Else has lived and worked in Camphill since 1970. She began her training for curative education in Scotland and completed it in Camphill Special School (Beaver Run) in 1973. As well as raising a large family she has worked as a house parent, a teacher and a workshop leader. She has produced many puppet shows, plays and festival productions, both with children and adults. She did the Youth Guidance training in Soltane. Currently she is completing a course for art therapy, which she has begun to use both for children and adults in the community context.