Elise serves as the Archive and Distribution Associate, managing Kartemquin's digital collections, coordinating licensing and print traffic, as well as consulting on archival strategy with KTQ filmmakers. Elise joined the Kartemquin team in 2019, serving as the primary attendant to the Kartemquin Archive Project, a decades-long effort to inventory and preserve the aging media and ephemera from KTQ's 55 years of independent documentary filmmaking. Together with KTQ leadership and Consulting Archivist Carolyn Faber, Elise oversaw the donation of KTQ's legacy archive to its long term home at Washington University Film & Media Archive.
Before joining Kartemquin, Elise worked as an assistant in the John M. Flaxman Library Audiovisual Archives and the Gene Siskel Film Center. Elise holds a BFA in film, video, and animation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.