Elise was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Roy, Utah. She studied at the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology Center, Salt Lake Community College, Weber State University, and Western Governors University. She began working as a dental assistant in June 1998 and still loves it today. She has worked for Dr Cooney since 2012 in both Pleasant View and Roy and is now happy to be with him in his own office in Syracuse. Elise is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has 4 children. She spends her free time working on her small ranch, camping, and playing outdoors with her family and many animals.