Elke Govertsen is an entrepreneur and mom. She was raised between Alaska and Montana, with her first business at the age of 16 as a welder. She now publishes mamalode, does creative work, custom publishing, small business coaching, speaking, photography and writing. Her two sons like her job, in particular when it lands them gigs as Lego product testers, or billboard models.

Her background is in Therapeutic Recreation which taught her not only how to create something out of nothing, but also how to make it something special. She has worked as an adaptive recreation director, Pilates instructor, welder, publisher and more. She is at her best when she is creative and someone else is doing the laundry.

Elke Govertsen