Elias is a communications and marketing professional with an extensive background in legislative campaigns, media relations, public relations, communications, marketing, and advertising. He owns Alaska Digital Strategies, an Anchorage-based digital marketing agency. Before moving to Anchorage, Elias grew up in California and then lived in New York where he was a senior field organizer for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. He earned his MBA from Alaska Pacific University and holds a B.A. from San Diego State University. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, going to the gym, learning about the latest trends in communications and marketing, and having coffee at a local coffee shop. Elias was introduced to Pride Foundation in 2009, and served on its 5-state regional committee. In 2010, he joined the board of Pride Foundation to further promote Pride Foundation’s mission and impact in Alaska.