Elisa was born into a family of movers and shakers. Her father, Bob, was a leader in the Free Speech Movement, arrested during the People’s Park Protest in Berkeley and friend of Terrance Mckenna and many other 60’s luminaries. He spent years dodging the Vietnam draft; living in solitude in the mountains for months at a time foraging for food and practicing yogic texts. Bob went on to found an intentional community, Full Circle Farm, that is still thriving 35 years later.
Her mother, Adriana, a passionate and brilliant artist fled her native Buenos Aires, Argentina during the military dictatorship in 1970 for a life of creative freedom in London and Ibiza. In 1981, she made a courageous move to Santa Barbara, CA as a single mother. Her intuition led her to Full Circle Farm where she met and eventually married Bob. Adriana is the creator and designer of the socially conscious jewelry company, Love Heals. Through her work, more than 1.5 million trees have been planted and many environmental and humanitarian projects have been funded.
Elisa’s eldest brother, Gunnar, is one of her greatest allies, collaborators and sources of inspiration. He is the founder of Thrive Market, an online retailer of healthy and organic foods at below retail cost. He is a true visionary in service to humanity and the Earth. Gunnar bought Elisa her first guitar when she was 10 years old and to this day, they love making music together.