Élise was born and raised in Quebec, Canada. She completed a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design at Laval University prior to moving to Maine to study Architecture. Her affinity for Maine began in her childhood years, when she attended summer camp here for numerous seasons. After completing her Bachelor degree in Architecture from the University of Maine at Augusta, Elise started her career at Knickerbocker Group and plans to eventually become a licensed architect. Élise loves to design according to form and function.

In her personal time, she spends her Sunday mornings volunteering at a dairy farm and is passionate about skiing and snowboarding at Sugarloaf with her fiancé. Other interests include playing the piano, traveling, and drawing animal portraits.