Elena joined Petersen in August of 2018 as the Firm’s receptionist. Her focus is on making life easier for her colleagues as well as Petersen’s extensive clientele. Elena strives to provide reliable, efficient, and adept support to the firm’s CPAs with the goal of achieving the best possible experience for clients.
Elena is a Yakima Valley native. Following middle school, Elena lived in New York City where she worked as a professional fashion model. She returned to Yakima to complete her high school education at Davis High School and thereafter attended college.
After studying at Central Washington University, Elena worked as an administrative assistant at a local law firm and became familiar with the skills and demands of supporting a busy professional office. Following her marriage, Elena left the firm and committed her time to raising her young family and tending to her family’s acreage.
Outside of the office, Elena enjoys spending time with her husband and son. When not consumed with landscaping and other outdoor projects at her home, she enjoys backpacking, yoga, crafting, and baking.