Elena Barker

Elena Barker is a former home writer for Better Homes & Gardens. Currently, she works for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals as a communications specialist. Her work also appears in Medical Solutions, where she worked as a content creator. Elena Barker's community work experience includes the Salvation Army, Boy's Town, and Lauritzen Gardens of Omaha. She has spent nearly a decade working in communications. Elena graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in news and editorial writing.

About Better Homes & Gardens

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