Elizabeth was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. After graduating high school, she moved to San Francisco and attended the University of San Francisco’s McLaren School of Business. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management & Marketing. Elizabeth struggled with addiction for the majority of her adult life. It took her several attempts at various treatment centers to find a successful life in recovery. Meanwhile, her friends and loved ones were dying from this disease and she could not understand how she managed to make it out alive. It has become her mission in life to create a treatment center that truly helped individuals recover from addiction. She founded Riverside Recovery in 2016 with partner and fiance Kirk.