Elise is a founding staff member and former Managing Director of ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social, and environmental returns. She is co-founder of Seattle Impact Investors Group, now Seattle Toniic, and has served on numerous boards including Washington Progress Alliance, Conservation NW and the Executive Committee of the 100% Network, a global group of investors dedicated to moving all of their assets into impact investments.
She began her business career raising angora goats and rabbits to create custom home furnishings from their wool and has worked for both foundations and nonprofits as consultant, executive staff, and board member, holding positions in development, strategic planning, and senior management.
Elise holds a MS in Management from Antioch University and a BA from Yale University. When not actively engaged in making the world a better place, Elise rows a single shell, cooks, gardens, hikes, skis, and loves to travel.