I'm a dreamer, I'm an activator, and I'm a storyteller.

Photo by Jaron Johns of Dei Gratia Photography

Photo by Jaron Johns of Dei Gratia Photography

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, I picked up my first video camera around age 10 when I started making short movies with my friends. Since then, I received my BA in Media Communication from Asbury University. I have professional experience from the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, the 2010 Winter Olympics, and as the Media Production Coordinator with the U.S. Department of State and University of Tennessee "Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative." 

I love spending time adventuring with my husband and baby girl in our Land Rover, hand-crafting clothes and toys, participating in activities with Harvest Church, and trying new coffee roasts in my aeropress.


Adept, capable, and competent beyond her years. A few descriptors that come to mind when thinking of Elisa.

She was tasteful when portraying female athletes in action and respectful of individual participant’s preferences for photo posting. Further, this caution carried over to her work on the social media platforms for the initiative. Due in large part to Elisa’s work with CSPS, the U.S. Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr sites experienced growth and success.

And, I was always impressed by how easily she carried what was a very heavy bag of equipment!
— Trina Bolton, U.S. Department of State