The elle team

Danielle Gano

Founder, CEO

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt


MUST-HAVE ITEM: My Weimaraner, Sir Weylin Von Barrington. Girl’s best friend.

INSPIRATIONAL GO-TO: Anywhere I can strap on my shoes and run! Whether on a beach or a treadmill, running is my form of meditation and I bring along a notepad for all the problem solving I do along the way. I'm so blessed to live by the beach and no matter how tough a day might be, a quick run in the sand always seems to be the perfect reminder of perspective.

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK: In every way, every day I can. I was blessed with certain talents and I believe it’s my duty to use those talents to help other people – whether it’s an entrepreneur whose business I am helping to grow or a philanthropic cause we are working with. Through our work, we represent a lot of charitable causes and social enterprises, as well as volunteering together frequently as a team. In my personal life, I get involved everywhere I can – from small acts like donating things I no longer need or being extra conscious of my personal carbon footprint to larger commitments like fundraising for half marathons and serving on UNICEF's NextGen Committee.

Emily Aschbrenner



MUST-HAVE ITEM: A good moleskin notebook.

INSPIRATIONAL GO-TO: A run on the beach. I find that getting out into the open air with movement and vigor always leads me to discover something new, not to mention helps me to pause and appreciate the beauty of my surroundings.

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK: Since I was blessed with access to great food both in my childhood and career, I’ve developed a huge appreciation for the value of a good meal. I like to give back by sharing that, whether it means volunteering an afternoon at a soup kitchen or the food bank or cooking dinner for the people I love. What nourishes the body nourishes the soul, and by sharing a meal or making it more possible for someone to do the same, I feel like I’m cultivating and sustaining the well-being of others.

Molly Borchers

Account Supervisor

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: "You have exactly one life in which to do everything you'll ever do. Act accordingly." -- Colin Wright

WHERE ARE YOU FROM: The land of snow and big ten football: Ohio! I was born in Cincinnati.

MUST-HAVE ITEM: My iPhone. I would be lost without it!

INSPIRATIONAL GO-TO: Yoga. When I'm at yoga, I'm able to live in the moment (for once!) and quiet my mind. It's in those quiet crevices the mind where you discover the biggest breakthroughs in your life.

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK: I am passionate about women's issues. In San Diego, I hope to volunteer for an organization that advocates for women or that fights human trafficking. Otherwise, I think it's important to simply be kind to others every day.

Kristen Conahan

Senior Publicist

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: ‘I strive to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.’

WHERE ARE YOU FROM: San Diego originally, but lived in New York after college. I am now very happy to call Los Angeles home.

MUST-HAVE ITEM: My morning coffee, Coffee Bean preferably - another reason to be happy about my West Coast move.

INSPIRATIONAL GO-TO: Travel. Learning about other cultures and how others are living is one of the most important things I could have done for myself, thus far. Many of our clients have a great understanding of this and have gained compassion, knowledge, appreciation for what we have, through their travels.

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK: Service – volunteering at my church, as well as with the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation whenever time permits.

Bernadette Fahey

Senior Publicist

Amanda Billingham

Senior Publicist

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: "An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all" -Oscar Wilde

WHERE ARE YOU FROM: Toms River, New Jersey

MUST-HAVE ITEM: Morning coffee, lipstick & my Yorkie, Madison Mae.

INSPIRATIONAL GO-TO: The beach. Whether it is riding my bike, taking a run or just sitting in the sand, the sound of the waves and pure ocean air always helps center me and brings clarity to my life, allowing me to create and discover in new ways.

HOW I GIVE BACK: I have always had a deep love and compassion for all animals and their well being. I recently worked with Leave No Paws Behind, a none for profit rescue organization base out of Burbank, California, lending PR servies to help raise awareness for their "Virtual Tour Across America" which raised money and saved thousands of dogs lives from high-kill shelters. I continuely support local shelters, attending fundraisers and volunteering to raise awareness and help be apart of a solution.

Jenny Cavaoili

Senior Publicist

Lindsey Palmer

PR Assistant

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt



INSPIRATIONAL ITEM: A hot, candlelight yoga class always brings clarity to my life. All I need is my mat and my breath to feel inspired, rejuvenated and challenged.

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK: I am passionate about our youth living an active and healthy lifestyle, so I volunteer my time and coach recreational gymnastics and dance classes. I am also involved in the local Boys & Girls Club.

Jessica McAlister

VIP Relations Manager

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: "You can never be overdressed or overeducated" - Oscar Wilde

WHERE ARE YOU FROM: San Diego, California

MUST-HAVE ITEM: iPhone, Kings Road soy latte daily, chapsick & a fresh stack of magazines

INSPIRATIONAL GO-TO: Yoga when I can, avid beach bike rides, strolling art galleries by myself, and flipping through my too many beautiful coffee table books.

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK: Having been blessed with a family that is adamant about giving more then you receive, I have been volunteering with various organizations since I could remember. Today I sit on the board of a young group of philanthropists (Generation Philanthropy) striving to influence the next up and coming team of successful go getters in Los Angeles along with aim to volunteer locally as much as possible.

Christina Le

Junior Publicist

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau



INSPIRATIONAL GO-TO: My friends and family

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK: I participate in races and marathons that support a particular cause, charity or organization.

Robin Canedy


Stacey Yip

Junior Publicist

Brittany Eustis

Entertainment Relations Manager

Brooke Curtis

PR Assistant