Ellen is a Graduate of Stillwater Central School. She owns a small business in the Village of Stillwater which she has operated for 22 years and is a lifelong resident. Ellen served as a Village Trustee from April of 2009 to April of 2015, before joining the Town Board as an appointment until 2015.
Ellen served on the Village Committee for the Water Department, Building Department, Parks and Recreation Committee, Grants Coordination Committee and Website Committee Chairperson. She served as the Chairperson for the “Safe Routes To School” Sidewalk Project, Village Comprehensive Plan Review and is on the Committee for the Stillwater Hudson River Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. Ellen also served as a Zoning Board of Appeals liaison as well as the liaison to the Village Fire Department.
Ellen is the proud mother of 2 sons, Tim (Heather) and Nick, and grandmother to grandson Zakary and granddaughter Dakota, all who are residents of Stillwater.