Member at Large
Elaina Ilminen is a senior writer and editor at AHA Inc. Originally from northern Wisconsin, She’s lived in the Pacific Northwest for 6 years. Elaina earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin Superior. She worked as an award-winning journalist in Wyoming for two years. While there, she got involved in the community as a volunteer firefighter for Laramie County Fire District No. 5. She then went on to gain her master’s degree in Creative Advertising at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. When she returned to the US, Elaina lived in Minneapolis for several years and fell in love with the local arts scene. She has always enjoyed painting, drawing, writing, and other crafts. She believes in the way art creates connection and shares expression of diverse views and experiences.