A native of Baldwin, Florida, Elaine moved to Jacksonville upon her retirement from Duval County schools (Joseph Stilwell Middle School and James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory School) where she taught band, chorus, and music appreciation. In addition to CCCB, she is pianist at First Baptist Church in Baldwin.
Elaine works part time as dining room hostess at Chick Fil A to help earn money for her traveling which she enjoys both abroad and within the USA. She also enjoys quilting.
She has one son and one very spoiled loving cat.