Ellen Snortland has her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and her B.A. in theater and film from University of California, Irvine. She has a rare degree in Norwegian baking: a YUMMY degree. Ms. Snortland discovered her mother’s kransekake, in English, “Crown Cake” recipe and makes it for weddings and all special occasions. Gluten free and a combination of chewy and crunchy, crown cakes are truly royal in how special and delicious they are. Ellen is fond of saying that “My grandmothers would completely plotz if they knew I was baking Norwegian goodies.
She has also written and performs a solo show entitled, “Now That She’s Gone” which was nominated for a Pulitzer.“Now That She’s Gone” was at the Edinburgh Theater Festival in August of 2011. She’s a professional writing coach for first time authors. She’s on the boards of Fifty-Fifty Leadership and Consumer Watchdog. She’s a goodwill ambassador for the National Women’s History Project.
Sampling of Prior Engagements
Thursday, March 14th
Pasadena Weekly columnist and author of "Beauty Bites Beast" :
"Women in Networking LA"
March 14, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Courtyard Marriott in Old Pasadena
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue,
Pasadena, CA 91103
Congratulations Ellen Snortland! This internationally respected activist, attorney, playwright and author is recognized for her latest work as co-author of “The Safety Godmothers: The ABC’s of Awareness, Boundaries and Confidence for Teens.” Read the great review by Sheila Mendes-Coleman in the 03/05/2015 issue of the Pasadena Weekly.
Beauty Bites Beast
Beauty Bites Beast is a clarion call for women and girls to learn how to physically defend themselves as a birth right or human right. Women are not biologically helpless. But just like swimming must be taught, so too can personal safety skills that can save a woman’s life.
Featured on NBC’s Dateline program, Beauty Bites Beast is considered a classic in the violence prevention field.
Ms. Snortland is currently completing her documentary, also called Beauty Bites Beast which chronicles women in a Mexican factory who learn how to defend themselves. Stirring, revolutionary and controversial, what happens when the sleeping giant of women in Latin America wake up and take back their power?
She lives in Altadena, CA with her beloved husband, Ken Gruberman and their two ill-behaved and darling dogs.
Contact Ellen at: www.snortland.com