elli Garland, PNP is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She graduated magna cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota in 1993, then went on to get her Masters in Nursing at Arizona State University in 1999 with a specialty as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She has been practicing in the east valley since then and after a 12 ½ year stint at another large pediatric practice, she joined the Desert Shores family in 2015. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, watching football (go VIKINGS!), reading, movies, traveling, and can often be found at dance competitions – yes, she is a dance mom, but don’t hold it against her.