Elisabeth was born in San Francisco and lived in Oakland, California until she was 10 years old when her family made the dramatic move to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Already an enthusiastic lover of nature, she forged an even stronger connection to the natural world in Nova Scotia where her teenage years were spent camping and stargazing.
She holds a BFA from Concordia University where she learned the ropes of fundraising and sponsorship as the President of the Painting and Drawing Students Association. In Montreal, she was part of the Eco-Art Collective in Mile End, and served on the Board of Concordia University’s Alumni Association Fine Arts Chapter. She spent 5 years on beautiful Nantucket Island where she helped raise millions of dollars to protect Nantucket’s fragile and endangered ecosystems, and volunteered on the Board of the Nantucket Arts Council.
Elisabeth moved to British Columbia in 2010 to be closer to her family who now live in the Cowichan Valley. After working for several years as the Manager of Operations and Development at Craigdarroch Castle, she is thrilled to be at Sierra Club BC. In addition to meeting donors from around the province, she can be found meditating at the Shambhala Meditation Centre, snapping photos of food (and nature) or making art.