Director of Adventure Travel & Client Services
Ellie is a Midwest Native, but when she's not hanging out in Chicago, playing beach volleyball or sailing on Lake Michigan, she LOVES to travel. From a young age, Ellie found inspiration in learning about different cultures and diverse landscapes. She left the US for the first time when she was 12, leaving her with a passion for exploring the world, and went on to study abroad while in Business School at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
After college, she worked at Havas, a Media Agency in Chicago, and continued to travel around the US and Europe. When a work opportunity took her to Australia for a year, she took two months to travel through India and Asia before returning home to work for Spark Foundry, a Publicis Media company.
In 2014, she visited South America for the first time, and fell in love. She would be back in 2017 and 2018 before deciding to leave the advertising agency life behind and team up with Venture Patagonia to help people discover this incredible part of the world.