Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Bethesda, MD, Ellen is active in the community and has served on many not-for-profit boards. She is the proud mom of Sarah, who graduated with her Masters from NC State in 2013, and Jennifer, who is finishing her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having a Terp, a Tarheel and a member of the Wolfpack all in the same family makes for a house occasionally divided – especially during basketball season! Ellen loves to be outdoors – especially by the water and when the weather is warm. She spends much of her time outside running, cycling and gardening and usually accompanied by her 2 dogs, Bella, a golden retriever and Sam, a black pom-poo.