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Elise is a seasoned professional with a background in public relations, communications, and journalism. With experience as an editor, staff reporter, and publicist, she possesses strong writing, editing, and communication skills, along with a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling.


She is currently a regular contributing writer for HGTV. Her work has also been published in various regional and national publications including Condé Nast Traveler, The Seattle Times, Reader's Digest, and more. 


In her former role as a publicist for Jacob's Pillow, a prestigious dance presenter in the Berkshires, she secured placements in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and exclusives in The New York Times.

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