Since joining EPS in 2005, Ellen has worked on a wide variety of projects in the municipal finance, real estate, development and land use economics arena. Ellen’s professional expertise includes the areas of infrastructure finance, development impact fees, market and development feasibility, and economic and fiscal impact analysis.

Over the course of her 10 year career at EPS, Ellen has developed a keen interest in analyzing how the built environment relates to local economies and how land use policies, development incentives, and other mechanisms can be deployed to complement, catalyze, and sustain increased levels of economic activity.   Ellen enjoys confronting seemingly intractable real estate and municipal finance problems, developing robust technical models to highlight and understand key dynamics, and working collaboratively with all parties to develop innovative and workable resolutions.

Ellen graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration. Her undergraduate studies were completed at UC Davis, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Ellen is a member of the Urban Land Institute