Ellen brings a long history of community involvement to the board table. “I have a strong commitment to my community,“ Ellen says, “and I see the Legacy Society as an organization that contributes to its resilience and sustainability.” She has served as a director of many organizations since moving to Hills in 1975. For 19 years she worked at Lucerne Elementary-Secondary School, first in the office, then co-founding the Facilitated Learning Centre where she worked with both school age students and adult learners. A background in education and technology led her to work from home since 2004, training and supporting school districts and corporations in the field of online learning which she continues to do even though theoretically she is retired. When not at her desk, she is out and about with her camera, in the kitchen cooking and baking, or sitting at the sewing machine.