Meet the Owner
Elisa has been married for 21 years to Brian, her high school sweetheart, and has been blessed with 3 beautiful children, Michaela, Logan and Spencer. Elisa and family recently moved to Walla Walla, WA where she is in private practice as a psychotherapist. Educated at Seattle Pacific University with a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. from George Fox University, Elisa has had a long-standing desire to come along side those that are in need. She also finds great pleasure in studying design, from interior decorating to gardenscaping. Combining her knowledge gained from owning her own business for 15 years, her creativity and love of good design, a passion to serve, and her enjoyment as a mom could not have come together more perfectly than seen in Sorrisi Décor!
Have you ever had a tooth ache, one so painful that you couldn't eat, sleep, or even think clearly? Imagine for a moment that you had no hope of relief ... no medication, dentist or clinic, and no understanding as to why you have the pain and no knowledge of how to prevent it in the future.
Sorrisi Décor has partnered with Medical Teams International, a Christian global health organization, to identify the regions with the greatest degree of need with the fewest resources, and we will be giving a full 50% of the Sorrisi profits to seeing teams of dental professionals sent to these areas to address their current most desperate needs. The current areas of focus are:
Liberia – After 14 years of intermittent civil war lasting until 2003, this country is slowly recovering from widespread human suffering. Basic services have been totally disrupted and health services severely damaged. With 3.5 million people, there are 3 licensed dentists, leaving many people to suffer and sometimes die from avoidable dental abscesses and extreme infections. The mission? Visiting teams will establish a circuit of 6-8 dental clinics in the outlying areas to provide extractions, fillings and cleanings, along with oral hygiene instruction to all patients. A concentrated effort will be made to train at least one person in each community who can then continue with the dental education efforts once the team has gone.
Mali – Ranked among the poorest countries in the world, Mali's desperate poverty produces alarming health statistics. With Malians suffering from severe food shortages and famine, 1 out of every 4 children never reach his/her fifth birthday. With 84 dentists serving a population of over 12 million, access to dental care for most rural Malians is non-existent. The mission? To provide very poor, rural communities with dental care and preventive dental hygiene education to alleviate suffering and help reduce the related incidence of poor health.