The arc of Elena’s career and life story reflects her choices around living simply, protecting the environment, and promoting social justice. With 20+ years of leadership experience in nonprofit and for-profit communications and business development, she's helped many regional and national organizations promote missions relating to organic agriculture, sustainable living, social services, and the arts. Recent positions include helping High Mowing Organic Seeds and Circus Smirkus establish successful marketing programs and substantially grow their reach and revenue. Elena has received awards for packaging and print design and completed her B.A. in writing and design at Vermont College of Norwich University, as well as graduate studies in ecology, writing, and design at Goddard College. When she's not figuring out ways to broadcast ideas and engage with New Dreamers around the world, you can find her in her garden at a mountain trailhead in northern Vermont, snowshoeing with her two rescue dogs or biking with her husband and young daughter in the Northeast Kingdom.