Hello, I’m Ellen


I’m an avid home cook, bookworm, and will never say no to a cinnamon roll.

I often binge-watch Bon Appetit’s videos on YouTube, and I always have a stack of borrowed cookbooks from the library on my coffee table. I keep a running list of ideas for my next food company in my journal.

My cooking inspiration starts with the hunt for ingredients. I love checking out new grocery stores, gourmet food shops, and farmers markets, often buying things that look good, without a recipe or plan in mind.

My recipes lean towards paleo, with a focus on in-season vegetables and sustainably raised meats. I tolerate dairy well, so you’ll often see yogurts and cheeses many of my dishes. I also sometimes include non-gluten grains such as sorghum and rice into my cooking, but only on occasion.

I’m Midwest grown, but I spent most of my 20’s living on the west coast. Now I’m living in Toronto with my husband, but still dreaming of returning to the coast someday. In Toronto, I work as a purchaser for health food stores, a job that I love.

Previous Experiences

HR Coordinator & Recruiter
Amazon AWS
Engaged passive candidates in the recruiting process and provided logistical management of leadership and executive candidates.
Kvlture Ferments Inc.
Developed a line of fermented salad dressings that used local ingredients and sold them at farmers markets.
Operations Manager
Develop operational systems and workflows to ensure consistency and quality for clients and candidates across all platforms and locations.
Product Manager
The Healthy Butcher
Research health food trends and seek out innovative products that excite customers and drive sales.
Western Washington University
Bellingham WA
Bachelors of Arts – Bio Anthropology
Ryerson University
Toronto ON
Nutrition and Food Studies
AmeriCorps Coordinator
Bellingham WA
Planned and executed large scale community events, including coordinating sponsorships with local organizations and businesses.
Crew Scheduler
SkyWest Airlines
Managed the schedule of crew members and aircrafts for over 1,200 daily flights

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