Ella Smith (they/she) was born in Helena and grew up between Montana and Pennsylvania. After studying jazz performance and composition at the University of North Texas, Ella returned home to Montana, fell in love with community organizing, and began a decade-long career in politics and public policy. A lifelong fantasy reader, gamer, and role player, Ella has logged an abundance of hours playing DnD. Above all, they enjoy the combination of story creation and improvisational play that goes into running a game. In their free time, Ella enjoys cracking jokes, reading fantasy novels, writing songs, and wandering aimlessly with her dog, Pippen.