Elissa feels lucky to call Telluride home, and Mountainfilm is, without a doubt, her favorite weekend of the year. After volunteering for the festival for five years, she stepped into a new role as a theater emcee. Elissa is the adult programs coordinator at the Wilkinson Public Library, a strong contender for the radest library in the universe. In her free time, she enjoys performing with Telluride Theatre and is also an avid mountain biker, rock and ice climber, rafter and skier. She thinks nature and ice cream are the coolest. When she grows up, she hopes to be a river otter.