“The inspiration to anything I do is my father. He was someone who was an inspiration in my life, he was my hero, my role model, and I lost him four years ago. I’m always living my life hoping I’m at least half the man he was.”

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Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to admit she currently resides in Butler. She has spent most of her life working for her family at Sheffield Lanes and The Fallout Shelter, where she fixes bowling machines and drinks. You can see more of her photography on her website or follow her on Facebook.