Elaine’s two children were both raised as active members of the Chickenshed community from the age of six months old. Elaine herself is a lifelong supporter of the arts and has been a regular volunteer at Chickenshed in London among her other philanthropic activities.

An avid health and fitness enthusiast, she is certified as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, in various physical and mental disciplines, upon which she built a successful UK private practice.

In summer 2016, to support her husband’s appointment of CDO at the New York Public Library, Elaine and the family relocated New York City.