Elaine graduated from Fenton High School in 2003. She then went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in History and English from Oakland University in 2007. She was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a history honors society. In 2010, Elaine received her teaching certificate from Grand Valley State University where she is currently pursuing her Master's in Education. Elaine was a competitive swimmer for 13 years, starting at age 9 and competing throughout college. She will compete in her first triathlon in the summer of 2011. In her free time she enjoys reading, the beach, food, spending time with friends and family and playing with her dog Winston.