Ellie is a graduate of Adrian College where she played volleyball for 4 years as an attacker. She is in her 9th year as a coach to include various teams at the club and high school level at a variety of age groups. This is her 3rd year at Team Detroit. Ellie is also an assistant coach at Lawrence Tech University under head coach Ed Ruhl.
Ellie is a kindergarten teacher in Livonia and is attending Eastern Michigan University working towards a graduate degree. She enjoys playing in local adult volleyball tournaments, teaching, coaching, traveling, yoga, and anything to do with volleyball and kids.