About Ellen

Ellen As Trudy

“It’s a Great Day for an Audit!”   That was Ellen’s mantra when she began working at the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

After a week, it became “It’s a Great Day if I am not the recipient of those four letter words-which did not include love, dear or kind.”  She had 2 great days-Saturdays and Sundays.

So how did a revenue tax auditor become a laughortunity expert?

While at Revenue, she served as an emcee for the hilarious “Miss Revenue” pageants as her kooky character “Trudy”.  Trudy turned conflict and tension into a laughortunity of shared fun.

Ellen has appeared as a stand-up comic at Charlie Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh NC.  She co-facilitated a stress management program for state employees utilizing the power of humor.  Ellen is also a certified Laugh-a Yoga® leader who trained at Yogaville, VA.  In 1992, she became a certified humor presenter through Carolina Health and Humor Association and is a member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.  Ellen has been clowning around the Triangle since 1990 as “Clapper” www.clappertheclown.com