Elana has a passion for the Arts and a diverse business background. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and a minor in Business French. Throughout her career, Elana has worked on a variety of industries, from consumer packaged goods, to consumer technology and entertainment. A significant chapter of her career was spent at Microsoft; first in the Canadian office and then at the Global Head Office in Seattle.
While living in Seattle, she developed a love of mosaic art. She was inspired by the very idea of mosaics: taking something broken and putting it together to form something new and beautiful. She invested in her mosaic education and decided to pursue a career as an artist, and is wrapping up work on a large-scale mosaic public art installation along the Region of Waterloo's ION light rail system.
Elana lives in Waterloo with her husband and two sons, and their dog Mitzi.