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Ellie Van Houtte

Los Altos Town Crier
Reporter & Photographer
Palo Alto, California
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

E L L I E V A N H O U T T E
Photographer | Citizen Diplomat | Creative Political Professional
www.ellievanhoutte.com

E L L I E ’ S S T O R Y
Ellie Van Houtte is a skilled photojournalist and creative communications professional. 

Dedicated to connecting communities across the globe together through cultural and political diplomacy, Ellie’s experiences range from documenting social institutions in India to working with non-profit housing, social justice and youth organizations in Washington, DC and even serving as a citizen diplomat on climate change, diplomacy, women’s rights and international affairs.

In her current role as photographer and writer with the Los Altos Town Crier – a weekly community paper with a circulation of approximately 17,000 print subscribers – Ellie uses her storytelling skills to document issues affecting the community. Her beat ranges from environmental issues to local politics, community profiles and all the news that falls between.

In addition to producing articles, photography and multimedia work for the publication, Ellie also contributes to social media outreach and is the editor for the Living in Los Altos Magazine and the paper's periodic Bridal Section.

She enjoys waking up every day with a sense of purpose and passion.

Follow Ellie's recent professional work at towncrier.photoshelter.com.