Elaine was born New York but has been a Coloradan since she was 17. She graduated from University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in English, received her JD from University of Denver and has been practicing law in Colorado for 25 years. Elaine lives in Boulder with her husband Paul and son Jack. Her daughter Anna attends Colorado College. In her free time, Elaine practices yoga, attends ballet classes, cooks, gardens and volunteers at her son’s charter school.