Ellen is a USATF Certified Level 2 Endurance/Athletic Coach, and works as an Outdoor Fitness Coach in the Vail Valley. She is the Coach/Manager of the US Women's Mountain Running Team. She is the only American woman to climb Mt. Everest from both Nepal and Tibet 2 (1 of 5 women in the world) and she works guiding treks and climbs in the Himalaya. Beyond her world-wide extensive climbing resume, Ellen has also climbed other Himalayan 8000-meter peaks Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Manaslu in 2010. In 2013, she became the second woman in history to climb Nuptse, and complete the "Everest Trilogy.' In 2002, she was voted Colorado Sportswoman of the Year for longevity and achievement in athletics. Ellen takes pride in helping people at any ability level, reach their potential in fitness and wellness. As a bi-lateral hip replacement recipient, she supports and encourages other aging athletes to continue their pursuit of passion in sports.