Ellie is 18 years old and lives in Pacific Palisades, Calif. with both of her parents. Her bubbly personality, accompanied by her smile, hides a fragile and emotional girl within. Having always been a poor student, Ellie was allowed to flow through the system until high school when, not knowing what to do with her, she was placed in a special education class. Discouraged by the transfer, Ellie decided to give up on following her father’s lead to become a veterinarian and instead stopped going to school. One thing Ellie does excel in is music. She can play the ukulele, mandolin and guitar, but her parents do not support her musical aspirations and would like her to pursue something in the medical field.