Ellie comes to poker through a scientific background. She is a forensic scientist by education – a Board Certified Toxicology, a Certified Quality Auditor, molecular biologist and consultant with extensive R&D experience in high complexity clinical laboratory environments. Ellie is currently working towards a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Biological Anthropology from the University of Utah. Ellie plays poker recreationally and noticed a lot of players posting hands in forums in order to get advice. So many of the players wanted access to coaching, but were unable to connect with a professional, or the price point for a professional session was out of reach. She had an ah-ha moment and endeavored to create a platform for recreational players to easily record poker hands, coupled with a pipeline to top professionals players for quick one-time coaching access…and so Poker Elephant was born.
Lena Evans is a two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Champion, as well as CEO of Helix Poker, a mid-stakes tour organizer and marketing firm.Evans is the founder of Poker League of Nations, the world’s largest women’s poker organization.Outside of the poker industry, she is an award-winning philanthropist.Evans acquired an equity stake in Poker Elephant in 2019.Deeply connected in multiple areas of the poker industry and considered a top marketing professional, her focus is to lead the app’s promotions and marketing strategies to increase awareness across the gaming space and positioning partnerships with poker pros and the industry.
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