Elisa began her creative career remodeling Craftsman homes in Sacramento and for the past thirty-five years her company, Stancil Studios, has provided decorative painting, gilding, and patterning for buildings throughout America and in Europe.
Her son James now owns the business and Elisa focuses on writing, architectural color and pattern design and volunteer work. Her first book, Jack London State Historic Park, is sold on Amazon and in bookstores as well as at both museums at the park. All proceeds benefit the park. Her new memoir, This or Something Better, is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and Bookshop. Her recently published essays can be seen on her website, www.elisastancillevine.com. Elisa enjoys outdoor life on Sonoma Mountain with her husband, Chuck Levine, and together they work to support Sonoma County through mentoring and volunteering.