Elena Madrid Turman received her Bachelor of Art degree in Visual arts from Brigham Young University ('00), and earned her Utah teaching license in Secondary Art 6-12 from Dixie State University in 2014 which she actively maintains. She has taught art to children of all ages, ranging from pre-schoolers through seniors in high school. Since 2002 She has had the opportunity to teach for the Orem and Provo Challenger schools, and also throughout the Washington County School District, most recently as part time art faculty at Dixie Middle School. Elena is a former florist and has run business offices for two schools. When she has free time, she enjoys making art, working in her garden, spending time outside, and attending concerts. She has lived in the St. George area for seventeen years with her husband and their three children.