Prior to working with technology companies, Elizabeth travelled, taught, and performed on both French horn and trumpet around the world in countries as diverse as Kenya and Scotland. Her students have achieved top marks in RCM & ABRSM exams and many have graduated from top universities across Canada. For several years, she enjoyed working as a classroom music teacher during the year and Civilian Instructor teaching music to sea cadets during the summer.
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Music (Queen’s University), a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (minor: Communications) (University of Strathclyde), a Certificate in International Studies (Queen’s University), and a Master of Arts in Music Education (University of Toronto).
Elizabeth has sat on the boards of multiple organizations, including the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, and the Ottawa New Music Creators.
As part of her role on these boards, she has helped obtain funding from multiple groups, including SOCAN, the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
She has participated in peer reviews for both small and large (over $100,000) grant applications for the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa.