Born and raised in Texas, Elisha moved to Arizona in 2012 by way of California, while working as a dog trainer. Elisha joined AAWL’s behavior department in 2013, taking over as manager in 2015; adding intake in 2016 and dog training in 2019. Elisha has degrees in History, Biology and a Master's of Social Work. She uses these critical thinking, assessment, and development skills to help animals. Elisha played a critical role in developing AAWL’s transport partner program and coordinates the on-going program, not only managing the intake but coordinating AAWL’s reciprocal outreach to our partners. Elisha and her spouse reside in Phoenix with their 11 dogs, 10 of whom have special needs.