Ellie is a Louisville native who you might’ve seen knock on your door to talk about free trees.

She is most passionate about building relationships with residents, and helping them choose what trees they want for their property. She enjoys leading volunteer greenhouse and planting groups and throwing a shovel in the ground.

Ellie enjoys working at LG as she daily increases both her knowledge on tree species and her curiosity of the natural world. Trees provide numerous environmental, aesthetic and health benefits and Ellie will happily tell you all about it. She is extremely grateful to have a role where she can be outside speaking with the community most days and trying to find places to put more trees into the ground (especially her current favorite tree, the tulip poplar.)

Ellie graduated from Centre College where she discovered her interest in working in environmental justice.

She currently lives in Germantown with human friends and cat-friend Gizmo. She enjoys hiking, gardening, yoga, and is always exploring new hot sauces and music. She hopes that planting trees can bring shade and peace to both the current and future residents all around our city.