A native North Carolinian born with salt water in her veins, Elise has a lifelong background in the yachting industry. Her parents - industry veterans Dawn and Kermit Moffitt - exposed her to boating at an early age with her grandfather's Hatteras 36' sportfish as well as cruising trips to the Bahamas and around Europe; their careers also allowed her a glimpse at various aspects of the industry, including manufacturing, custom builds, and refits. After deciding that a career in yachting was her path forward, Elise helped her parents with their yacht interior design business in the summers and interned with a reputable custom sportfish builder, allowing her to experience many facets of yacht manufacturing.
In 2009 she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Meredith College with a Mass Communication degree and a minor in Professional Writing. Shortly after, she joined Horizon Yacht USA where her diverse yachting experiences, public relations knowledge, and customer-oriented skills are called upon to manage Horizon's marketing and branding as well as to help support clients throughout their new yacht build or purchasing process. In her down time, Elise likes to explore new places, spend time with family and friends, and go boating with her husband.