Ellen has been with Lighthouse Ministries since June, 2016. Prior to coming to Lighthouse Ministries, she was Development Coordinator at a local homeless shelter.
She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Hollins University and an MA in English from Western Carolina University. Before coming to the nonprofit world, Ellen taught middle and high school English for five years, during which time she was the recipient of many grants and awards, including a fellowship from UNC to study education in India.
Ellen has participated in a variety of non-profit training and education programs hosted by The Lily Family School of Philanthropy, The Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University, Together SC, and Sisters of Charity.