Elizabeth is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. As a child, her father would take her and her siblings on the weekends to explore the ghost towns and cemeteries of the abandoned mining camps in Southern Nevada where he had spent his youth. On the Irish side of her family, both her mother and grandmother were clairvoyant and â€˜in touchâ€™ with those who had already passed on. Elizabeth grew up listening to stories of fairies and ghosts, (or as they are called in the Irish, Thevshi, pronounced Taidhbhse in the Gaelic), who live in a state intermediary between this life and the next. They are held there by some earthly longing, some duty unfulfilled, or anger against the living. Those who die suddenly, more commonly than others, are believed to become haunting Ghosts. They go about moving the furniture, and in every way trying to attract attention. Between her motherâ€™s fey gifts and her fatherâ€™s love of history and cemeteries, Elizabeth grew up with an acceptance of the mystical, the marvelous and the unexplainable. She personally experienced her first crisis haunting in May 2000.
She has a degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in History from the University of Texas at Austin. As the family historian, she has researched the lives, lore and unexplainable mysteries of both sides of her family tree. She is also her familyâ€™s â€˜designated tour guideâ€™ for all outings and vacations including trips to Italy, Paris, Montreal, Quebec, Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., Nashville, Virginia City and Gettysburg along with numerous other locations.
Since 2006, she has been involved in coordinating and giving historical and educational tours to elementary through high school age students. Elizabeth eagerly joined ranks with the Haunted Texas Tour Guides in June of 2008. The combination of history and hauntings was too much for a person of her nature to resist.