Born and raised in Livermore California. Elise moved to Pittsburgh in 2014 and now identifies as a lifelong Pittsburgher. In 2015 during graduate school in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Food Studies at Chatham University, she enrolled in a New Product Development course with the owners of Wigle Whiskey. She has had the privilege of working with the company in various capacities ever since and is currently the Director of Marketing. In her free time, Elise enjoys quilting, yoga, and tasting new whiskeys.