Ellie Lorenz is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento. She is the mother of three children; a daughter and two sons, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She currently lives in Washington State. A life-long spiritual walk as a friend of Bill W. is a tribute to her formative years, being around her grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, mom and dad, and all her loving animals. She has Native roots in Canada with the Blood tribe, and in Montana with the Blackfeet tribe. All of which contribute to the woman she is. She attributes the beginnings of her walk to being led to the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous on her most vulnerable and most teachable day, that being the day she began to hear for the first time in a long time. The rest of the journey speaks for itself. It is a journey of wonderment, fulfillment, adventure, joy, sorrow experience, and success.