Elizabeth worked for Colorado Open Lands, a statewide land trust, for 10 years and served on the Board of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts for 12. In these positions, her responsibilities included the acquisition of conservation easements, Stewardship Program management, fundraising, communications and public relations. After moving, she continues to be actively involved by volunteering for the Southern California Council of Land Trusts. Elizabeth holds a B.A. from Radcliffe College, a M.P.A. from University of Southern California, and an M.B.A. in Finance from University of Denver.