Elena was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She went to boarding school with Catholic nuns. Elena has always been an enthusiastic entrepreneur. She worked for Italian multinational Olivetti as an account manager before opening her own distribution company Macoformas. In 2000 she moved to Alaska to start a new life along with her daughters and family. In 2004 she earned her Real Estate license. She also worked from 2007-2008 as an advocated for chronic homelessness in Anchorage through AFACT. Elena went to UAA from 2007-2011 and studied Nursing and English. As a Realtor she takes pride in her professionalism and dedication to her clients. She is grateful for all that her job has enabled her to achieve for her, her family, her clients and the community. She lives in Anchorage with her husband and daughters.