Elyse was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. As a high school senior, she moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to compete with a nationally ranked swim team. Her talent was noticed by the University of Cincinnati, and Elyse was given a full-ride scholarship to swim for the Bearcats.
Elyse has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Science, and majored in Fashion Design. She has interned at national companies, including JC Penney’s, American Eagle Outfitters and Old Navy.
Elyse now lives in Chicago and has worked for small companies in the Chicago area as a freelance designer, and is continuing to develop a stronger writing portfolio. Elyse is currently working at Neiman-Marcus as a personal shopper’s assistant.