Élise Bolduc was born and raised in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec, Canada.  Her affinity with Maine began in her childhood years, when she attended summer camp here for numerous seasons. Élise completed a bachelor’s degree in graphic design in Quebec City prior to moving to Maine to study architecture at the University of Maine at Augusta. She is currently an architectural designer at Knickerbocker Group.

Élise currently lives in Hallowell with her husband Ben, their dog Hamilton, rabbits Rupert and Mathilda, and cats Cecilia and Alfred. She has a passion for animals and volunteers in a shelter each week. During her free time, Élise enjoys skiing and snowboarding at Sugarloaf, playing the piano, traveling, and cruising the back roads of Maine on her motorcycle.

Recipient of a 2019 AIA Maine Design Award for Cows and the Dairy Barn