Ellen is an entrepreneur, a mom, an outdoor enthusiast, a world traveler, and a creative. She is inspired by those around her and strives to build community through her work. She LOVES what she does, even though every single day is a new challenge. Ellen was born and raised in Portland, OR, and moved overseas after college. She has lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, Kathmandu, Nepal, and Tel Aviv, Israel). She moved back to the US in the fall of 2013, heading for Portland, with what she thought would be a short stopover in NYC. That was 8 years ago and now she has settled in Maplewood, NJ. Ellen started Evergreen Activewear while she was pregnant with her son, during COVID as her previous business as an Event Planner was on a major pause. It has been an adventure to create an apparel company during a time filled with great supply chain shortages and shipping issues, but Ellen is making due!