Ellen wears many hats ranging from puppeteer to face painter to actor to storyteller, at times successfully incorporating one or all of these skills into one entertaining package. Ellen is generous to a fault, sharing in a number of ways and settings including schools, senior homes, community centres, and museums.
Ellen and her husband Gord are co-chairs of the Program Committee at the Guelph Evergreen Seniors Cantre, a vibrant bubbling place. (They are most welcoming of any suggestions for new senior's programs.) There is a Storytelling Group for members of the Centre for Seniors.
This Web editor participated as narrator experiencing the moving story, A Bear In War, under Ellen's creative direction, infused with shadow puppets, sound effects, puppets, 'simple' set, shadow acting, student actors, . . .. We presented in a junior school auditorium filled with children and teachers (JK-Gr 6). The idiom, 'You could have heard a pin drop', applied.
Ellen has a pioneer collection of early Ontario artifacts that would make a museum proud. She offers full-day, participatory workshops with rave reviews.
Ellen offers African Drumming and Puppet workshops on behalf of the Guelph GoGo Grandmothers- a wonderful experience for children and teachers.