Elise is the Founder of Monkey Tail Ranch and is currently serving as President. Elise oversees the Service Dog, and Equine Training Program.
Before founding Monkey Tail Ranch, Elise Co-Founded Good Dog! Autism Companions. In 2006 Elise joined K9 Training Concepts as sole proprietress.
Prior to becoming a professional dog trainer, Elise was a Senior Director with YMCA of San Francisco, a Director for Bay Area Easter Seals, and also worked for Morgan Autism Center.
Elise has certified three Search & Rescue dogs, and was a Canine Search Specialist for FEMA California Task Force Four, Yosemite Search and Rescue (YODOGS) and other Search & Rescue organizations.
When not training dogs, running a nonprofit, or visiting clients, Elise is a competitive equestrian and enjoys training and competing her horses.