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A native of Redondo Beach, CA, Elena started playing golf at the age of 14. She transitioned from competitive figure skating to golf with the help of her father who introduced her to the game at Domingues Hills driving range. Elena spent the next three years competing at various junior golf events in the state of California. During that time, she helped create a women's golf team at Redondo Union high school and had a 50-0 record for three years. Elena won multiple Junior and high school golf tournaments and finished her junior golf career as the SCPGA leading points winner in the state of California. Following her junior year of high school, Elena accepted a college scholarship at Ferris State University where she majored in Criminal Justice. There she competed on the college golf team and won 5 collegiate tournaments, was a two time all American and NCAA Freshman of the year.
After graduating Elena spent the last 10 years traveling the world and playing professional golf. Some of her highlights include winning a professional event, playing in the 2013 US Open at Sebonac CC, competing on three Big Break TV shows aired on Golf Channel and crowned team champions on Big Break Dominican Republic. In addition, she has played on various professional tours including Symetra, Canadian, Australian and NWGA. Over the last ten years, Elena has specialized in corporate pro-ams and clinics and was a brand Ambassador for Volvik golf balls. Some of her formal golf education includes being certified in level 1 TPI which focuses on body and swing connection.