft. Myers to soak up the delightful SW Florida sunshine. A graduate of Calvin College, she worked as an Art teacher in the Michigan schools since 1979. She taught children from kindergarten through adulthood, other teachers, and lectured at such places as Michigan Art Educators Association and the University of Michigan. She was instrumental in bringing quality Art education into classrooms and starting Art education programs in schools that had none. Ellen was the forerunner in integrating Art into classroom curriculum and has had the opportunity and pleasure to work with and train many student interns in the Art education field.
She is currently Art Director/Art Instructor with the North Ft Myers High School as well as founding member of Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral.
Currently, Ellen is a treasurer at DAAS Gallery in Ft. Myers, FL where she displays her works.