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Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Birth NameHolly Elissa Dignard
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Elissa is a Canadian filmmaker, artist, ecofeminist, and NGO founder (Caleb's Hope and Move Together Foundation) with Asperger's. As filmmaker and producer, she believes working with talent globally creates engaging, diverse, thought-provoking work with a unique point of view. After her own blunders in well-intentioned foreign aid, she is an advocate for challenging colonial narratives and tired aid models in African nations. A believer in life-long learning and personal expansion, Elissa is nearing her final year of law school; her specialty focusing on international law and how it relates to human rights, women's rights, environmental law and animal law. She practices Earth-based spirituality and is a student of Buddhism and yogic traditions; as such she is devoted to the ten living principles of yoga and a bodhicitta path. As an ecofeminist, she rejects speciesism. Her passion for non-human animal welfare led to becoming a force-free, non-violence based CPDT and canine behavioral specialist which allows her to go further in her work rescuing behavioral special needs dogs at home and helping grassroots organization in volatile regions that are equally devoted to animal advocacy, rescue, and rehabilitation.

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Trivia (11)

Speaks both English and French.
She mentored children in Vancouver for over 8 years and is an Ambassador for WSPA Canada.
She studied music (classical flute) and was going to pursue a career in that field before switching to acting. She studied theatre at Dalhousie University and graduated from the acting program at Vancouver Film School in 1999.
She is founder and director of Canadian charity Caleb's Hope.
She's a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights.
She is fluent in Kiswahili.
She is an avid motorcycle rider and enjoys flying.
The name 'Lamaro' was given to her by the Acholi people she works with in Northern Uganda. The name 'Lamaro' which means loved by humanity and to love humanity, was appointed on March 14th, 2011.
Has Volunteered with elementary students in South Central, LA as a teaching assistant and student buddy in the classroom.
Founder of 'WomenMake.Art', an online library of women in fine art throughout history.
Was trained by the legendary original dog whisperer Paul Owens in his rigorous Raise With Praise Teacher Training program and is now a CPDT (certified professional dog trainer).

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