In 1991, Ellen was asked by Bob Collins to join the Robert B. Collins Agency in Pine Bush to learn the insurance business, and she went on to become a Licensed Insurance Agent in 1993. Although Bob Collins sold the business, Ellen remained with the agency until June 14, 2014. On June 16, 2014, Ellen joined William A. Smith & Son as an Affiliated Producer.

Ellen is a founding member of the Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce, and has served as Secretary, Vice-President, and currently holding the office of Presidency. She has also served as Secretary to the Wallkill East Rotary from 2012-2013, and currently serves as President. Ellen also serves on the Advisory Board for the Pine Bush High School Academy of Finance.

Having grown up on a small family farm in Walker Valley, NY, Ellen graduated from the Pine Bush Central School system.  She still resides in Pine Bush, enjoying all the area has to offer. She is the mother of four daughters, and now the grandmother of Selena & Christopher. When she is not working or serving the community, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, cycling, skiing, painting, and cooking with her girls.

To get in touch with Ellen, send her an email here.