Elia is the proud owner of Creative Canopy, established in 2012. Her love for the Richmond District community has been the inspiration in opening a creative arts studio. A place to teach a variety of sewing classes in interior and costume design for all ages. As well, to provide other artists an opportunity to offer their talent in various classes, workshops, and events. Elia has an Industrial Arts Degree from SFSU. Has been an honored member and officer in the Parent Teacher Association. Years as a staff member with the Children's Sunday Program, and the ASPIRE, after school program at St James Episcopal Church. A sewing instructor at the Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy. Assistant costume designer for Musical Theater Works. Lynn Douthit School of Dance costume designer, now 20 years. Wife, mother with three grownup sons. She has a passion to create what comes naturally.