Elli grew up in a small town in Skagit Valley, WA. She attended Skagit Valley Community College on a softball scholarship and received an Associate of Arts. Then went on to attend Boise State University and received a bachelor's degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus in Business & Leadership.
After college, Elli and her husband traveled the PNW and returned to Skagit Valley to start a family. They have three kids; Asher, Emery & Hayden. Elli has a history in marketing for several companies and volunteers with several local organizations.