Ellie Hansen is the founder and CEO of Lovable Pets. She is a District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and a member of the HSUS Animal Rescue Team.

Ellie is also an award-winning author. Her books include Fly to Me: Extraordinary Lessons of Life and Death from a Little Dog and Not Forgotten: Saving Laboratory Research Dogs (2021).

Native to New Jersey, Ellie moved to Montana after a brief vacation made her realize that “Montana was home.” She lives on a micro urban farm in Billings with her husband and is unabashedly owned by three dogs, one horse, and three chickens.

When Ellie is not working, writing or herding chickens, she enjoys the practice of yoga, exploring the Montana countryside on foot or cross-country skis, and sailing.