Elaine is originally from the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. She graduated from Lake Superior College with a degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, while she and her husband raised their two boys. After the boys graduated and were pursuing their dreams, Elaine decided to explore on her own. She was a traveler and took a position in Alaska at a Playful Learning Pediatric Therapy (PLPT) in 2013.

She found her passion and love in the challenge and rewards of working with newborns through teenage kids and their families. She has been employed with PLPT since the beginning of her Alaskan adventure.

She has education and experience with Cranial Nerve Dysfunction (CND) in the Pre-Crawling Baby, Infant Suck Training, Torticollis, and Head Molding in the Pre-Crawling Infant, Pre, and Post Frenectomy Oral Motor for the Pre-Crawling Baby. Additional education with general developmental delays, trauma, SOS Approach to Feeding: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders, Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, and Blomberg Rhythmic Movement Training.

Elaine enjoys spending time with her family and is especially fortunate to have Emelyn, her granddaughter, living in Anchorage. She also likes to travel, make jams, garden, fish, read, sew, and enjoy the beauty of Alaska.