Ellie was a model I found on Instagram. Her love for outdoor recreation, her history of modeling with motorcycles/vehicles, her bright/upbeat demeanor, and her strong Instagram following…. made her a great new candidate for a few different roles. I messaged her a few times to shoot with me, but it took almost a year for us to meet in person, at a little restaurant in Malibu. Our romantic connection was immediate, and we dated briefly in the final months before I was sentenced to Prison in 2019. Another budding relationship lost to stress and swirling emotions around the Prison sentence I was fighting, back in Missoula, Montana.