Elise is a lawyer practicing business law, estate planning and real estate at Pushor Mitchell LLP in Kelowna. Originally from the greater Vancouver area, Elise moved to the Okanagan in 2013 to practice law in a region teeming with potential for her to pursue an abundance of outdoor and recreational opportunities.

Already an avid hiker through university and law school, Elise recognizes the restorative power of “Vitamin N” (nature) to enhance well-being, increase energy and improve creative-thinking, concentration and vitality – all through a simple walk in the woods or listening to the sounds of rushing water and birdsong by a stream or lake. Elise’s idea of a perfect vacation is back-country camping and multi-day hiking. Some of her favourite treks in recent years include exploring the Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonia region of Chile, following the gold rush trail through territorial parks in the Yukon, and sleeping next to the crash of waves along the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.

When not travelling, Elise and her friends and family are weekend warriors who enjoy adventures close to home. Elise values how blessed we are in the Okanagan and Southern Interior of B.C. to have access to such diversity of wilderness areas and natural habitats. She joined the Souther Interior Land Trust Society as a director to help preserve the serenity and natural wonder of these ecosystems for future generations.