Elizabeth was born and raised in Colorado Springs. She lived for several years in Maryland, where she graduated from Montgomery College with an Associates Degree in Hospitality Management with a focus in Meeting, Conference and Event Planning.

She became sick after the birth of her child in 2010 and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at that time. After a bowel perforation in 2012, which resulted in an ileostomy, her diagnosis was changed to Crohn’s Disease. Her ileostomy was made permanent in March 2018.

Elizabeth has been a member of GWG since 2013 when she attended her first retreat in Texas. She has attended every retreat since then. She has made lifelong friends and sisters through this incredible organization and even met her now-wife, fellow GWG member Kayla, at a retreat.

In 2015, she returned to Colorado to work in the hospitality industry. She spends her time hanging out with her wife and son, Emmett, reading, binge-watching Netflix shows, and fangirling musical theater.

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