Elli is a connector and a people person—she honed these traits during nearly a decade of service as tribal liaison and staff assistant to United States Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota.
She operates the Foundation’s western branch office from her home in Hosmer, SD, and has done so since 2011. She telecommutes to the Saint Paul office daily, where she can often be seen on large-screen televisions in conference rooms. Elli works across all the Foundation’s program areas to assist in the development of strategy as well as outreach, promotion and grantee selection.
When she’s not trekking the region for work, Elli and her husband Joe, along with their two young boys, enjoy walleye fishing south of Mobridge or anywhere else they can drop a line. Elli also teaches Sunday School at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hosmer and serves on the school board for Edmunds Central School District.
If ever Elli can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call her!