Elizabeth joined the Snohomish Community Food Bank in 2009 with an extensive background in Advertising and Public Relations. She was the Marketing Director at The Evergreen State Fair for eight years; CommUnity Campaign Coordinator in Florida; worked in Radio/TV for eight years in St. Louis, Missouri and San Francisco; and owned and operated a Specialty Advertising/Public Relations Company for six years.
Awards include Community Leadership Award, WA Association of School Administrators, 2017; Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International, 2015; Ruby Award from the Soroptimist International, 2015; the Community Citizen Award from the Garden City Grange, 2015; Excellence in Collaboration in 2011 and 2014 from Food LifeLine; Recognition for the School Supplies in a Backpack Program from the Snohomish School District, 2010; Outstanding Achievement from U.S. Conference of Mayors and two Addys for the Community Campaign; and the Mother Spaulding Young Award, Excellence in Humanities from Marysville University.
She is a graduate of Marysville University, St. Louis, Missouri with a major in Communications/Journalism and minors in Business and Political Science. She has been certified in Family History through the National Genealogical Society and Brigham Young University; and trained as a Public Information Officer by FEMA.
She is the proud mother of two daughters, Danielle and Elyssa, who both recently graduated from Washington State Universities.