Boards & Affiliations
Club Director, Patuxent Bird Club
AIRS Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC), 2022
Northern Michigan University, B.S. Environmental Studies and Sustainability with Minor in Dance
Ellen wears many hats on the Compass management team. She directs all maintenance and upkeep in our two offices, including furnishing, engaging contractors, and acquiring supplies. Ellen also works closely with our IT contractors and employees concerning all technology needs. In addition, she works with the Vice President of Operations on human resource matters, with respect to employee sourcing, conducting interviews, hiring, and on-boarding. She directs the marketing committee for Compass, including website and brand development, event planning, composing newsletters, and advertising. Ellen also oversees the Staff Assistant position in our Annapolis office.
In addition to Ellen’s management roles, she Chairs the firm’s Sustainability Committee where she facilitates energy-saving, recycling measures, and sustainable practices for Compass as well as coordinating volunteer efforts in the community.
Prior to joining Compass in early 2020, she spent 5 years working seasonally in environmental education and adventure tourism. She has held positions such as ski rental tech, whitewater rafting scheduling and logistics in Colorado, and a visitor services internship with the Fish & Wildlife Service in Michigan. She worked in the field as an educator on the Chesapeake Bay, as well as a group leader in Denali National Park where she led learning vacations across the state of Alaska.
Originally from Harford County, Maryland, Ellen enjoys hiking and skiing with her husband, dancing the tango, and being outside.