An Ohio native, Elia attended The Ohio State University, where she majored in International Business and Psychology. She is the mother of two active teenage boys and currently resides in Westerville. Elia also is an active tennis player, loves outdoor activities and frequently travels to Italy, specifically Alvito, a small town southeast of Rome to visit family. Growing up in a family involved in construction and other home-related businesses, she entered into real estate, earning her license immediately upon leaving college. Elia worked as an independent agent for many years; her decision to join The Raines Group was motivated by the teamwork environment and the way everyone works together to achieve the same goals.