Elena Barker

Title: Home Writer
Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Expertise: Home decor, Crafts, Lifestyle

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.


  • Communications specialist
  • Copyeditor and content creator
  • Home writer for Better Homes & Gardens
  • Community-based work experience with The Salvation Army and Boy’s Town


Elena Barker has spent nearly a decade working in the field of communications. First as a communications intern for the University of Nebraska Foundation, and then later on as a public relations intern for the Salvation Army, her experience has always included an interest in community-based services. Currently, she is a communications specialist for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals. Her copywriting work also appears in Medical Solutions.


Elena Barker graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in news and editorial writing. She also took professional development courses in content marketing for social media and social media monitoring. Her skills have allowed her to work as a content creator for Medical Solutions.

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