Elan is an animal lover born on April 26, 1984. She grew up in a low-income housing and was raised by her single and hard-working mother. Elan has been working since the young age of 9. She studied at Portland State University and became an active member of Health Occupations Students of America. Her knowledge in nutrition and nursing has already earned her several awards.
Elan is currently working on opening her own pet care center. She is also an animal rescue volunteer. She also helps in rehabilitating and encouraging good behavior of rescue dogs at the Oregon Humane Society.
Elan owns a purebred Giant Schnauzer named Kenji. She and Kenji enjoy hiking, playing at the river and spending some time at the dog park.
Team Elan and Kenji is one of the finalists in Greatest American Dog, a reality show on CBS searching for the most talented dog in the country. The winner of the series will take home $250,000.
STATS ON KENJI:
Breed: purebred Giant Schnauzer
Weight: 71 pounds
Color markings: Jet Black
Favorite toy: cuz ball and everlasting treat ball
Favorite food: chicken and rice
Best tricks: sit, down, roll over, Hi-Five